Birds act as a natural pest control, so here’s an easy DIY guide to making your own bird feeder. Alcolin Ultra Wood Glue is strong, waterproof and non-toxic, making it perfect for an outdoor project like this.

Summer is around the corner, and what better way to prepare than to bring new life to your outdoor area? Wildlife adds a warm and energetic atmosphere to your outside space, and can be easily attracted with a few simple steps. One of the simplest ways to do this is by creating bird-friendly features in your garden. Bird feeders and baths are sure to attract and retain your feathered friends.

See the details below about how to build a bird feeder in under an hour. And if you’re feeling like making the most of this project, why not create a few feeders and paint them different colours? They will add a lot of colour and feathered excitement to your outdoor area. We’d love to see your finished projects, so send us photos on Facebook.

Handy tip: Alcolin Ultra Wood Glue is waterproof, making it ideal for outdoor projects that are exposed to the elements.

Thank you to the team at Alocolin for the fantastic advice and for the details of this awesome project.

What you need

  • AlcolinUltraWoodGlue
  • AlcolinWoodfiller
  • 22 mm x 144 mm pine, cut to five 200 mm lengths (cut one 144 mm edge of four of the planks at 45°)
  • Panelpins
  • Wire
  • Twine
  • Drill

How to do it

  1. Glue together two of the pieces with Alcolin Ultra Wood Glue with the 45° edges at right angles to each another and secure this with panel pins to form the roof.
  2. Glue and nail the other two pieces with 45° edges on either side of the fifth 200 mm piece to form a frame.
  3. Glue and nail the roof to the frame.
  4. Drill a hole in each side and push wire through for food.
  5. Drill a hole in the apex of the roof and thread twine through it to hang the feeder up.
  6. Fill any holes with Alcolin Woodfiller, sand it smooth and paint in any colour you like.