10 Brilliant DIY Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder Ideas

They’re cute, they’re fuzzy, they’re fun to watch…and they love wreaking havoc on your bird feeders! It seems that squirrels love nothing more than to find sneaky ways to make a daily feast out of your bird feeders.

When it comes to finding creative ways to get their little paws on that delicious bird seed, squirrels are like little geniuses. It may seem like no matter what you do, you eventually look out your window to see a furry little squirrel tail poking out of your bird feeder.

While there are many feeders in stores that claim to be squirrel-proof, sometimes the best thing you can do is go the DIY route to create a truly brilliant bird feeder for your yard that is actually just for birds.

We’re going to be honest, you’ll never completely get rid of squirrels. When it comes to a free container of delicious seeds sitting right next to the tree they call home, they will always figure out some crafty way to snag a bite or two.

However, there are plenty of ways you can craft a bird feeder that will make sure your feathered friends get the lion’s share of the seeds.

We’ve rounded up the best DIY squirrel-proof bird feeder ideas we can find to keep the furry little seed felons away and to let the neighborhood birds feast pleasantly.

Hats off to the creative people who had the ingenuity to craft these interesting bird-feeding stations!

Copper Pipe DIY Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

What an amazing job! Check out Chris Notap’s Squirrel proof bird feeder. I think the design of this bird feeder is excellent, it uses glass for the sides and cut copper pipes for the openings of the bird feeder. Glass sides open for easy bird feed refills. Here is the DIY video tutorial that explains exactly how to make one of these.

“Flexi-Perch” Squirrel-proof Birdfeeder

Here is another interesting feeder. It uses a plastic drain pipe and other PVC materials. Check out the complete DIY tutorial here

Squirrel-proof Large Baffle Birdfeeder

Here is an affordable DIY bird feeder that doesn’t take much to build. Make sure to place it at least 10 feet away from trees, otherwise, squirrels can easily jump on top of it.  Here is the complete step by step DIY tutorial

Copper Pipe Aquarium Squirrel-proof Bird Feeder

Here is another great invention that we found on Chris Notap’s Youtube channel. The squirrel-proof bird feeder is made with an aquarium, some plywood and copper pipes. Looks really durable and definitely squirrel proof.   Watch the step by step tutorial here

DIY Squirrel Baffle

Squirrel-Proof Baffle

The squirrel baffle works by keeping squirrels from climbing up your bird feeder. It’s easy to make and can be a great solution for squirrel proofing an existing bird feeder. For the complete DIY tutorial, check out Bird Watching Bliss here

DIY Plastic Bottle Squirrel-proof Birdfeeder

This bird feeder looks very easy to make. Its made with a plastic bottle, plant support, some string, and metal washers. Here is the step by step DIY tutorial!

DIY PVC Baffle Bird Feeder

This birdfeeder may not look so appealing but it gets the job done! Made with just a few materials, this one will be sure to keep squirrels away. Here is the complete DIY tutorial 

DIY Hanging PVC Squirrel-proof Birdfeeder

This hanging bird feeder looks simple to make. With just a few materials, you’ll have a squirrel-proof bird feeder that will last for years! Here is the complete DIY tutorial