Easy To Make Bird Feeders

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Our easy to make bird feeders are perfect for the fall months when the birds need to build a fat reserve to get ready for migration.

Hi everyone, It’s Erica from Messy Momma Crafts. I’ve been crafting a lot lately and love to recycle while I do so. Last month I shared my Paper Towel Roll Indian Corn craft and wanted to do another upcycled project for fall. My Easy to Make Paper Towel Roll Bird Feeders are the perfect fall craft to feed the cute and colorful birds in your yard.

Our Easy to Make Bird Feeders are perfect for the fall months when the birds need to build fat reserve to get ready for migration.

I love being able to look outside and see the birds that frequent our yard and there’s no better way to get them there than to have yummy bird feeders ready for them when they arrive.

How to Make these Easy to make bird feeders:

These Easy to Make Bird Feeders only require a few ingredients and you probably already have them on hand.

What you need: 

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Kitchen or Craft/DIY Tools Needed: 

Supplies or Ingredients Needed: 

Instructions:

Supplies you need to make bird feeders - string, scissors and toilet paper roll.

1. cut and string the paper towel roll

Carefully cut your paper towel roll in thirds or use one toilet paper roll. Cut a 24-inch piece of twine, place one end in the paper towel roll and out the other side and tie the two ends into a knot.

Spreading peanut butter on a toilet paper roll. This will become a bird feeder.

2. spread peanut butter onto the paper towel roll

Use a spatula to spread a thin layer of peanut butter onto the paper towel roll but not on the string.

Roll the bird feeder into birdseed.

3. Roll the paper towel roll in birdseed

Lay out a paper plate and pour 1/2 cup of birdseed on the plate. Roll the peanut butter covered paper towel roll in birdseed until covered.

A bird feeder made out of a toilet paper roll and birdseed.

3. place on a tree

Hang your bird feeder on a sturdy tree branch.

Peanut butter substitute ideas

If you or someone in your family is allergic to peanut butter, you can also use Sunbutter or another nut-free butter. You just want to pick something that is sticky that will make the birdseed stick to the toilet paper roll.

How to Make Your Own Birdseed

It’s pretty easy to buy premixed birdseed from the store. But if you want, you can also make your own birdseed mix. One Good Thing by Jillee has a fantastic tutorial.

Some of the ingredients you will need are:

  • Sunflower seeds
  • Millet
  • Shelled peanuts
  • Cracked corn
  • Dried fruit
Our Easy to Make Bird Feeders are perfect for the fall months when the birds need to build fat reserve to get ready for migration.

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