T is for Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder

Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder

Earth Day was the other day so we decided to do a recycling project that also related to our backyard habitat project. Toilet paper roll bird feeders! 

These are extremely easy to make. First gather your supplies, a toilet paper roll, peanut butter, birdseed, something to spread the peanut butter (like a butter knife) and a plate or sheet of paper to put the birdseed for rolling.

Now it’s time to spread the peanut butter over the entire outside of the toilet paper roll.

Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder


Next, spread the birdseed out on the paper plate or paper and roll the peanut butter covered toilet paper roll through it until it is entirely covered in birdseed.

Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder


Now, you’re done! Hang it up in a tree and let the birds enjoy it! If you don’t have an easy tree branch to thread it over, you can take some yarn, thread it through the inside and hang it on a tree that way. Make it low enough so birds can reach it from another branch.

Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder


We’re happy to announce that we witnessed some grackles enjoying the seeds on our bird feeder so it was a great addition to our backyard habitat. We can’t wait to see what other birds enjoy the feeder too.

Do you have a bird feeder in your backyard?  What kind of birds does it attract?

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7 Responses to T is for Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder

  1. Sarah Day says:

    I love this – even if we might be feeding the squirrels instead 🙂
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  2. We have a bird feeder in our front yard and love it. I have thought of trying the toilet paper kind but haven’t yet. I look forward to hearing how it works out for you!
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  3. Cristina says:

    Oooh! I’ve done this one before. Well, Alex came home with it, so technically, I just hung it up. But I loved all the birdies that visited!
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    • Mary says:

      What surprised me is how well it worked with the wind in our area. We don’t have a lot of trees to block it. We put ours in our young oak tree, still no leaves from winter. The slight curve of the branches held the roll on, and the peanut butter did a great job keeping the seeds on, so wind was no problem for us!

  4. Shari says:

    Another great way to feed the birds is with ice ornaments. My son and I did that project this winter and it was great! Obviously they’ll melt much faster in summer but I think it’s really cute! Instructions can be found at http://suzyssitcom.com/2013/12/diy-ice-ornaments-fun-craft-for-the-kids.html/.

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