Make A Pine Cone Bird Feeder


Hey y’all!  I hope you had a great weekend!  Ridley and I had so much fun on Saturday afternoon making pine cone bird feeders.  I remember making these when I was in elementary school and since Thanksgiving is coming, I thought it would be fun to “give” to the birds. 🙂

This pine cone bird feeder project is ridiculously easy and frugal.  I do recommend making them when the weather is cool so the peanut butter doesn’t melt once they are hung outside.

Make A Pine Cone Bird Feeder

  • 2 cups Wheat chex {left over from my Chex Mix Party}
  • 1 1/2 cups Creamy peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 cups Bird seed  {only 1.34 at Walmart!}
  • 10-12 Pine cones
  • Jute, Scissors

Cut 30″ lengths of jute twine and tie one on a pine cone.  Repeat until all pine cones have jute tied to them.  This is how you’ll hang the bird feeder.

Crush up the cereal. Ridley loved this part! 🙂

Add the bird seed and mix.

Add peanut butter and mix well. This works best by using your hands to squish everything together.

Then press, push, squish the bird seed mixture into the crevices of each pine cone.  This takes a bit of time to work it all in.

I added a bow to each pine cone to make it pretty before hanging them outside.

This metal star is a 0.50 thrift store find. It was perfect for adding the bird seed/peanut butter mixture!

There you have it!  Super easy and frugal Pine Cone Bird Feeders!

Have you made homemade bird feeders before?

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  1. I would love to make birdfeeders with my grandkids but all 3 have SEVERE p-nut allergies,what else could I use instead of the p-nut butter?

    1. You could use lard, crisco or another nut butter if those don’t bother them. 🙂 Let me know how it turns out!!! 🙂

  2. Thanks!! We are making some of these today for Grandma’s/Aunts/Neighbors/Teacher Christmas gifts!! I like the idea of combined it all together rather than some of the other ones that just roll the pine cone in the bird seed!!

  3. As I have heard from an Audubon person, NEVER use peanut butter. It sticks in the beaks of birds and can actually kill them. Use suet instead… ask your butcher about getting suet.

  4. I don’t have a website. I would like to follow you or keep up with all of the great things you have on your site. I am a Grandma of 3 and like to have things to do with them when they visit. Age’s range from 2-16.. do you send emails or do I just check back in with you?
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