Easy DIY Pine Cone Bird Feeder


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Spring is here and it’s time to enjoy the outdoors. It’s the perfect time to plant a garden like this. Or begin a bird watching adventure.

This easy DIY Pine Cone Bird Feeder is the easiest and cutest way to to feed common birds in your own backyard. We used 3 different types of seeds to attract and array of different birds that are common throughout the US. And making it is simple.

supplies to make an easy pine cone bird feeder

Supplies to Make a Easy DIY Pine Cone Bird Feeder:

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A Pine Cone
Peanut Butter (Substitution options below)
Bird Seed (I chose Safflower Seeds, Black Oil Sunflower Seeds, and Nyjer Seeds)

Optional: Butter Knife
Piece of Twine

You don’t have to choose the bird seed I did, you could use a blend or any seed that is perfect for birds you love in your area.

bird seed peanut butter and a pine cone bird feeder

Making a Pine Cone Bird Feeder is simple! First gather your supplies. As far as the peanut butter, you will likely just need 2- 4 tablespoons per pine cone.

You can dip your pine cone but you may use a butter knife to spread it, so you have a bit more control.

dip the pine cone in peanut butter bird feeder tutorial

Your peanut butter doesn’t need to be even. And you don’t even need to use peanut butter! You could substitute it for anything sticky that can hold the seeds in place like honey or any type of syrup. But peanut butter is great because birds love it and it can easily hold the weight of the seeds.

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Once you have your sticky peanut butter coating, just roll the seeds through the pine cone. I chose to make stripes of seeds to just give it a bit of style!

diy pine cone bird feeder coated craft in style

Now if you want to hang it, simple add a short length of twine to the top of the pine cone and tie it in a knot. And hang it outside! Your Pine Cone Bird Feeder is perfect in a tree or anywhere up high.

Even squirrels love it so be on the lookout for that!

finished pine cone bird feeder in a tree

So what kind of bird seed are you going to use and what birds will you try to attract with your Pine Cone Bird Feeder? Tell us in the comments!

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