Homemade Organic Bird Feeder

We were searching the internet for ideas on how to make your own bird feeder. Now we’re pretty certain you know that “Naturally Nourishing” is all about keeping everything as natural and close to Mother nature as possible. With that in mind, you will completely understand why we loved this particular bird feeder. It is easy to make, it’s made with natural ingredients and the birds around your home will certainly appreciate the effort.

What You Will Need:

  • 2 oranges

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 1/4 cup raisins  (optional)

  • 1/4 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds

  • 2 bowls

  • small paring knife

  • wood spoon

  • small wooden skewer or nail

  • (4)  8 10 inch long pieces of twine or heavy string or yarn

Birdfeeder-nail-thru-orange Prepare The Oranges

First, be sure to wash the oranges to remove any trace of insecticide. Use a sharp knife to cut the oranges in half. With a spoon, scoop out the fruit.  Be careful to avoid cutting through the rind.

On each of the four rinds, use a small wooden skewer or a nail to poke one hole in the rind, then make another directly opposite the first hole. Thread the end of one piece of string or twine through each hole and tie it.

Birdfeeder-fill-the-orange Make the Filling

Place peanut butter in an empty bowl. Add 1 cup rolled oats and 1/4 cup raisins or sunflower seeds (if desired) and stir or knead them into the peanut butter. The resulting mixture should be slightly sticky. If it’s more crumbly than sticky, chop up a tablespoon or two of the fruit you removed in the previous step and work it into the mixture to add moisture. Fill each orange rind with the filling and hang from a tree or sturdy shrub.

 Birdfeeder-orange Choose a Place to Hang the Bird Feeders

Choose a tree with strong branches so it will hold the weight of the feeder and the bird (or birds). If you don’t have a tree large enough to hang your feeder tuck it into a dense shrub

 

 

 

We found this all natural bird feeder at www.hgtv.com/gardening/natural-handmade-birdfeeders.com

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