How to Make A Cute, Fairy-Sized Bird Feeder

Use a steady hand to create this miniature bird feeder, perfect for a charming fairy garden.

Add the teeniest-tiniest bird feeder to your container fairy garden display. With attention to detail and careful gluing, this project is quick and easy. Paint the wood pieces any color you'd like for a customized look. After putting the bird feeder into the dirt, sprinkle loose bird seed around the base to make it look like birds have been there.

What You Need

  • Craft wood rectangle
  • Vinyl 1/4" tubing
  • Craft wood dowel
  • 20 gauge jewelry wire
  • Red paint
  • Bird seed
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Needle-nose pliers

Step 1: Cut Feeder Top and Bottom

Measure two 1/4" by 3/8" pieces from a craft wood rectangle and mark with a pencil. Cut the pieces out along the lines with scissors.

Step 2: Paint Wood Pieces

Paint the two wood pieces with red paint. Let dry.

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Step 3: Cut Tubing

Cut a 1/4-inch-long piece of vinyl tubing. Make sure the edge is level, not angled. This segment will hold the bird seed between the red wood.

Step 4: Assemble Bird Feeder

Hot glue one end of the tubing to the center of one of the red wood pieces. Fill the tubing with bird seed. Glue the other red wood piece to the other end of the tubing and let dry.

Step 5: Add Hanging Loop

Use a pair of needle-nose pliers to bend a length of wire into a circle that is about 1/8" in diameter. Cut the extra tail off the loop, then hot glue to the top of the bird feeder.

Step 6: Add Perch

Cut a 1/16" piece from a wood craft dowel. Glue the narrow end of the piece to the middle of the vinyl tubing to make a perch.

Step 7: Create Hook

Cut a 3" piece of wire and bend one end into an open spiral to make a hook. Hang the bird feeder from the hook by stringing the loop through the spiraled end. Push part of the straight end into the dirt to hold the bird feeder upright.


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