This Reader Made A DIY Oriole Bird Feeder Using Everyday Items
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Do you love to birdwatch?🐦
As I get older and spend more time outside relaxing, I have noticed how calming and peaceful birdwatching can be. No, really! If you’re looking to forget about the hustle and bustle of the day and let your worries fade away for even a few moments, watching the lovely birds chirping can leave you with a wonderful tranquil feeling.
In order to get more birds to come around, you may want to think about placing a bird feeder outside. If you don’t already have one and don’t want to spend money on a new one, that’s okay! We have a reader who is sharing with us how to make a DIY feeder using items she found around her house.
Check out her story…
When we started spending more time at home at the beginning of the pandemic we came to appreciate the local birds who would visit our feeders.
I had been wanting an oriole feeder but stores were closed and I really didn’t want to spend the money on ordering one. I figured there had to be a way to make one with supplies I had at home.
I had been saving our Oui yogurt jars which have proved to be the perfect container to use for such a feeder. With a little ribbon and some wood skewers, we created several cute little feeders.
They are super simple to make and you can use jelly alone or add an orange slice on the skewer.
These have been a big hit with our local orioles. Wrap one up with a jar of jelly and add an orange for a unique little teacher gift or Mother’s Day present.
If oriole feeders aren’t your thing, did you know that you can buy reusable lids for these jars? You can order them right from the Oui yogurt website.
Thank you, Linda, for sharing this awesome DIY bird feeder idea with us! As awful as the pandemic and quarantine have been, it’s nice to hear people like yourself finding silver linings.🙌
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