There are a few brave feathered friends that can tolerate the intense winters here, and this craft project I want to share with you for winter feeding of the birds.
I am so blessed at the joy I feel within, despite such challenges and intense emotions the past couple years.
To feel part of the world around me, deepens my happiness and delights my heart.
I share this project since it is very easy to do, and offer it to you with the hope it brings pleasure to you and your loved ones.
It is a very easy craft taking only a few minutes to make and clean up is a breeze.
This project consists of empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls, peanut butter, bird seed, string, raffia, or ribbon, and a hole punch (if you have one)
Take your toilet paper rolls and make a hole on 2 sides toward on end of the roll.
String through your ribbon and tie together, making a sturdy support for hanging.
Spoon peanut butter onto a plate.
Scoop birdseed onto the other half of your plate or onto a separate plate.
Cover your paper roll with peanut butter. I like to roll my tube around in the peanut butter, then into the seed.
Once the tube is completely covered in peanut butter and bird seed, set the tube upright to airdry briefly. A few hours or 1 day seems great.
The purpose is to ensure it binds to the tube well and does not slide off when you hang it for the birds.
Hang when ready.
Within moments of hanging 2 feeders up, a family was in the pines having a feast!
I had hung my newly made feeders and had not taken down the I made before as seen in the pictures. They still came back to the old one to get every bit of seed they could.
I hope you and your loved ones enjoy this craft together to help nature this winter. Feel free to share your own bird feeding creation with me too. I would love other ideas to repurpose common things, especially when it brings life before my eyes.
Taking a break in quiet observance is a blessing with a tight workload this season, giving time for deep breaths, reflection, and peace.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week. Namaste~ Kristena Haslam