At this time of year, our little feathered friends could do with a bit of help from us (actually they’d be glad of the help year round but this time of the year especially) so we decided to make our own thrifty homemade bird feeder using a couple of aluminium mugs that we have in the cupboard and some twigs we collected when we were walking the dog.
The only ingredients are bird food (ours was £1.50 for a big bag) and some suet.
The ratio for this is 1 part suet to 2 parts bird seed so we used the full pack of suet (185g) and then 370g of bird food.
Just melt the suet over a low heat and then pour over the bird food.
Give it a good mix so all of the bird food is coated in the suet mix.
Next, put the mix in your mug and pack it down tightly.
Stick a twig in the mug for the birds to use as a perch while they’re eating and leave it in the fridge to set for a while.
Tie some string around the handle of the mug and attach your cute little homemade bird feeder to wherever it’s going. Make sure the string is quite short though as you don’t want it waving about all over the place.
Now you just need to sit back and wait for the birds to come. 😉
Just a quick note on this type of homemade bird feeder- don’t use them in the warmer months as the Suet can melt and coat the feathers which makes it hard for them to fly.
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