As I mentioned earlier this week, we’ve been getting a little crafty at our house.  There must be something about the holidays that bring it out in us, more than usual.  I tagged this idea for making bird feeders on pinterest awhile back and was excited when we finally had a chance to make them.

how to make bird feeders

I’ll warn you it was a bit…messy.  Your hands will get all peanut buttery and there will be bird seed…everywhere.  However, with a little planning (spread out newspapers) the clean up is quick and easy.

how to make bird feeders

What you’ll need…

empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls

peanut butter–we used both creamy and crunchy

bird seed

ribbon or string for hanging

how to make a bird feeder

how to make a bird feeder

Using a hole punch, make a hole in the top of the tube to thread string for hanging.  Spread the peanut butter on your cardboard tube, completely covering.  Roll the tube in birdseed.  Thread ribbon or string through punched hole and hang on your tree.

how to make a bird feeder

Aren’t they cute?  Just a hint…make sure you hang them high enough so your yellow lab doesn’t decide to eat one (or two) for a snack.  Just sayin’.  :)

how to make a bird feeder

Hav e great weekend!


4 Responses to Making Bird Feeders

  1. I made those when I was little, but with pine cones. The rolls look so neat! I may just have to make these with some of my little pals :)

  2. bentley says:

    I used to make these when I was a little girl in school. I’m tucking this away for an activity with the boys on a snowy day. happy holidays to you. xo

    • Alison says:

      It is a perfect snow day activity. I have a feeling we’ll be making them again on one of those days too. Happy Holidays to you too Bentley!

  3. Marriah says:

    I loved making these as a kid and had forgotten about them. Thanks for the reminder! I also remember making them using pine cones, and putting the peanut butter directly on the pine cones.

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