What You Need:
- Pine cone
- String or twine
- Assorted seeds
- Peanut butter (no sugar or salt added)
- Palette or butter knife.
How To Make
1. Pick a pine cone
Choose a nice open pine cone, that you’ve found on a nature walk or picked up from underneath a pine tree.
2. Tie Twine Around The Feeder
Start by tying some twine tightly around your pine cone, knot securely, and then tie the two ends in a loop to hang over a branch or on a hook.
3. Coat Cone with Peanut Butter
Use a palette knife to spread 100% peanut butter over the pine cone, getting it into the cracks and crevices. Make sure your nut butter is sugar and salt free.
4. Roll the Cone in Birdseed
Put your seed mix into a shallow dish and roll the now sticky pine cone in the seeds.
5. Hang the Feeder
Hang your feeder up somewhere safe, away from domestic cats and predators, for the birds to enjoy.
These cute little feeders can be used to decorate an outdoor Christmas tree for winter birds, why not add a ribbon or use decorated twine.
Before you know it, your hanging bird feeder will attract plenty of birds to your space. And you will be ready to join in with the RSPB’s ‘Big Garden Bird Watch‘ in January!