Cheap & Easy DIY Bird Feeder

January 12, 2013

Cheap & Easy DIY Bird Feeder

This is a really simple and inexpensive project that can be completed within a few minutes. It might also be a good project to do with your little ones. I don’t really know since I have zero experience with kids… it actually might not be a good idea to let small children play with a jar of peanut butter and bird seed. I don’t know. It’s your call.

SUPPLIES

  • toilet paper / paper towel roll
  • peanut butter
  • butter knife
  • bowl
  • bird seed

Cheap & Easy DIY Bird Feeder

1. save your empty TP rolls, or paper towel rolls if you want them to be bigger // 2. cover the roll in peanut butter // 3. roll in bird seed // 4. slide onto thin branches

Cheap & Easy DIY Bird Feeder

If you have bigger branches on your trees you can try cutting a slit in the rolls before covering them so they can go over the branches more easily.

I put two in my parents’ backyard, but I’m pretty sure the deer got more use out of them than the birds. Oh well, at least it fed something.



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7 comments:

katiebug92 said...

I used to do this with pinecones when I was a kid. :)

Nancy Bandzuch said...

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Taylor Hart said...

My husband would love this... he is such the little nature boy.
xo
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Taylor said...

this is really nifty!

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

I always want to do a bird feeder and then get too lazy. This is so easy I could have the kids to this on their own. Thanks for linking another great tutorial to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

Rose, Fine Craft Guild said...

This is a fabulous idea. Did not think of using peanut butter... Hope they like their treat.

Let me invite you to come link it up at our linky party: http://www.finecraftguild.com/linky-party-52/