Thursday, June 16, 2011

DIY:: Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Last Wednesday, I featured a super easy DIY project on A Thoughtful Place's Take Five series!  She's turning this series into a weekly feature every Tuesday...definitely be sure to check it out!

  This is a great project for the spring and summer, when all the birds are out and about...ready to eat!  And it's so easy, the whole family can enjoy taking part in making one.  It's the Pine Cone Bird Feeder and it's as easy as 1-2-3!  Ready?

First things first, you need the right supplies:
  • A good sized pine cone
  • Bird seed
  • Peanut Butter (the natural kind is the best with the natural oils)
  • Agave nectar or give it more "stickiness"
  • String to hang the feeder
 Ok, now you're ready to get started!

Step 1:
 After mixing the peanut butter and agave together {if so desired}, apply the peanut butter to the pine cone.  Make sure to get into all the crevices!

It should look something like this when finished.

Step 2:
 Add birdseed to pine a bowl preferably. Make sure to coat the pine cone and really pat it down.

End result should look like this!

 Check out these seeds and nuts!

Step 3:
 Hang it outside for the birds to enjoy!!!

 Proof that it works!  :)

Have you had any fun DIY projects lately?

xo natasha


  1. oh wow! fun idea to make with my little one. specially to watch the birds come =)

  2. I did this in Elementary school and I LOVED it! My mom loves birds maybe we will make one tonight!

  3. Loved it when you shared it at Courts and love it today! Great little project (:

  4. I remember this from doing it in elementary school! Glad you brought it back :)

  5. Too cute! But honey! What about those big scary BEARS!!!

  6. Awwww!

    Now i want a peanut butter sandwich :p

  7. What an awesome and quick idea - espeically if you have a nice yard with a tree to hang it in :)


  8. Well this is a pretty cute idea! I will have to remember this one for our new house!

  9. SO adorable. Thanks for the cute shout out!!!

  10. This looks easy enough for me to make! I love all the birdfeeders my parents have at their house, and I would love for us to have one here! Thanks for sharing this DIY :)

  11. How adorable! I need to try this Natasha, thanks =)

  12. i loved making these when i was little!! such a fun and easy project!

  13. Love this! I remember making these when I was little.


  14. You know I loved it over at Courtney's and I love reading about it again. I'll let you know when I finally do it with my little guys. Too fun!

  15. That shot of the bird on your yummy pine cone is TOO ADORABLE!!

  16. oh my gosh, girl scouts flashback! I love it!

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  18. Um, is it weird that this looks soo good that I'd want a nibble of it;)


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