We are lucky to have a lot of trees in our yard, which means a lot of squirrels and a ton of birds! A while back we made a homemade bird feeder with some remnant wood, but since the pine tree has started dropping pinecones everywhere, we decided to make something different.
Using a few key staples from our pantry, we were able to make a tasty treat for the birds to enjoy.
2-4 pinecones – or you could use a paper towel or toilet paper roll!
¼ cup of seeds – I chose chia, flax, and pumpkin. Or use premixed bird feed.
¼ cup of peanut butter
Kitchen twine or yarn
Take a heaping spoonful of each of your seeds and mix together. Add as little or as much as you want depending on how many pinecones you would like to make
Scoop out a couple large tablespoons of peanut butter and start applying it evenly throughout the pinecone to coat it.
Sprinkle the seed mix on the pinecone, or roll it in the bowl of seeds.
Cut your twine and tie it around the top of the pinecone to hang. Place it in your favorite tree and wait for the birds to come!