DIY Orange Bird Feeder

I love crafts of all kinds. The word DIY is a constant in my vocabulary. So when you can combine mommy/daughter time, a DIY project we can do together, and a way we can all get out and enjoy the garden I”m in heaven (Insert Fred Astaire singing in the background 🎶 Heaven I’m in Heaven 🎶 )

Here’s a fun easy project you can do with items you have around the house – An Orange Bird Feeder!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 oranges
  • 3/4 cup oats (I used Nature’s Promise quick oats from Giant)
  • 1/2 peanut butter
  • Yarn (I used my favorite Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick)
  • Knife, Spoon, and Bowl
  • A nail
  • A finishing needle (optional but very helpful)
  • Handful of Raisins/peanuts/sunflower seeds (Your pick – just use what ya got!)
Step 1: Hollow out oranges

Step 1: Hollow out oranges

STEP 1: Cut the oranges in half and hollow out the oranges. I used a knife to loosen the fruit and then let my daughter scoop out the insides.

Step 2: Make holes and add yarn

Step 2: Make holes and add yarn

STEP 2: Use your nail to poke a hole on the sides of each orange rind. Make sure the holes are directly opposite each other so that the orange will be level when you hang it (I learned that the hard way). Thread your finishing needle with yarn and thread the yarn from one side to the other.

Step 3: Make filling

Step 3: Make filling

STEP 3: Mix oats, peanut butter, and a handful of raisins/peanuts/sunflower seeds. We used raisins.

Step 4: Fill the oranges

Step 4: Fill the oranges

STEP 4: Fill the oranges with your oat/peanut butter mixture.


Step 5: The fun part – decorate!

STEP 5: My daughter’s favorite part! Decorate! Use extra raisins/peanuts/sunflowers seeds to make smiley faces, hearts, stars – whatever makes you happy!

Step 6: Hang em'

Step 6: Hang em’


STEP 6: Hang your feeders from a tree or shepherds hook. I found it’s easiest if you wait to tie the ends until you have it on the tree.

Step 7: Enjoy!

Step 7: Enjoy!

STEP 7: Enjoy! Why not set a special tea party and watch for chickadees, finches, and cardinals to partake in the goodies you made for them while sipping a cup of earl grey. Or take it from my daughter and strike a fabulous pose! Viola! DIY fun for everyone! 


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