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this Valentine’s Day is for the birds! diy bird-feeder

While so much of the country is buried in snow and we should be, it’s really summer-like here right now. Our cute birds are out early and hungry so we decided to do something about it and make them all natural diy bird-feeders to hang in the trees. With Valentine’s Day this week we made hearts and X and O’s, but the X’s cracked so we have hearts and O’s- ha ha I don’t think the birds will mind though.

Ingredients:

1 part coconut oil
2 parts bird seed – we used a wild birdseed mix that had nuts and fruit in it

Materials:

cookie cutters
tin foil
sauce pan
spoon
toothpick or skewer
hemp string or twine

Method:

over very  low heat, melt coconut oil. remove from heat and stir in birdseed and allow to cool. wrap the outside of cookie cutters with tinfoil (to keep the oil in as it cools) then spoon mixture into cutters and press contents down slightly. insert toothpick or skewer and place in freezer for 5-10 minutes until hardened. remove from cookie cutter, add string and hang in tree.

 

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