DIY Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders

As the leaves fall from the trees and the temperatures get colder and colder, the birds in your yard are going to be looking for tasty morsels to keep them going through the winter. These bird feeders offer up seeds and fats to keep the birds healthy through the long cold months in sweet shapes made with your favorite cookie cutters.

Difficulty level: Easy, but requires the use of a stove and heat, not for unsupervised children.
Time required: 30 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Coconut oil
Cookie cutters
Pot and access to a stove
Plate or tray

Things to do:
1. Wrap the bottom and sides of each cookie cutter tightly in a double layer or foil to prevent the mixture from seeping out the sides.

2. Gently melt 1 part coconut oil with 1 part birdseed.
3. Pour the mixture into the cookie cutters and set them on a tray to harden.

4. Once the mixture is almost all the way hard, insert the skewer in near the top to make a hole for hanging.

5. When the mixture is all the way hard, dip the edges of the cookie cutter in warm water for a few seconds to loosen it and slide the seed shapes out.
6. Cut lengths of ribbon and thread through, tying at the top before hanging in the trees for the birds.

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