Partridge In A Pear Tree – An Easy Bird Feeder

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It seems that in the winter months we see more birds than we do any other season of the year. Maybe it’s because when all of the leaves drop in the Fall, the birds lose many of their homes. To make it more of a challenge for the birds, it gets cold here, which I’m sure reduces the available food supply. I don’t often worry about the food the birds eat. I know they’re pretty industrious little creatures and are able to take very good care of themselves.

But there’s something about the hard cold winters that causes me to think that there’s always something I can do to help. So it was to the birds that I looked when I was invited to participate in the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Tour. My “day” … A Partridge In a Pear Tree!

Key elements … a partridge (a cute bird will do), pears (or something pear shaped), a tree (definitely have lots of those.)

A Woodland Bird Feeder

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Materials

Plastic lightbulb ornament
8″ square piece of burlap
Twine
Holiday floral pick
Faux bird
Peanut Butter
Bird Seed
Scissors
Hot Glue

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Directions

In these directions, the “ornament hook” is the top, and the traditional top of the bulb is the bottom.

1. Put a little dot of glue in the center of the burlap, and press the bottom of the bulb on the glue (just to hold it in place.) Bring one corner of the burlap up to the silver part and attach with a small dot of glue.

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2. Do this with all four corners.

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3. Cut the folds.

Partridge In A Pear Tree ... a woodland bird feeder | SimplyFreshVintage.com

4. Tuck in one side of each section.

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5. Using another dot of glue, secure the flaps.

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6. Tie a piece of twine around the top, to bring all of the burlap together.

Partridge In A Pear Tree ... a woodland bird feeder | SimplyFreshVintage.com

7. Tie a long piece of twine to the ornament hook and insert the floral pick. If necessary, apply a little glue to hold the pick down.

Partridge In A Pear Tree ... a woodland bird feeder | SimplyFreshVintage.com

8. Spread peanut butter over the burlap below the twine wrap. It’s probably easier to use smooth peanut butter, but all I had was chunky.

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9. After the whole lower area is covered in peanut butter, press the “pear” in bird seed. Sprinkle with a spoon, using the back of the spoon to shmoosh the birdseed into the peanut butter.

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10. Find a tree in the yard and hang them up. Add a cute little bird pick to welcome your winged neighbors.

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It will be interesting to see who gets to these feeders first … the birds or the squirrels. Either way, the bird seed will be enjoyed, and if the birds need it, I’m sure they’ll pick apart the burlap for new nests.

12 Days of Christmas Blog Tour | SimplyFreshVintage.com

Be sure to stop by and see the creative ideas we’ve all come up with to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas!

MONDAY December 1st

{Partridge in a Pear Tree}

Petticoat Junktion
Snazzy Little Things

{Two Turtle Doves}

Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer
Fresh Idea Studio

TUESDAY December 2nd

{Three French Hens}

Country Design Style
DIO Home Improvements
Mommy is coocoo

{Four Calling Birds}

Artsy Chicks Rule
Sweet Pea

WEDNESDAY December 3rd

{Five Golden Rings}

House on the Way
Diy 180
Restoration Redoux

{Six Geese a Laying}

Postcards from the Ridge
Farm Fresh Vintage Finds

THURSDAY December 4th

{Seven Swans a Swimming}

Curb Alert!
Cupcakes and Crinoline

{Eight Maids a Milking}

Our Southern Home
Daisy Mae Belle

FRIDAY December 5th

{Nine Ladies Dancing}

Better After
Rhapsody in Rooms

{Ten Lords a Leaping}

Pink When
The Endearing Home

SATURDAY December 6th

{Eleven Pipers Piping}

Refresh Restyle
Lilacs and Longhorns
Imparting Grace

{Twelve Drummers Drumming}

What Meegan Makes
Mrs. Hines Class
At Home with the Barkers

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Lani Padilla

Lani Padilla

Welcome to Simply Fresh Vintage! I'm Lani and I love simple farmhouse living with fresh, vintage touches. I am looking forward to sharing with you my love of quilting, decorating, remodeling, painting, crafting, cooking, baking and so much more.
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