DIY Pine Cone Bird Feeder (Learn & Link With Linky)



My kids and I love watching the birds in our back yard , our favorites are cardinals and blue jays. We made pine cone bird feeders so that we could try to attract them and watch them longer in our yard.

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Pine Cone

6 Inch Piece of Yarn

Peanut Butter

Bird Seed

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First wrap the yarn around the pine cone and tie a loop and knot at the top then roll the pine cone in peanut butter or use a spatula and spread the peanut butter onto the pine cone. Then roll or drizzle the bird seed over the peanut butter completely coating the pine cone. Finally it’s time to hang it from your tree of choice. Birds will love this tasty treat but beware of squirrels they love them too. They actually stole them from our tree in our backyard! 


This is so easy to do and kids love it that you can make them anytime of the year.  When I see nice pine cones I grab them and hold onto them so we can make them whenever we want!

  pine cone bird feeders


How do you and your kids attract bird so that you can observe them? 


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  1. You must have had some happy neighborhood birds with full tummies after finding those goodies left for them! Thanks for hosting!

  2. This is such a fun idea. I will have to try this with my boys this spring. They will love getting super messy.

  3. I am going to try this pine cone bird feeder with my son. He will have fun and we definitely have tons of birds that will visit us.

  4. This is a great activity! I would love to do this for some DIY Mother’s Day gifts!

  5. I love this as a kid’s craft idea. Messy, but fun for them and they get to see the birds enjoy their efforts!

  6. I’ve made something similar with my kids, but the squirrels got them before the birds did.

  7. I have such a love affair with birds.
    We made bird feeders last year but they were a disappointing busy.
    Hope we have better success with this recipe.
    Thanks for sharing!!

  8. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. Spotted you on #TGIFLinky Have a great weekend!

  9. We have lots of blue-jays and cardinals in our back yard too. I’d love to make some of these for them!

  10. We used to make these all the time when I was a little kid. I loved making them and then watching in awe as the birds hovered. – Katy

  11. What a great project! I’ll be remembering this one for when my niece is older and we can do this together. Thanks also for the linky. I’ve added my Glitter Foam Finger. Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. My girls have already been asking to make one, I think we will do that this weekend. nice to hear the birds in the morning again. YAY Spring!!

  13. That is a fun idea.. our issue is the squirrels will eat the entire thing! we need to minimize their exposure to it.

  14. This is such a cute idea.

  15. Ooh that looks like wonderful sensory fun! My kids made them at Cub Scouts but I’m thinking maybe we should make some more at home so I can join in the fun.

  16. What a great natural way to feed the birds. These would work great in our yard, we have lots of trees.

  17. How fun! My kids and I are going to try this over the weekend, thank you so much for the instructions.

  18. What a great project to do with the kids. I love watching my kids discover nature.

  19. I saw this today and pinned it. Thanks for sharing my kids will love it.

  20. What a great DIY idea. It look really easy for kids to help with and yummy enough for the birds to enjoy. Nice way to get birds to visit your backyard.

  21. This is such a cute idea, Nicole! I love it! I am going to pin it to pinterest so that I can try to make one too!

  22. What A Awesome Idea Will Have To Make With The Kids!

  23. Wow, what an awesome project to do with the kids. MY kids love watching the birds come by, so we will have to try this. Thanks so much

  24. Amy Desrosiera says:

    I remember doing these as a kid! I always intend on making some but then forget!

  25. I remember doing this as a kid! Definitely a great craft for the kiddos and they get to see the results afterward.

  26. We used to do this all the time when we were younger. Great, yet inexpensive bird feeder as there’s so many pine cones in the yard! LOL

  27. This would be really fun for kids. Mine used to love watching the birds out the window in the spring and fall when they were migrating through.

  28. I just love this pinecone bird feeder so much! Pinecones are easy to find here, too. I’ll have to start picking them up so we can try this out. Thanks for sharing!

  29. What a great project! Love it!

  30. What A Awesome Idea & So Fun To Make The Kids Will Love This!

  31. This is a great tutorial. Iam going to have to show my daughter.

  32. What an absolutely fabulous idea and super cute!

  33. Fun! We make these every single year!

  34. Those look very neat. Looks like your kids took great pride in making their creations!

  35. I remember making a ton of these growing up! I can’t wait to make them with my boys this summer. Thank you for the reminder.

  36. Chasity Boatman says:

    I used to make something like this as a kid! i’d love to make one with my son!

  37. I can’t wait to try this with my kids! It looks not just fun, but delightfully messy 🙂

  38. Maria Oller says:

    I love the idea I have one bought in the store bird feeder but it doesn’t really work

  39. I remember making one like this when I was a kid.

  40. This is a fantastic idea. So much fun to make and then watch them be eaten.

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