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This Reader Made A DIY Bird Feeder Using Everyday Items (February is National Bird Month!)

Happy National Bird Month! 🐦
If you love spending time embracing the great outdoors, there’s nothing more tranquil than birdwatching. This week’s Happy Friday reader, Linda, feels the same way and actually made her own DIY bird feeder using items she found around her house. It’s also National Bird Month, so there isn’t a better time to try this DIY!

A bird feeder is a great way to attract more birds to come around your home, and making your own is a frugal way to avoid spending too much money. Plus, it’ll be super rewarding and relaxing when you watch these lovely birds chirping, melting your worries away!

*Note – Be sure to check with your State’s guidelines on bird feeders as some variations can be illegal and result in fines.

When we started spending more time at home at the beginning of the pandemic, we came to appreciate the local birds who would visit our feeders.

I had been wanting an oriole feeder, but stores were closed, and I really didn’t want to spend the money on ordering one. I figured there had to be a way to make one with supplies I had at home.

I had been saving our Oui yogurt jars, which have proved to be the perfect container to use for such a feeder. With a little ribbon and some wood skewers, we created several cute little feeders.

They are super simple to make, and you can use jelly alone or add an orange slice on the skewer.

These have been a big hit with our local orioles. Wrap one up with a jar of jelly, and add an orange for a unique little teacher gift or Mother’s Day present.

If oriole feeders aren’t your thing, did you know that you can buy reusable lids for these jars? You can order them right from the Oui yogurt website.

Thank you, Linda, for sharing this awesome DIY bird feeder idea with us! It’s nice to hear people like yourself find silver linings even in the most difficult time. 🙌

February is a great time to show some extra appreciation to the birds of your community, so, if you give this a try, be sure to let us know in the comments!

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