Here’s What You’ll Need:
- wire snips
- floral wire, about 8 feet
- 12 pinecones, various types and sizes
- jute twine, about 3 ½ feet
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 cup birdseed
- ½ cup raisins, soaked in water to soften
Step By Step Instructions:
- Have an adult use wire snips to cut floral wire into 12 8-inch pieces.
- Wrap one wire around a pinecone at the base, tucking the wire inside the pinecone’s scales. Twist the ends of the wire together leaving a long tail. Repeat with all pinecones.
- Lay a piece of jute on a table or counter covered in newspaper. Arrange the wired pinecones along the sides of the jute, alternating large and small pinecones. Leave about 10 inches of jute on one end without pinecones.
- Attach pinecones to the jute by tightly winding the wire tails around the jute. Twist the wire back on itself to secure. Tuck in the end so no sharp points are left.
- Use a spoon to spread peanut butter on the pinecones, covering the top of each scale.
- Sprinkle birdseed over the pinecones. Press raisins onto some of the scales. Let sit for 24 hours to harden.
- Hang the bird feeder from a tree by tying the end of the jute without pinecones around a branch.