9 Squirrel Feeder DIY Ideas For The Garden

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If you’re one of those people who love squirrels or if you want them to stay away from the bird feeders, try one of these DIY Squirrel Feeder Ideas!

1. Pine Cone Feeders

Create this hanging feeder for squirrels, using pine cones, peanut butter, and other important supplies. You’ll get the detailed How-to at Keaton The Foodie.

2. Corn Feeder

Build a squirrel feeder that holds a whole ear of dried corn to feed these munchkins. Try making this feeder following this tutorial from the DIY Network.

3. Mason Jar Feeder

Employ the spare mason jar in making this squirrel feeder in easy, quick steps. The tutorial is available at She Knows. Be sure to arrange this feeder somewhere where you can have a close look at them for fun.

4. Squirrel Under Glass Feeder

How about having a vision of squirrels resting and eating “under a glass container”? This DIY project is available at the Birds and Blooms.

5. Mason Jar Squirrel Feeder

This mason jar squirrel feeder is easier than the project above. For this, you just need a mason jar, a fork, wire, and this tutorial to understand the steps.

6. Homemade Squirrel Feeder

Hang or fix this wooden squirrel feeder in one of the trees in your garden. Watch the video here for the instructions.

7. Suet Feeder

If you are fed up with squirrels eating from the bird feeders, then this DIY squirrel feeder from Stuck At Home Mom can be a solution.

8. Miniature Chair Squirrel Feeder

Transform a cute miniature chair into a squirrel feeder for your garden. Little Vintage Cottage has the full explained tutorial.

9. Recycled Bottle Squirrel Feeder

Start by poking a few twigs through an old bottle and then hang it to a branch of a tree with a piece of twine. We found the idea here!

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  1. Yes invite the nasty critters onto your property and wait, they will wreck your house by chewing up wiring and insulation. Squirrels can start fired this way too. Never mind scaring the hell out of birds at the bird feeders. Don’t feed them by hand, they have a nasty bite and are like a rat than anything else.

  2. I’ve fed many a squirrels by hand. One did put his mouth on my finger and realized I wasn’t the good he likes and DID NOT BITE me!
    The squirrels lived peacefully amongst my birds and even playe with my little dog( I have pictures).
    I haven’t had any damage to my house from them, although they have taken out the electrics in the neighborhood a couple times. Other than that… I live the entertainment!
    I agree, it’s a personal choice…


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