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Simple Frugal Bird Feeder

Wash an empty plastic peanut butter container or something similar.
Remove the label using hot soapy water. If you let is soak a while it will come off a lot easier.

Cut a 1 inch hole so the bottom of the hole is about 1 to 1 1/2 inches up from the bottom of the container.

Make a small hole just below the 1 inch hole, big enough for a 1/8" piece of wood dowel or twig that's 3" long. Poke the dowel/twig into the small hole and glue it in place.

Poke another small hole in the middle of the lid for the wire or string to go through. Run the string or wire through the hole in a loop and tie it off in a big not so it won't pull out.

Put the lid on the jar and there you have it, a bird feeder.


  1. What a great idea! Thank you. I looked at the pic and immediately thought-- you know I have the same empty peanut butter container storing seeds in-- but I never thought I could use it to make a bird feeder. Will do so. So easy,practical, and good looking. Thanks again.

  2. I recently went looking for homemade bird feeders and could not find something like this. I love it and will give it a try. Thanks

  3. Wow. I love Bird feeders. We spent a lot of money on a nice one last year. I like this one just as much. I'll have to show this to my hubby!