Five DIY wintertime bird feeders
Invite winged friends to your yard this winter by making one of these bird feeders. Position the feeder in front of a window, and your kids will have an opportunity to become winter bird watchers, especially if they want to stay cozy inside with a cup of cocoa instead of braving the cold.
Bird Seed Ornaments
These goodies are so pretty they’d brighten a tree even without the snow. Use walnuts, cranberries, and kumquats to form a garland to add a little extra cheer.
Ground Bird Seed Feeder
Trace a bird outline in the snow, then fill the shape with different types of seed.
Bird Seed Wreath
Bake bread dough in a doughnut shape, slather on peanut butter, and coat with seeds. A yummy dinner for the birds! Add a pretty bow to make it a decoration for the yard.
Fruit Bird Feeder
Most birds love apples. Create this feeder for approximately $7 plus paint. Screw a threaded rod into a post cap. Drill holes through apples and thread them onto the rod, then top with a finial and a screw eye.
Score with Scale
A birdbath becomes a meal on a pedestal with cobs of corn and any seed mix you have on hand.