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DIY Pine Cone Bird Feeder

 

What You Need:

  • Pine Cone
  • Yarn or Twine
  • Peanut Butter
  • Margarine
  • Honey
  • Your Favorite Bird Seed Mixture
  • Dried Fruits or Nuts (optional)

 

Instructions:

  1. Find a large pine cone.
  2. Tie a three to four foot piece of yarn or twine throughout the pine cone and around the top to serve as the hanger.
  3. Mix two tablespoons of peanut butter with two tablespoons of margarine.
  4. Spread the peanut butter and margarine mixture onto the pine cone.
  5. Pour your bird seed dried fruits or nuts onto a plate or shallow dish and roll the pine cone in it.
  6. Drizzle honey and roll in the seeds one more time.
  7. Place the seed-covered pine cones in the freezer for about an hour oruntil it is firm.
  8. Hang it outside in a tree and enjoy watching the birds!

 

Tips:

1. Hang your pinecone at the end of a smaller branch so squirrels don't get it.

2. Work with the birdseed over newspaper to help make clean up time easier.