Easy Bird Feeders You Can Make

Easy Bird Feeders You can Make

We’ve seen a lot of feathered friends in our yard recently. Robins, sparrows, chickadees, wrens, and bluebirds are common visitors. We enjoy watching as they build nests on our front porch, and we have fun feeding them, too. If you want to attract more birds to your yard, here are some easy bird feeders you can make with just a few supplies.

Pinecone Feeder

Stuff You’ll Need:

  • Pincone
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Peanut Butter
  • Spoon or butter knife
  • Birdseed
  • Ruler (optional)

To start, cut a piece of yarn about 18 inches long. Tie on end of the yarn to the top of the pinecone.

Now comes the fun part! Using the spoon or butter knife, cover the pinecone with peanut butter.

You can either sprinkle the seeds over the peanut butter, or place the seeds in a shallow bowl and roll the pinecone over them. Tie the other end of the yarn to a tree branch.

 

Egg Carton Feeder

Stuff You’ll Need:

  • Empty Egg Carton
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Bird Seed
  • Ruler (optional)

First, cut off the lid of the egg carton.

Next, poke a small hole through each corner of the bottom portion.

Cut four pieces of yarn, each one about 18 inches long. Thread these pieces through the four holes in the carton and tie them off.

Fill the egg holders with birdseed. Tie the strings to a tree branch.

 

Cardboard Tube Feeder

Stuff You’ll Need:

Cardboard tube from a paper towel or bathroom tissue roll

  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Honey
  • Butter Knife
  • Plate or Shallow Dish
  • Bird Seed
  • Ruler (optional)

Use the scissors to cut about two feet of yarn. Thread the yarn through the center of the cardboard tube and tie the ends together. Cut off any extra.

Put the tube on the plate and cover it with honey. Sprinkle birdseed all over the tube and hang on a tree branch.

Which birds did your feeders attract?

Photo by donjd2



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