DIY Planter Box + Bird Feeder

Every now and then I get the builder bug to make a new project and this weekend I was ready to create something fun for the birds.

After learning how to use all the new tools in our workshop I’m pretty much in building heaven.

Robert is a great teacher; so patient when it comes to dealing with my fears and many questions.

For this project I’m using scrap wood and some copper I had lying around. I wasn’t sure what I’d come up with I just knew I needed to make something.

This is smaller table saw; it’s suitable for cutting fine pieces of wood and it’s pretty quiet compared to our large table saw.
I always wear safety goggles and gloves when I’m cutting wood, these two little safety tips helped me over come fear and you know what else?  It’s important to keep yourself safe.
The hat well it keeps my hair out of my face.

Tools For Project Assembly

Tools included a hammer and drill.

As you can see I’m using up not only scrap wood but some recycled pieces too.  I started with a base and basically built the planter box first and then closed in the bird feeder on the other.
Drilling holes in each end of this project will be necessary so we can use that copper for a handle.  Just have fun with the bending process of that wire and make it unique to what you like.

After the wire is attached stain the entire box and let it dry.

Wait for the following day to add flowers and then add a liner into the feeder side prior to inserting feed.

This is a simple project you can build using any type of wood, create the same concept or add your own twist to this idea then remember to hang it outdoors in a space the birds will find it.


  1. So cute! would love to have you come over and share at Fishtail Cottage's Garden Party too! xoxo, tracie

    1. Thank you this was a fun little project. I be right over to link up!

  2. Love this! You always have the neatest projects! Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party! Hope to see you again this week!

    1. Hello Nici, Thanks for stopping by it's always nice to hear from you. This was a fun project and pretty quick too. The birds have been enjoying it which makes it all worth while. I'll be by tomorrow to link up I have a couple fun ones to share.

  3. Hi Carole, thank you for sharing your project, I love to feed the birds, if only it was the birds, I get the darn pigeons and they ruin the fun for the small bird, but I bet I could figure out a way to build a cage round the edge of this one. I'm going to have my son take a look at your idea. Maybe recycle some pallets.

    Have a great wee, hope to see more of your projects!!
    Karren @ OMHGWW

    1. Hey Karren -I have a friend who has problems with squirrels getting into her bird feeders. Not sure what the solution would be for either. Glad you liked this project I'll be back just found your linky – looks like a fun one. -Carole

  4. What a cute and inspiring project!

    I love how it turned out!

    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  5. jenny perez says:

    Thanks for posting this cute project to Oh My Heartsie Girl WW – hope to see more fun ideas!

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