DIY Pine Cone and Bagel Bird Feeders

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Decorating a tree in your outdoor space with bird feeders can be festive and provide a healthy snack for your backyard birds. Pine cone and bagel bird feeders make beautiful decorations  on any outdoor tree and are easy to make. I've made many of these feeders over the years and they are always popular with the birds. Here are two easy feeders you can make at home. 

 

PINE CONE BIRD FEEDERS

YOU WILL NEED:
  • A pine cone
  • String
  • Chunky all natural peanut butter (or vegetable shortening if nut allergies are a concern- but peanut butter works the best!)
  • WBU Simply Suet (pure rendered suet)
  • Cornmeal
  • WBU Deluxe, Supreme or Choice Blend
  • Optional: Peanuts and/or raisins 

1. Make the Suet Stuffing for the pine cones

  • 1 Cup chunky all natural peanut butter
  • 1 Cup WBU Simply Suet® (pure rendered suet)
  • 2½ Cups coarse yellow cornmeal
  • WBU Deluxe, Supreme or Choice Blend
  • Optional: Peanuts and/or raisins
Directions: Mix peanut butter, suet and cornmeal together. Stir in bird seed, raisins or peanuts if desired.

2. Pack Suet Stuffing into pine cones

3. Roll pine cones in WBU Seed Blend

4. Hang with string from a tree

 

BAGEL BIRD FEEDERS

YOU WILL NEED:
  • Bagel
  • String 
  • Chunky all natural peanut butter (or vegetable shortening if nut allergies are a concern- but peanut butter works the best!)
  • WBU Deluxe, Supreme or Choice Blend
  • Optional: Peanuts and/or raisins

1. Split bagels in half and allow to harden overnight

2. Spread all natural peanut butter on each side and sprinkle with WBU Seed Blend

3. Tie a string through hole and hang 


Here's a cute video for some inspiration:


It's as easy at making a few simple bird feeders and hanging them in you tree!

~Kristen

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