This feeder is the best of both worlds for the hungry birds of summer. Once they have eaten all of the seeds, you can refill it as many times as you like. Eventually the orange shell will degrade and fall to the earth, and the wool yarn will prove to be a lovely addition to any bird’s nest.
One thick-skinned orange
Yarn or twine
Large-eyed needle ( to poke through the orange skin)
Cut the orange into half and remove all of the pulp, until you are left with an empty shell.
Thread your needle with a 2 foot length of yarn.
Poke the needle and yarn through the skin and right across the shell and through the opposite side as shown.
Do the same thing on the other side. ( they will make a cross in the center.)
Pull the gathered ends of yarn together and tie a knot at the end. This allows it to hang from a tree branch without wobbling.
Fill the shell with whatever birdseed that you have.
Julia Daby is a Registered Nurse who lives happily with her husband and little boy in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. She enjoys crafts of all kinds, eating good food, reading, and being outdoors. Most important of all….she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has a small store on etsy and she blogs about life, family and creativity at Adirondack Mama.