DIY Bird Feeder Hanger

This week’s post is a fun one for me.  I get to write about two things that I absolutely love; woodworking and birds!  I’m sharing a tutorial to make a wooden DIY bird feeder hanger using a single 2×2 board.  This hanger can be added to your deck to hang a hummingbird feeder or really any bird feeder for that matter.  It’s also great for floral hanging baskets.

DIY Bird Feeder Holder and Homemade Hummingbird Food Recipe

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DIY Bird Feeder Hanger Tutorial

This DIY bird feeder hanger was a VERY easy build.  The only lumber that you’ll need for this build is a single 2×2 board.  Here is a complete list of tools and materials.

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2×2 x 72″ board

Ceiling Hook

Brad nails

Drill bit

Deck Screws

Wood glue

Bird feeder ( I went with a Hummingbird Feeder but you could use a bird seed feeder too)


Miter Saw 


Brad Nailer 

Tape Measure

Ear Protection

Eye Protection

Dust Mask


Cut the 2×2 board into three pieces as shown in the plans.

DIY Bird feeder holder

Use brad nails to attach the boards to each other.

DIY Bird Feeder Holder
DIY Bird Feeder Holder
DIY Bird Feeder Holder

Pre drill holes for ceiling hook and to where the hanger will attach to the deck post.

DIY Bird Feeder Holder
DIY Bird Feeder Holder
DIY Bird Feeder Holder

Finished DIY Bird Feeder Hanger

DIY Bird Feeder Holder
DIY Bird Feeder Holder
DIY Bird Feeder Holder

If you’re interested in learning how to make your own hummingbird food, check out this simple recipe.

DIY Bird Feeder Holder

DIY Bird Feeder Holder

DIY Bird Feeder Holder

DIY Bird Feeder Holder

DIY Bird Feeder Holder

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  1. Oh how lovely! Thank you for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s house we go link party. I’ll be featuring you on my blog when the next party starts on Wednesday morning!

  2. I love this! We love the hummers here in my yard and I make my own juice as well. So much cheaper!! And you are right, better for those sweet and fun hummers. You took some amazing photos!!

    Thanks for linking up @LiveLifeWell!



  3. Your hubby’s photo’s rock! And so does that simple rustic bracket/brace! You could use that for so many projects! Good to see you last week at TTA! Hope to see you this week, too!

  4. Fabulous photos of the hummingbird! We saw a hummingbird in our yard for the first time and we’ve lived here 20 years. Maybe if we built a hanger like yours, we’d attract and see more of them. Great idea! Pinned 🙂

    1. Thanks Marie. I’m lucky to have a husband that knows how to take amazing photos because I definitely don’t have that skill!

    1. Thanks! I get ants in mine from time to time but I pay a pest control company to spray around my home quarterly and that takes care of it. I’ve also wondered if vinegar on the holder would deter the ants.

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