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Pinecone Bird Feeder

Here’s what you’ll need!

Large dry pinecones


Raisins and peanuts

Grated Cheese

Suet or lard

A mixing bowl




  1. Allow the lard to warm to room temperature then cut up and mix it in the bowl with the raisins, peanuts, cheese, and birdseed
  2. Tie your pinecones together using the string by going under the spines around the tops
  3. Using your hands, pack the mixture tightly into the gaps in the pinecones until flush with the edges
  4. This will then need to set in the fridge for an hour or so
  5. Hang your feeder high up in your garden for the birds to eat

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