This project includes steps that are lightning fast allowing you to create additional bird feeders for cheap even if you don’t have scrap wood available.
Within minutes you’ll be hanging feeders outside and the birds will absolutely love them.
Grab the kids or grand kids because this is a family fun project everyone will enjoy making.
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Supplies + Tools
To build new purchase the following items from any home improvement store. Ribbon comes from your favorite craft store or from your own stash,mI went with a green shimmer because it reminded me of spring.
Birds seed and Peanut butter can be purchased on Amazon to make life easier.
- A Saw, drill and scissors
- One 8 ft. 2 x 2 board
- One 6 ft. Cedar Fence Board
- Spring Ribbon
- Peanut Butter and Bird Seed from Amazon
- Table Knife to spread peanut butter
- Cut the 2 x 2 into different lengths, space from 1.5 ft. and under.
- Drill holes through one end for ribbon hanger.
- Cut cedar fence board into 5 inch pieces
- Connect the cedar to the 2 x 2 with a screw – first insert pilot holes, tutorial can be found here.
- Cut the ribbon and insert through the hole and tie off in a bow or knot for hanging.
Add Peanut Butter
When the feeder is assembled use a table knife to spread peanut butter around the base.
This would be similar to frosting a cake but you don’t have to be detailed one little bit.
Adding Bird Seed
Any natural bird seed mixture will work just fine for this project.
Sprinkle the seed onto the peanut butter and watch it stick or fall all over the place. Which means make sure to have a dish to catch the pieces that miss their destination.
When the feeders are finished display next to your favorite birdhouse or hang from a tree.
These feeders would also make a neat attraction in the garden or make fun gifts for those friends who have everything.
Keep it simple and having fun!
Smiles and Sunshine, Carole West