Your garden is the greatest place to sit outside and relax when the weather is fine. If you feel there is something missing in your garden, build a handmade bird-feeder and it will be filled with birdsong. Also will be making a good deed for those little birds.


  • Terracotta or clay flowerpot and two saucers. The ideal would be a pot that already has some drilled holes for the seeds. The saucer needs to cover the top of the flowerpot (as a lid).
  • Glass and tile drill bits (1/2″ for seed openings, 1/8″ for hanging)
  • 3/32″ vinyl coated wire rope (about 2 feet)
  • 1/8″ ferrule and stop set
  • Pliers

Start by drilling 1/8″ holes in the center of each saucer , if they don’t already have some. It’s pretty easy to drill these holes with the appropriate drill bit. I also added 3 drainage holes in the base saucer with the same bit. Use the 1/2″ bit to drill three seed holes about an inch from the bottom of the flowerpot.Thread the wire rope through the top saucer, flowerpot and base saucer. Using pliers clamp the ferrule and stop onto the wire at the base and top.

If you re-purpose a flowerpot and saucers, this feeder will cost you about $2.00!

via thegardenroofcoop