Feeding our birds is one thing but feeding our squirrels is a whole ‘nother ballgame. Squirrels love the challenge and have needs all of their own.
Here are (6) unique DIY squirrel feeders for your backyard wildlife watching!
Here are (6) squirrel feeders for you to make yourself!
#1) Mason Jar Squirrel Feeder: To make this adorable squirrel feeder, this is all you need:
- Large wide-mouthed Mason jar (or similar)
- Wooden paint stir stick (or similar)
- Wire (see below for other options)
Click here for the full set of directions. Your backyard buddies are gonna thank you!
#2) Pine Cone Squirrel Feeder: Some of us remember making this creation as a child. An oldie but a goodie as they say! Here is what you’ll need to make this awesome king cone feeder:
-5 large pine cones (Experiment with different sizes and quantities!)
-3/4 cup peanut butter
-1 1/2 cups mixed birdseed
-Wire (I used beading wire), crimp beads and pliers or strong twine
-1 shallow microwave-safe dish (I used a short, square Gladware food storage container)
-1 deep dish (I used a tall, rectangle Gladware food storage container)
-Pastry brush or clean paint brush
Click here to read the full set of directions. And good luck!
#3) Fork & Mason Jar Feeder: The materials are so easy…a mason jar, a fork and some wire. Click here to see the details as to how this momma made her unique squirrel feeder.
#4) Squirrel Feeder Jar: Here’s a feeder made just for the squirrels. And I love that you can watch them through the mason jar – that’s awesome! Click here on how to build this yourself!
#5) Corn Cob Feeder: As the fall approaches us, our squirrels will truly appreciate the extra food. To make this simple corn cob feeder, click here. **I love the seat!
#6) Red Retro Lawn Chair Squirrel Feeder: While this would be hard to make yourself, it can be purchased from Amazon. Click here for more on how to purchase this for your backyard!