Pinecone Bird Feeder

By | January 8, 2012

Pinecone Bird Feeder

We had some left over pine cones from our pinecone turkeys and I wanted to use them up so I thought it would be fun to turn them into pine cone bird feeders.  When I asked my daughter if she wanted to make some bird feeders she was so excited she has been bugging me about it since I mentioned it (note to self, don’t mention anything till you are ready to do it)

This morning after breakfast I set up the table with all our supplies and explained how to make them and my daughter went to town, the only thing I helped with was tying the string onto the pinecones.  She had such a good time making these, the only problem we faced was that she kept wanting to eat the peanut butter.  But I just gave her a spoonful and that solved that problem.

UPDATE: Just found out thanks to a comment from a fan below, that the birds can get hurt with the peanut butter, it can get stuck on the roof of there mouth.  But don’t worry you can still make these just use Crisco instead!

Check out our KID CRAFTS board on Pintrest for more fun ideas!


Pine cones
Peanut butter – Use Crisco instead (see update above)
Bird Seed


 Tie a foot to two foot of string to one end of the pinecone.
 Using a butter knife spread the peanut butter over pinecone.
 Roll the peanut butter covered pinecone in birdseed.

 Hang your pinecone bird feeder from a tree and wait for the birds.

Here is a bird eating from our pinecone feeders!

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3 thoughts on “Pinecone Bird Feeder

  1. mcrislip6

    My girls’ Girl Scout Troop took a trip to the Kansas City Zoo and we made these. They said to use crisco instead of peanut butter. The birds can get choked on the peanut butter. It gets caught in the roof of their mouths. Just a little FYI. I always used peanut butter too until our field trip. Now we only use crisco.


    Oh wow, I had no idea! Thanks for letting me to know I will make an update on the post too, we don’t want to hurt the little birds!


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