How to Make a Bird Water Feeder? [Simple 7-Step Solution]

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Do you like to watch birds? Well, there is a great way to watch them up close and personal, and that is by making a bird water feeder!

This is a really easy project, and all you need are some simple supplies. In just a few minutes, you can enjoy feathered friends’ company in your backyard! Keep reading for instructions on how to make a bird water feeder.

How to Make a DIY Water Feeder With a Plastic Bottle

DIY bird feeders are a great way to attract birds to your garden and home. They can also be used as gifts for bird lovers or a fun craft project for kids.

If you want your homemade bird feeder to have a long lifespan, choosing suitable materials is essential. The best option is to use a heavy-duty plastic bottle that will not break easily.

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Tools & Materials Needed

A DIY water feeder is a great way to provide water for your plants without having to worry about refilling it constantly.

old plastic bottles for how to make bird feeders

Plus, it’s a great way to recycle an old plastic bottle! To make your water feeder, you’ll need:

  • Plastic bottle
  • Plastic plate or board
  • Wires
  • Screws and bolts
  • Drill machine
  • Glue gun
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Pencils or markers (optional)

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7 Steps to Make Bird Water Feeder

Step 1. Take out your water bottle cap and hook it to the plastic plate.

You can attach them using a glue gun. For aesthetic purposes, ensure the cap is well glued to the middle of the plastic plate.

Let this dry before moving on to step 2, or else there’ll be an accident with spilling all over everything ruining both jobs 😉

Step 2. Use a drill to make a hole at the center of your bottle cap and plastic dish.

drill to use to make bird feeders

After completing this initial incision, insert a screw and bolt them together.

Step 3. Use the glue gun to attach the wooden board to the back of the plastic dish.

Position it so that it is centered over the circular opening in the middle of the dish. Allow some time for the glue to dry, then flip your device over and ensure that everything is in place before proceeding.

Step 4. You need to get an empty plastic bottle without the cap and a drilling machine.

Using the drill, insert three holes in the neck of the bottle, evenly spaced around it. Ensure that the holes are big enough for water to go through when you fill up the bottle with it.

Step 5. Make the handle of the water feeder.

To do this, you will tie a wire around the bottom of a plastic water bottle to create a handle that will allow you to suspend the feeder easily. Use pliers to bend the wire into a crossbow – shape.

Step 6. Fill the water bottle with water and screw it into the bottle cap glued to the plastic plate in step 1.

Step 7. You can now hang your feeder somewhere strategic.

Since the water flows steadily, there will be no wastage.

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Check out this video for a simple tutorial.

Don’t forget to also check our guide on proper hummingbird feeder placement.

Final Words

So there you have it! Your very own DIY water feeder is made from a recycled plastic bottle. It’s an excellent project for kids, and they can help with every step of the process.

This will give your birds a place to drink and cool off [1] in the hot sun. Make sure to keep an eye on your feeders to stay clean and full of water! And as always, happy crafting!

diy Bird Water Feeder

Have you tried making a bird water feeder? Please share your experience below!


1.Water for Wildlife: Bird-baths, Ponds and Fountains. Small Farm Sustainability. Accessed June 6, 2022.


Hi there, I’m Johanna a writer, cat cuddler, and all-around animal lover! 🐈 I have two furkids of my own – a blue-eyed Siberian cat named Karakita, and a Siberian Husky Sundance who is the boss of us all. A lot of my motivation comes from my love of animals and want them to be treated with respect

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