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A lovely gift for any occasion
Very easy to make, and make beautiful gifts for any occasion.

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  • How to make a bird feeder. Bird Seed Heart - Step 1
    Step 1

    Firstly, you need to make your base. Draw a reasonaly sized heart onto your cardboard, or save, resize and then print of the stencil in the picture.
    You dont want it to be too large, or else it will be too heavy. Id say around 4"
    Cut this out, then poke a hole large enough for the twine to fit through in it.

  • Step 2

    Now spread a thin layer of the peanut butter over one side of the cardboard. It doesn't matter if it's messy, just make sure you can't see any cardboard peaking through.

  • Step 3

    Pour some of the bird seed into the bowl or plate, and then gently press the peanut butter'ed heart into it. Lift it up and check if more or less the whole heart is covered, if not press down again.
    Once this is done repeat the whole process for the other side of the heart.

  • Step 4

    Neaten up the edges, you don't want any seeds poking over and ruining your lovely shape!
    Now the difficult part. Locate your hole, and push a pencil or large needle through it to clear it. Then thread your twine through.

  • Step 5

    You can hang straight away, but id suggest refridgerating over night so the peanut butter hardens a little, and the seed clings better.

  • How to make a bird feeder. Bird Seed Heart - Step 6
    Step 6

    Enjoy watching the birds eat your little treat!

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Becks S.
Becks S. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 36 projects
very cute! we did this but with pine cones!
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
oooo thats a relieve.LOL

thanks for the notice you ve maked about that.
i still love your idea, i will make them when i 'm moved too, then i have more space to hang them outside on my balcony;-D
Janie R.
Janie R. · Eastern, Kentucky, US · 25 projects
I love this! I was thinking, I have a paper mache heart......oh, the possibilities! Thanks for the tutorial. I make them on those peat plant pots-with cranberries, you can make bells.
Ciara · 68 projects
Jet, the one I made in a picture was polished off by a squirrel, we can downstairs in the morning to find it hanging upside down from a cleaned off cardboard heart!
So the little birds are safe, haha!
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
awesome idea, like it, but you don't feed the birds no more because they have enough food allready and they will died of all those vet. They are warning on tele us dutch people.
its not good for the little ones. soo wait till the winter, please.
but i like your idea thats rock girl!!!;-D

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