20 Upcycled Bird Feeders & Baths

20 Upcycled Bird Feeders & Baths

Ever since we moved into our house, I’ve been mildly obsessed with making our yard as bird-friendly as possible. I love having a yard full of chirping birds…and I geek out when a new species is spotted.

I LOVE creating DIY bird projects and have already made quite a few of them.

But I’m ready to make more! So, to help spark my creative muse, I looked for inspiration and collected a bunch of upcycled bird bath and feeder ideas that I wanted to share with you! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.


Light Fixture on a Lamp Shade Bath from Damita’s Pretty Wrap

Light Fixture on a Lamp Shade DIY repurposed bird bath

Light Fixture on a Lamp Shade

Mason Jar Chicken Feeder from The Garden-Roof Coop

DIY repurposed vintage chicken feeder and mason jar bird feeder

Feeds all kinds of birds!

Candlestick and Pot Lid Bath from My Repurposed Life

Candlestick and repurposed pot lid bird bath

How cool is that??

Wine Bottle Hummingbird Feeder from My So Called Crafty Life

Upcycled wine bottle hummingbird feeder

LOVE to craft from my recycling bin!

Vintage Iron Chair Bath from Daisy Mae Belle

Vintage iron garden patio chair and terracotta flower pot bottom bird bath

Would be pretty in anyone’s yard…

Chandelier Bird Feeder from Home is Where the Boat Is

Repurposed brass chandelier bird feeder or bath

…and I already have a junky chandy from a thrift shop!!

“Nested” Bird Bath from The Hippy Homemaker

Grapevine wreath repurposed as hanging bird bath

A nest with a surprise.

Outdoor Orb Hanging Feeder from The Art of Doing Stuff

Outdoor glass light orb cover repurposed into hanging bird feeders

These are très chic…

Tomato Cage Bird Bath from My Life Abundant

Tomato cage upcycled and repurposed as bird bath

I LOVE this idea!!

Salad Bowl/Wire Mesh Feeder from Tried & True

Repurposed thrift store wooden salad bowl "acorn" bird feeder

And it looks like an acorn!

Trash Can Lid on Stacked Stone Bath from Our Fairfield Home and Garden

Metal trash can lid upcycled repurposed as shallow bird baths in garden

Gorgeous addition to a rock garden…

Muffin Tin Bird Feeder from Birds & Blooms

Muffin tin repurposed bird feeder

A birdie buffet!

Vintage Sink Bird Bath from Flea Market Gardening

Vintage ceramic sink repurposed as junky bird bath or feeder

I’d love using a pedestal sink for this.

Outdoor Lantern Feeder from Finding Secret Treasure

Salvaged vintage lantern light fixture as repurposed bird feeder

Love me a fun lantern…

Repurposed Chip ‘n Dip Bath from Andrea Wiggins

Chip and dip tray repurposed upcycled as bird bath

Colorful and fun.

Funky Ashtray Bird Feeder from At Home on the Bay

Mid-century ashtray repurposed as hanging bird feeder

Mid-century panache!

Flower Pot Bird Bath from Life in Rehab

Stacked terracotta flower pots repurposed and upcycled as DIY bird bath

Nice re-use of some old pots…

Hanging Light Fixture Bath/Feeder from That’s My Story

Vintage glass light fixture repurposed as hanging bird bath or feeder

Could be a feeder…could be a bath. Very pretty either way!

Art Deco Ashtray Stand Bath from Ruff by Margo

Antique iron ashtray stand repurposed as garden bird bath

Ok, going to be keeping an eye out for vintage ashtray stands…

Bundt Pan Feeder from Eclectically Vintage

Bundt cake pan upcycled into DIY bird feeder

Such a great idea- I see Bundt pans all the time!


Whew!! There are some FANTASTIC ideas out there…now I just need to figure out what kind of feeder (or heck, another bath) I want to add to my yard! And of course, I would employ bird-friendly ideas like keeping the baths shallow…adding pebbles to make a bath non-slip…and covering bird feeders to keep the seed dry.

Which is your favorite idea here? I don’t know if I can choose just one…

Craft on!


PIN ME!Upcycle and Repurpose DIY Bird Bath and Bird Feeder DIY Craft Projects Compiled by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com


  1. Wonderful ideas Sarah! Thanks so much for including my birdbath among the features.


  2. wow! So many great ideas. My favourite has to be the vintage iron chair bird bath. x

  3. I have done a couple of these before! I plan to have a few feeders and baths in my developing garden.

  4. heatheranne1970 says:

    What really awesome ideas! I love watching the birds outside, and how fun to creative out of the ordinary bird feeders! Please come share with us each Sunday at #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup

  5. Wow, how cute and creative!

  6. Great round up! My favorite is the outdoor lantern feeder! Have a great week 🙂

  7. Karen Wood says:

    I love these good ideas!

  8. What a great mix of feeders – Love the bottles they add character to the great outdoors.

  9. These ideas are great! I’d love to make a bird feeder with my son, I think he’d get such a kick out of it! Thanks for linking this up to Merry Monday!

  10. Such great ideas! I love bird baths and feeders. We have a window one and it’s awesome to watch the birds come so close.

    Visiting from Treasure Box Tuesday 🙂

  11. Super cute Ideas!! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week!! I Pin everything to My 2 Favorite Things Pinterest Board!

  12. Great round up! pinned and sharing!

  13. Michelle says:

    What great ideas! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  14. gakeman75 says:

    Thank you for joining the Small victories Sunday Linkup party. Please join again.

  15. Jann Olson says:

    Lots of fun ideas! I just found an old light fixture that I will be turning into a feeder. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  16. Great list of ideas! I can’t wait to try some of them. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

  17. There are some neat ideas here…maybe even homemade gifts!

  18. Sarah, I’m loving the little lantern one! What great ideas. Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frugal. Love, Mimi xxx

  19. These are so creative ideas! I hate throwing away left pieces of glassware and here’s a lovely way to up-cycle them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. I love some of these ideas – I’m a big bird feeder person and am always replacing the ones those darned squirrels get at!~ and always looking for new feeders.

    Thanks for sharing this with us on Throwback Thursday~


  21. What great ideas! My parents love watching the birds in their yard. You have inspired me to re-purpose something for them soon!

  22. No shortage of creativity here! Our feeder is pretty boring compared to these but now I have lots of ideas. We had a water feeder/trough on the deck and it was fine until the crows decided it was a good idea to wash their food in it. The last straw was when I seen one washing a recently hatched baby bird. After that it had to go.

  23. Super cute and so creative. it is amazing how many things can be transformed. Thanks for sharing this at DI&DI.

  24. Loving this roundup of bird baths. It gave me some great ideas of things I have that aren’t pulling their weight! LOL

  25. Kitti London says:

    Instead of the chain i used a bunch of bright colored macrame rope that i have had for a few years but refused to throw out. I called on my macrame skills of yesteryear. I attached it to a ring i found in a clearance bin and did one simple knot repeatedly, i also ruffed up the rope or more or less frayed it in a few places, making it easily accessible for nest building supplies. it was easier to.spot my feathered friends and they could knock off two chores by having a drink and picking up something special for their home. I also made small blocks of ice in old containers with no matching lid and placed them in the bath a few times a day to keep the water cool and inviting.


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