How to Make Bird Feeders with Pine Cones

How to Make Bird Feeders with Pine Cones
Birdwatching is both relaxing and educational. If you'd like to watch from the comfort of your kitchen table, patio or lawn chair, all you have to do is to place one or more feeders in your yard. You could go to the store and buy an expensive feeder, or you could make one yourself with minimal cost and a small amount of effort. Making a pinecone bird feeder is an enjoyable project that children can participate in as well.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Pinecone
  • Ribbon or string
  • Peanut butter
  • Blunt knife
  • Bird seed
  • Paper plate or newspaper
Step 1
Select a large, sturdy pinecone that is in good condition, and place it on a large plate or on top of some newspaper.
Step 2
Cut a piece of ribbon or string that is approximately 18 inches long, and tie the string to the pinecone. Tie the knot around the center of the pinecone, about one to two inches from the top.
Step 3
Spread smooth peanut butter all over the pinecone by using a blunt knife such as a butter knife.
Step 4
Pour some birdseed into a cup, and sprinkle it over the pinecone. Once you've poured the seed, roll the pinecone around the plate or newspaper to pick up fallen birdseed.
Step 5
Tie the feeder to a tree branch or a hook extending from an eave on your house.

Article Written By Charlotte Johnson

Charlotte Johnson is a musician, teacher and writer with a master's degree in education. She has contributed to a variety of websites, specializing in health, education, the arts, home and garden, animals and parenting.

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