Why go out and buy an expensive bird feeder when you can make one yourself? This easy DIY bird feeder will teach you how, using orange peel.
DIY Bird Feeder out of orange peel
I love looking after the “wild life” in my neighborhood, especially during cold season when they need it the most. This fun and easy DIY bird feeder will keep birds happy and healthy during fall and winter days, providing a great, convenient source of food.
I love recycling stuff we’d normally throw away like orange peel. I make a lot of citrus vinegar cleaner and I even use some orange peel in my compost but since we eat tons of oranges, there’s still a considerable amount of orange peel we have to throw away. So I thought making a bird feeder would be a nice way to put those to a good use instead. This is ridiculously easy and it literally takes minutes to make. It’s also a great project to make with kids and a wonderful opportunity to teach them to love, appreciate and support nature.
How to make a DIY bird feeder with orange peel
- Orange peel, halves
- Hole puncher
- Seeds, nuts, peanuts
- Clean the orange peel halves with a clean cloth and remove white pith as much as possible. Thick orange peel works best for this project.
- Punch two holes in the middle of each half, on opposite sides, close to the edge but not too close as it may break when threading the twine. (if you want the bird feeder more stable, punch 4 holes and make double handles with twine).
- Cut some twine the desired length.
- Thread one end of the twine through a whole and make a knot. Do the same with the other end.
- Fill the bird feeder with seeds, nuts or peanuts and hang in trees or in areas where birds can reach the feeder easily.