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DIY Bird Feeder Buffet

This DIY Bird Feeder Buffet is a perfect kids craft for the summer or winter.  Just watch the birds flock and feast on the "buffet"!

I love spring. I love watching the Cardinals, Blue Jays, and other birds that flit in and out of our yard – so I wanted to make sure they stuck around.  I thought we would put out a little buffet to keep them coming back and also have a pretty display in our yard.  If you enjoy letting your kids in on the fun whenever possible this is the perfect project for them.

Not only does it give them something to do to help develop fine motor skills but it also can give a very real sense of pride to be able to provide for small creatures.

Do you remember the pinecone, peanut butter, and birdseed feeders from your childhood? Maybe Scouts or elementary school? They sure were fun!  This bird feeder takes it a few steps further.  The end result of this project is a pretty and functional bird feeder buffet that will likely last through a couple of seasons as it is very simple to refill.

Now your feathered friends will have a variety of food to choose from and a perfect perch to rest on while they snack.

This was also a super inexpensive project for us, I was able to get the main pieces of our bird feeder at Dollar Tree, and the rest we already had on hand at home.

DIY Bird Feeder Buffet

Supplies Needed:

Mini wreath- Dollar Tree
Twine- Dollar Tree
Creamy peanut butter
Cake pan



 DIY Bird Feeder Buffet

Lay wreath inside of a round cake pan, spread peanut butter all over the top.

 DIY Bird Feeder Buffet

Sprinkle birdseed over wreath and peanut butter using the cake pan to catch spillage, scoop up what has spilled into the pan and sprinkle it again, coating peanut butter well.

DIY Bird Feeder Buffet

Cut 3 lengths of twine 18-20” long, tie a knot in one end of each one , wrap a small piece of tape around the other to make it easier to thread.

Thread cheerios on each piece of twine about 6” up.

DIY Bird Feeder Buffet

Tie twine pieces to wreath at equal distance.

Take your feeder outside and loop all 3 ends of your twine over a sturdy branch, and knot them together.

When the birds have devoured all the goodies it is simple to take it down, recover it in peanut butter, layer on more bird seed, and restring some cheerios. Try different types of seed to attract various birds- mixed seed, or black sunflower seeds.

This DIY Bird Feeder Buffet is a perfect kids craft for the summer or winter.  Just watch the birds flock and feast on the "buffet"!

DIY Bird Feeder Buffet Project created for Frugal Mom Eh by Jody Smith.

Debbie White Beattie

Thursday 6th of October 2016

This is so great for the birds and a great project for kids to do

kathy downey

Tuesday 9th of February 2016

This was such a rewarding project for us that we do it weekly now and always have a yard of birds

Richard Hicks

Tuesday 29th of September 2015

Nice idea for a feeder. Want to make this soon!


Monday 31st of August 2015

What a great idea! I have a traditional bird feeder in my front yard and my boys and I just love watching the birds feed. I would love to make this with my boys. :)

Jamie Glenn

Wednesday 26th of August 2015

This has to be 1 of the cutest bier feeders I have ever seen. I will need to try this out. Thank you for the awesome ides