orange cup bird feeders filled with nuts, berries and seeds…
To keep us on our game, and one step ahead of the cold germs, my hubby has been making us fresh squeezed orange juice every morning. We’re talking “hand-squeezed” here. It tastes amazing, and we’re staying healthy (yay!), but those orange peels pile up quickly, and they’re so pretty that I kinda hate to just toss them in the composter, so the other day, the hooligans and I turned a bunch of them into these gorgeous orange cup bird feeders to show our feathered friends some love.
What you’ll need:
Some empty orange halves and a variety of nuts, berries and seeds and grains.
Use whatever you happen to have in your cupboard, just as long as a bird or a squirrel can make a meal of it.
Here’s what we used:
Doesn’t this look good? Kinda makes you wish you were a bird, huh?Mixing it up with your bare hands is great fun too! The sound, the smell and the feel of the mix as you run your fingers through it makes this a wonderful sensory experience.
Then I melted about 1/4 cup of butter and 1/2 cup peanut butter together over low heat.
This will firm up as it cools and provide a base for your bird-food to bind to, and keep it from falling out of the cup.
Today we headed outside with our bird feeders, and we scattered them throughout the gardens in our backyard. To keep them in place, and to prevent the high winds from blowing them away, I speared the bottom of each orange with a sturdy twig or branch. I’m happy to say that after a full day of really high winds, the feeders stayed in place.
Now we’ll just have to watch and see if the birds and squirrels find them! We’ll keep you posted. If this is your first visit to our blog, I’d love for you to pop over and like us on facebook!
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