Pine Cone Bird Feeders

1
Servings
15m
Prep Time
0m
Cook Time
15m
Ready In

Recipe: #22037

December 06, 2015



"Great way to feed the birds in winter. But beware-squirrels like these too."

Original recipe yields 1 serving
OK

Step 1

Apply the peanut butter to the pine cone with a table knife, pushing the peanut butter in between the petals of the cone.

Step 2

Roll the cone in a pan of bird seed. Shake off the excess. Tie the string around the base or top of cone.

Step 3

Hang from a tree branch.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

Tags : Non Food

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breezermom

I got to keep my 3 year old grandson this weekend and we made these together. We had a cardinal tasting our treat within an hour! And a chipmunk visited the next day. Great fun and they were a great success. Thanks for sharing!

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(24 Sep 2019)

KarenSTL

This was fun. I picked up a bucket of pine cones from my backyard, and just make a couple of bird seed covered ones. Next I'll tie some twine to them and hang them from a branch...it's raining so I'll wait until it stops tomorrow to do that. I'll probably put out a few every couple of weeks all winter. Looking forward to watching the birds!

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(1 Nov 2018)

Tisme

These are so easy to make! The hardest part is finding the pine cones for these...lol. Every time I found some and left them on the verandah to make ~ well let's just say the dog thought I had especially found them for her so she could use them for her game of fetch! To make these a little more economical ~ I used a no name brand peanut butter (which made it a lot cheaper to make these) although I had never used it before I will be buying from now on as I like it myself! ;-) I got a huge bag of seeds from the market and eventually able to keep a few pine cones I found from around the corner and I was in business! I ended up just using my fingers instead of a knife ~ maybe it was a little messier, but the peanut butter sure got in there! I have placed these on the bird feeder, and now it is just a waiting game! I will be back with an update! UPDATE: I did have to wait a few days, but come they did, and within a few hours, all that was left was some lonely naked pine cones hanging from a string...lol. They loved them!

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(22 Apr 2018)