Whether you're an avid birdwatcher or just want to add some character to your garden, a bird feeder is a great way to attract colorful songbirds and other interesting feathered friends. A DIY bird feeder adds an extra personalized touch to your home. As an added bonus, they're inexpensive and fun to make. Building your own bird feeder is a great way to spend an afternoon.

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1. Use an orange peel

Many birds enjoy bowl-shaped feeders, and an orange peel is the perfect size and shape for smaller songbirds. Simply cut an orange in half and scoop out the interior flesh until you mostly only see the white rind. Fill the hollowed-out peel with seed, then use a small macrame hanger, knotted twine, or a knitted or crocheted pouch to hang it on your porch or from a tree in your garden.

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