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Easy Bird Seed Ornaments

Make these easy bird seed ornaments from just a few items that you probably already have in your home. Peanut butter, cardboard, and bird seed!
Course: craft
Author: Meaghan Mountford


  • thin cardboard such as a cereal box
  • pencil
  • template or cookie cutters
  • scissors
  • peanut butter or comparable, bird-safe spread
  • bird seed
  • small nail or tapestry needle
  • floral wire


  • Flatten your cardboard and use a template or cookie cutters to draw any shape you like with a pencil. In the center, draw a circle about 1 1/2-inches in diameter. Cut out the shape and the inside circle. TIP: Adults can pierce the center with the nail or needle to help cut out the center.
  • Use the nail or needle to poke a hole in the top of the shape (adults only). Thread a piece of floral wire through the hole and twist to close.
  • Pour some birdseed in a tray or dish. Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on the shape. Hold the shape over the tray and cover with bird seed. Turn over to remove excess. Place the ornament on a baking tray lined with wax paper to set. If desired, repeat on the other side (optional).
  • Hang outside and wait for the birds!