Distribution was a big deal as the trays were carried ceremoniously out to the yard
to decorate a tree for the birds.
On the years we had a real Christmas tree; we would "plant" it in a snow bank or set it in its stand in a bird friendly place and decorate away!
Then as the days passed, we spent hours at the window watching the birds
enjoy their "Christmas" tree gift from us.
Pine Cone Feeder – Directions
Tie a piece of brightly colored yarn around the top of a pine cone. We like to use red because it makes the tree look more festive after decorating it for the birds. But, any color or combination of colors may be used. Make a loop from the yarn to use as a hanger. Fill a 9x13 cake pan or large non-breakable bowl with bird seed. With a butter knife, spread peanut butter on all sides of your pine cone and then roll it in the birdseed. Push the covered pine cone deeply into the birdseed so the birds have a thick layer of seed to pick from.
|A finished bird seed pine cone BIRD FEEDER|
Alternative: If you just want to make a couple of pine cone feeders you can hang them outside one at a time on a bird friendly tree branch or garden hook in a place easily seen from a window.
Watch the birds enjoy this special treat!
Another Bird Feeder Idea:
Cut an orange in half. Scoop out the pulp for a salad
or snack. Fill the skin with bird seed. Set outside in a bird friendly area.