Are you a bird watcher? Birds are chirping and singing, so that must mean they are enjoying the summer weather. Make this simple DIY birdseed feeder for your feathered friends and keep them happy and chirping!!
Bringing this awesome DIY back around for you to make for the birds in your yard. Enjoy!
DIY Birdseed Feeder for Your Feathered Friends
I love watching birds nibble on bird food, but mostly, I like to watch them flutter. You could say I’m a novice birdie (bird watcher). There are a variety of bird feeders around my house that the birds love. I get to see all types of beautiful birds by having these feeders available to them. I came across a birdseed feeder on a friend’s blog and just had to make a few of my own. They are so simple to make.
This birdseed feeder craft is so easy and inexpensive to make, and you’ll want to make them over and over again. Other than the birdseed, these ingredients used are probably already in your kitchen. I keep my birdseed on the front porch in a large tin can with a lid.
How to make a simple Birdseed Feeder
Ingredients and Supplies:
- 2 cups birdseed
- One tbs bread or cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup flour
- Two tbs peanut butter
- 1/4 cup water
- One tbs corn syrup or honey
- One tbs cornstarch
- jute for hanging
- fiber for birds to make a nest with (I used fiber from an old wool scarf)
- assorted shapes and sizes cookie cutters
- wax paper
- scissors, bowl, etc.
I was able to get six assorted size feeders from the mixture.
Start by mixing all ingredients. Layout a piece of wax paper on the counter and sprinkle a little flour on it, then take your cookie cutters and place on paper. With your fingers slightly floured start stuffing each cutter with birdseed mixture to the rim of the cutter. Let stand a few hours to dry and harden.
Once dried, gently push birdseed down and out of cutter onto wax paper. Let sit for a few minutes or so before tying them up. Take a piece of fiber and jute and tie up the feeder. Be gentle when tying the knots at the top base of the feeder. Hang outside on tree limb and enjoy bird watching.
Also – if your feeders crumble after making them, throw it on the ground to the birds. They’ll love it any way they can get it!
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