DIY Bird Feeders

Enrich your garden all year round and welcome the birdies with a place they can gather, feast. Create your own charming bird feeder to place in your yard or garden and watch them flock!

What you'll need:

A greased Bundt pan
A piece of twine or thin rope
1 cup of lard (pork fat)
1 cup of chunky peanut butter
3 cups of cornmeal
½ cup of flour
4 cups of birdseed
1 package of unflavored gelatin dissolved in a ½ cup of warm water

Directions:

1. Mix together and melt the lard and the peanut butter

2. Add cornmeal, flour, birdseed and gelatin/water to the mixture

3. Stir all ingredients together and pour into greased Bundt pan

4. Pack mixture down into the pan with the back of a spoon

5. Refrigerate overnight

6. Allow the wreath to return to room temperature and remove from pan

7. Tie twine or rope through the hole and hang on a tree

8. Watch the birds enjoy!

Tin Can Bird Feeder: After cleaning out a tin can, paint and decorate it with your favorite colours. Fill the can about two-thirds full with bird seed. Tie a ribbon around the middle of the can and secure the end of the ribbon to a tree branch, allowing the can to hang horizontally.

Milk Carton Bird Feeder: Clean out a recycled milk carton and, using an X-Acto' knife, cut a hole on one of the sides. Decorate, however, you please with paint, buttons, and beads. After decorating, fill with birdseed and hang from a branch with wire or ribbon.

Egg Carton Bird Feeder: Cut a recycled egg carton in half so you are left with six compartments that you can fill with bird seed. Next, punch a hole in each of the four corners, and tie a string through each. Once complete, gather the ends of each of the strings and tie together over a tree branch.