For a festive twist on homemade bird feeders, use a pre-made gingerbread house as a base for your feeder. I especially like this bird feeder because it is biodegradable!
-Pre-made gingerbread house
-Peanut butter. Solid vegetable shortening, such as Tenderflake, may be substituted if your crafters have nut allergies. Avoid using natural peanut butter, it is too oily and the seeds will not stick. Inexpensive generic brands work best.
-Spoon or spatula for spreading peanut butter
Using a sharp knife, poke a hole in the gingerbread.
Thread yarn through the hole and tie a knot.
Spread a generous amount of peanut butter or solid vegetable shortening on a piece of gingerbread.
Sprinkle birdseed on the peanut butter.
Hang up your bird feeder.
Side note: These bird feeders are not squirrel-proof. If you'd prefer only birds to enjoy your feeders, thread a metal pie plate onto the yarn before your hang the feeder up, so that the pie plate covers your feeder like an umbrella.
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