This post is sponsored by Pop Secret but the content and opinions expressed are my own.
One of my favorite things about our house is that we back up to a wetlands and we can see a lot of wildlife from our back windows. There are so many different types of birds that fly around in our yard and perch on our trees; we even have a pair of sand cranes that hang around in the spring.
We just have tiny trees in our yard since the subdivision is so new, so we were only able to hang one small bird feeder up in our little maple tree. But the birds eat all of the suet in a day or two…and I just can’t justify spending tons of money buying suet for them. So I started thinking of some ways to still be able to feed them since they do provide cheap entertainment for the cats.
I’ve been seeing a lot of the orange peel bird feeders floating around Pinterest, so I thought it would be fun to make something like that to feed the birds. Plus they are small enough that we can hang several on one tree branch.
Pop Secret Popcorn
Oranges or Clementines
I mixed the popcorn, birdseed, and peanut butter all together in a bowl. No measuring, just dumped what I thought would be a good amount of each so they would stick together.
I then sliced some clementines in half and scooped out the pulp. Using the paperclips, I poked them through the rind and created little hangers on each side. I cut a short length of string and tied each end to a paperclip.
Using a spoon, I scooped some of the birdseed mixture into the rinds. I had quite a bit left over, so I scattered it on the ground under some of our trees. You could also put it in an container and use it to refill the clementine rinds after the birds snack on their treat.
This would be fun to make with the kids on a rainy day or for a fun little fall project when the birds are looking for seeds & food to get ready for winter. And since I’m the only person who eats popcorn in our house, I always have a bit left in the bag that I don’t want to just throw away.