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Turn a terra cotta flower pot into a bird feeder

How do you relax and unwind at home when you get the chance? For me, it means lying down on our daybed while reading a good book or simply observing my surroundings. And when I just want to sit and watch, I get really entertained by animals roaming around the neighbourhood just going about their business. For some reason it’s very relaxing!

Terra Cotta Pot Bird FeederBirds are my favourite, and I wanted to be able to watch them up close. I wanted to better hear the birds sing, so I made a hanging bird feeder with the extra terra cotta flower pot we had to attract them into our yard.

After finishing the DIY flower pot bird feeder, I hung it on the tree we have in our yard. It’s perfect! I can comfortably observe and listen to singing birds from our daybed!

Terra Cotta Pot Bird FeederDo you want to invite birds in your yard or garden, too? Be inspired to make a bird feeder using terra cotta pots by viewing the album below. You can also get the link to a wonderful tutorial by All Things Heart & Home below!


  • 1 or 2-liter Plastic Water Bottle (3-1/2″ in diameter)
  • 6 1/2″ Clay Pot
  • 7 1/2″ Clay Saucer
  • 9 1/2″ Clay Saucer
  • 1/4X 5″ Eye Bolt
  • 2 – 1/4″ Washers
  • 2 – 1/4″ Nuts (to fit Eye Bolt)
  • 12″ of Lightweight Wire
  • 48″ of Picture-hanging Wire
  • Fishing Swivel
  • 18″ long Tree Branch


  • Cordless Drill with 1/4″ Masonry Drill Bit
  • X-acto Knife / Scissors
  • Wire Cutter

Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. 8-)

Thanks to All Things Heart & Home for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here




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