BYOB: Build Your Own Bird Feeder!


Feeding birds year-round will greatly increase their chances of survival, especially in the cold winter months. We carry a wide range of bird seed and feeders but if you're the DIY type (we know you are...) here are 10 awesome ideas for building your own bird feeder!

1) Cup & Saucer Bird Feeder

Zach & Cindy from the Valu Home Centers team in Owego, NY show you how to turn an old teacup and saucer into a bird feeder! Click the link below to watch their video which details step by step instructions.


Via Valu Home Centers

2) Window Bird Feeder

This nifty feeder attaches right to your window with suction cups and will give your front row seats to all the action!


Via Ana White

3) Sisal Rope Bird Feeder

An old tin can and some rope can be combined to make a beautiful feeder for your birds! Just wrap the rope around the can (be sure to use a clean can) and bend the lid in half so that the birds can get to the food. You can also add a ledge so the birds have something to stand on when eating.


Via Dabbles & Babbles

4) Cookie Cutter Feeders

You can create birdfeeders in all shapes and sizes when you mold them. If you have cookie cutters, you can mix gelatin and water to create a base and then add birdseed and mold it in the cookie cutters. Once the mold sets, you can hang these little feeders anywhere with string. Kids will love this project and if you don’t have a lot of cookie cutters on hand, you can use mason jar lids or anything that will create a mold!


Via Eighteen25

5) Popsicle Stick Bird Feeders

This simple craft is great for kids and is easily customizable with a bit of craft paint!


Via Tonya Staab

6) Glass Bottle Bird Feeder

With a few planks of wood and an old bottle, you can make your birds a lovely bar that dispenses birdseed around the clock!


Via Espiritcabane

7) Flower Pot Bird Feeder

Reuse an old flower pot and turn it into a beautiful bird feeder! Get creative when you are drilling holes and make your own decorative pattern.


Via All Things Heart & Home

8) Orange Cup Bird Feeder

The easiest of the bunch to make, this fruity feeder looks (and smells) great! Simply slice an orange in half and remove the inside. It's the only feeder on this list that comes with a snack!


Via She Knows

9) Bowl and Saucer Bird Feeder

Make a beautiful birdfeeder from a saucer and bowl! But it doesn't just look great -- the plate protects your birds from rain, sun and other weather elements.



Via Erin's Creative Energy

10) Mason Jar Feeders

Mason jars are the quintessential DIY supply -- and for good reason! They're incredibly versatile and have that certain homemade charm. Just attach your mason jar to some metal chick feeders, available at any farm supply store, and choose a way to hang it.


Via The Garden-Roof Coop

Need some seed? Valu has you covered.

Valu carries a wide range of bird seed and feeder -- perfect for the feathery friends in your life (or yard).