EXPERT GARDENING ADVICE
Bird feeders are important when feeding backyard birds. Use of a bird feeder contributes greatly in promoting good nutrition of bird population in your area, plus it attracts beautiful flock of birds to your own garden or backyard. What’s interesting here is that birds usually return year after year provided that you continuously supply them a food source. Well, there’s no need to spend on expensive bird feeders just to keep your bird saloon up and running. Learn how to build a bird feeder out of pine cones!
If you have kids, bird feeders made of pine cones hanging outside your window will let your little ones get a closer view of your pretty feathered friends. Building a bird feeder out of pine cones is inexpensive and you can use things that are often on hand.
Needed Materials: Pine cones (large and open), peanut butter, bird seed, corn meal, ribbon (2 feet per pine cone), wax paper, spoon, and shallow dishes/bowls.
Additional Tips: Since the procedure can be a bit messy, cover the table with newspaper before getting started. As substitute to peanut butter, you can use sunflower seed butter or soy butter. When choosing pine cones, it’s best to select those with rounded scales since some pine cones are quite sharp.