How do you make a homemade bird feeder for recycling?

How do you make a homemade bird feeder for recycling?

Chipped tea cup or coffee mug, twig, string, vegetable fat or lard and bird seed.

  1. Tie your piece of string around the handle of your chipped cup.
  2. Roll your vegetable fat or lard into a ball and place in a tray with your bird seed.
  3. Cover with seeds. Aim for about one-third fat to two-thirds seed mixture.

What can I use instead of a pine cone for a bird feeder?

Unless you are sure you know where to find them you’re going to spend about the same amount in gas and time hunting down those suckers! An alternative to pinecones is the cone-like woody fruit of the Magnolia tree.

How do I make a fat ball for the birds?

Birds love energy-rich fat balls, which give them all the calories they need to get through cold winter days and nights. You can buy them in the shops but they’re easy to make at home. Simply mix kitchen scraps such as cheese, cake crumbs and dry porridge oats with melted lard or suet, and set in the fridge overnight.

Is peanut butter safe for birds?

Peanut butter is a good high-protein food for birds, and they can eat any of the same types humans do. If you’re buying it specifically for birds, look for natural or organic types with the fewest additives. Try offering crunchy peanut butter for an extra nutty treat.

How do you make a bird feeder with waste materials?


  1. Cut a large hole in the center of one side of the carton, starting several inches from the bottom.
  2. Beneath this large hole, cut a small hole to poke a stick through.
  3. Cut two small holes on either side of the top of the carton to thread the rope or wire through.
  4. Paint and decorate your feeder.

Do birds like peanut butter on pine cones?

Many birds will happily eat peanut butter by itself, even without added seed. You can also use softened suet to spread on the pine cone for a treat, with no extra seed required.

Is peanut butter OK for birds?