Whether you’re making fresh squeezed orange juice for brunch or snacking on flavorful citrus, save those peels to create colorful and easy bird seed feeders! Upcycling citrus peels is friendly to the environment and adds a fun pop of color to your yard—plus, it’s fun to bird watch straight from your backyard. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
Citrus Bird Seed Feeder:
- Citrus, like a large navel orange, halved with flesh scooped out
- String, like twine
- DIY bird seed (see step 6 for recipe)
- Cut two pieces of string, each about 12-inches long.
- Tie a knot at the end of each piece of
- Using a toothpick, weave one piece of string through the citrus (from the inside out) until you reach the knot, trimming any excess string.
- Take the loose end of the string you just threaded through the citrus and, directly across from the first hole, weave string through from the outside, knotting it on the inside.
- Repeat steps with second string.
- In a small bowl, mix together dried fruit, nuts and seeds.
- Hang citrus in a tree and fill with bird seed.
Video Description: Simple Shortcuts–DIY Citrus Bird Feeder