Pine Cone Bird Seed Feeder

Growing sunflowers can be fun, eating the seeds can be delicious, but how about combining the two and make a pine cone bird seed feeder?  It’s easy! 

Pine Cone Bird Seed Feeder

pine cones

twine or fishing line

scissors to cut twine

peanut butter or vegetable shortening

spatula (or fingers!)

bird seed — sunflowers, millet, dried fruit chopped small, and/or nuts finely chopped

Simply cut your twine to size and tie around the top end of your pine cone.  We tied ours in a loop which makes it easy to hang from any tree branch.

Next we brushed/pressed on our shortening with a spatula, though some kids preferred their fingers.  They work!  Just keep wet napkins nearby. 🙂


Then we rolled our shortening-covered pine cone in the bird seed mixture until well-coated and ta-da!  Your bird seed feeder is ready for hanging!

Is that great, or what?  And FUN.  Big fun!

One Comment

  1. Pat
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 20:24:28

    Will the peanut butter or shortening go bad on the feeder if not used right away?


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