To give feathered visitors a pleasant welcome, building a wire mesh bird feeder is a wonderful solution that is affordable and much simpler than you might think. You can assemble this feeder with materials you most likely have on hand, and you can tailor it to fit your own creative vision. With a wire mesh bird feeder, your outdoor space is sure to soon be filled with birdsong!
Build a Wire Mesh Bird Feeder: What You’ll Need
To complete the task at hand, a sheet of wire mesh — such as chicken wire and hardware cloth — are effective supplies to use.
Utilizing a straight-edge or measuring instrument, a person can put this to use with a piece of cord or ribbon for measurements.
Wire mesh for this project was sliced to the preferred meadurement with the use of wire cutters. Uncertain length but pinpointing width, an eighteen-inch trim along with a thirty-six-inch portion was cut to bring the project to fruition.
Utilizing the pliers, curve the wire mesh into a cylindrical shape with the edges seamlessly affixed.
The wire mesh should be transformed into the form of a cylinder. Utilize a pencil to note the cuts required to build the roof of the bird feeder onto the design. Our cuts were crafted 3 inches from the apex of the cylinder.
To craft the ideal roof for your bird feeder, use wire cutters to make sure your cuts are precise along the pencil lines. Afterwards, get those pliers out to bend the wire mesh up and prepare for your feathered friends to come visiting.
Taking your pencil, indicate each position where you’ll be drilling to put the bird seed. We made our intervals 1-inch apart.
With the wire cutters, carefully snip out the points assigned by the pencil marked lines.
With the bird feeder almost ready to go, we sprinkled two cups of bird seed inside it. To finish it off, a bit of string or twine was fastened around the roof to keep everything secured.
Immersing yourself in nature has never been so easy: just suspend the bird feeder from a tree or solidly built structure and observe the avian visitors as they swoop to claim their bounty.