How to make... a pine cone birdfeeder

Encourage hungry birds into your garden with this simple feeding station.

How to make a pine cone birdfeeder
Illustrations by Alan Batley


1. Tie a length of string around the top of an open pine cone (it should open when dry).

2. Using a knife, carefully smear the pine cone with a thick layer of specialised unsalted peanut butter, which is available from various retailers. 

3. Put a birdseed mix into a bowl. Roll the pine cone around in it until it is coated in seeds.

4. Hang the cone from a tree or a shrub. You can also string several cones together.

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