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Simple Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Posted by  ·  August 12, 2015  ·  Last Updated: August 12, 2015
Hi everyone!
I’m Allison and I blog over at A Glimpse Inside. I am thrilled to be here at Skip to my Lou today!
We are a military family and recently moved from CO to WI and our new house has so many more bushes and trees than our last house had, which also means more wild life around!
My girls are 3 and 21 months so they are still very excited about birds and seeing other creatures in our yard so I thought I would create and share something that I remember doing when I was little and in school.
Best part, it is fast and EASY!
pinecone bird feeder- labeled 2
It is so easy that you can have kids of many ages do it.
Here’s how you can make your own.
pinecone bird feeder- suppliesSupplies:
-Pine cones (found outside or store bought)
-Bird Seed
-Paper Plates
-Twine or string
-Peanut Butter
-Knife for spreading
Scissors
pinecone bird feeder- twineTo begin, tie some twine or string around the top of the pine cone.
I also recommend tapping the pine cone on the ground (if found outside) to knock out any little bugs that may be making your pine cone home, especially if you are doing this inside with your kids.
pinecone bird feeder- peanut butterUsing a knife, smear peanut butter all over the pine cone, making sure to go up and under each piece of the cone.
I did this step since my girls are so young but if your kids are older you can let them do this step.
pinecone bird feeder- both girlsThen it is time to cover the peanut butter with the bird seeds. Perfect job for little hands!
After they had it mostly covered, I just doubled checked that the peanut butter was completely covered with the seed before we hung them.
pinecone bird feeder- covered pineconeTotally covered in seed and ready to hang.
pinecone bird feeder- 2 hangingWe hung both pine cones in our willow tree that we can see from our kitchen window so we can keep an eye on them.
pinecone bird feeder- completeSee! So fast and easy and now you can just sit back and see what they attract.
Disclaimer…
If you do have squirrels in your area, they will probably find this before the birds and they will do anything to get it!
pinecone bird feeder- squirrelSee it! Crazy talented squirrel! I guess I’m glad someone enjoyed it! lol
Thanks for having me!!
Here are some other ideas you can find on A Glimpse Inside.
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head shot editedHi! I’m Allison! I am the author of the blog, A Glimpse Inside. I am an Army wife and momma to two little girls and I love to keep sane by getting my craft on! I love to craft, scrapbook, paint, take photos, go thrift shopping, and more! I write about my our military adventures (we’ve moved A LOT), my crafty endeavors, and our everyday life. I would love for you to come check out my corner of the bloggy woods and hang out with me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram as well!

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