DIY Squirrel Feeder

The Paper Mama
by The Paper Mama
5 Materials
20 Minutes

Do not feed the squirrels. Yeah, we feed those little rodents. I KNOW we probably shouldn’t… but it’s pretty cute to watch. They pretty much rule our neighborhood. Check out my original blog post for the full DIY:

You can watch squirrels enjoy their food with this fun DIY feeder. It's cheap and easy to make. Check out the DIY below to see how to make it.

I made it in about 20 minutes. I had a wide mouth jar (with a 3 inch opening), an old serving fork, and some wire. This squirrel feeder was FREE, minus the small price for peanuts. Yes, it cost peanuts (I’ll be here all night).

I wrapped the wire around two spots on the jar and secured the fork. Secure the feeder to something that’s easy to reach… a fence? A tree? I wired ours onto a fence post (within view from our living room… so important).

Fill that jar with treats and have fun watching the squirrels!

This treat dispenser has been up for 4 year and the squirrels still love it. Even the Scrub Jays and Crows come by for treats.

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  • Kim Lunsford Kim Lunsford on Jun 27, 2021

    What is the fork for? That seems like it would hurt a squirrel.

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  • Valerie Burge Valerie Burge on Jun 28, 2021

    That's cute!!! I'm going to try this. I haven't been able to put nuts out because my dog gets them. He won't get them up that high! LOL