If you feed the birds that visit your garden, you no doubt also have squirrels coming to eat so if this is the case, then why not build a feeder specifically for them as well? This is a fairly simple task, and you can make a squirrel feeder to hang in your garden within a couple of hours.
You will need a few materials and tools to create your squirrel feeder. A six-foot by one-inch by six-inch dog-eared cedar fence board, two 1/2-inch and one 5/8-inch galvanized deck screws, a one-gallon glass jar, a saber saw, compass and rough sandpaper should be enough for this type of job.
When you are ready to do the actual work, cut pieces from the cedar fence board to increments of about a half-foot long. You want to make this feeder compact but just big enough to accommodate a squirrel. In the piece that will be fixed to the front of the structure, create a hole that is large enough to support the one-gallon glass jar. Make sure the lowest point of the opening is about one inch from the bottom of the wood piece.
Use sandpaper to trim the hole's opening. This will ensure that the wood will not be ragged or sharply-edged. Make cuts for entrance holes in the two side pieces with the saber saw as well. Make sure to make these large enough for a normally-sized squirrel to fit into. Again, smooth all ragged edges with sandpaper. Screw all the wood pieces together, affixing them with the galvanized screws, to make up the feeder. A small curved piece at the foot of the feeder should be attached as well to support the glass jar.
Once everything is secured and the jar is ready to be inserted through the feeder's front opening, don't forget to fill the jar with goodies. The last step is to hang the feeder on a tree branch in your garden, and you can use a small piece of strong rope or twine to do this. Then, sit back and watch as your visiting squirrels feast!