As the holiday season approaches more and more houses will get wrapped in glowing strands and adorned with bountiful wreaths. You may find yourself wanting more options to make your home stand out from everyone else on the street. If you’re as much of a bird fanatic as we are, then this guide to decorating with bird feeders will help in creating a customized holiday display!
There are countless ways to spread holiday cheer around your house while simultaneously feeding your feathered friends. You could simply arrange a variety of feeders around your yard to attract different types of birds. The No/No Mesh Feeders, specifically the Snow Man and Snow Woman feeders, were created just for this time of year. These feeders are constructed with a mesh wire design that keeps the squirrels out and attracts clinging birds. If you want your holiday-themed bird feeder to contribute to your lighting, try our snowman feeder that lights up!
Certain feeders are good for specific types of birds, as well as specific types of seeds. With that in mind, we also recommend offering a variety of seeds. Doing so will bring more kinds of birds to your yard.
If you are partial to cardinals, try placing a few suet blocks with mixed seed and fruit, and use black oil sunflower and safflower seeds. This mix will also attract birds like the red-breasted nuthatch and downy woodpeckers.
Handmade Holiday Feeders
Feeling creative? There are several handmade holiday feeder options that the birds will enjoy pecking at!
You know those strands of popcorn some people use for interior decoration? Well, try hanging them outside and let the birds have a feast! Wrap them around evergreen trees in the yard, making sure to use plain popcorn (no salt, no flavoring). This is a fun activity to do with the kids.
Grained Bread Cut Outs
Take your holiday cookie cutters and make fun shapes in stale — but not moldy — grained bread. Next you can attach a string through the center of the bread and spread peanut butter on both sides. Finally, sprinkle bird seed over the bread and hang from the trees around your home.
Pine Cone Feeder
Take a pine cone and tie a piece of string to the top. Smear peanut butter and cornmeal into the cracks of the pine cone. Next, roll the pine cone in bird seed so that it sticks in the peanut butter. Feel free to add nuts, cranberries, and cereal as well, and hang it outdoors.
Decorating your home with a mixture of holiday lights and feeders will ensure that your home will certainly add a special touch to your home. Passers-by and visiting birds are sure to appreciate your effort. Remember to use a variety of feeders and seeds to attract multiple types of birds, and to add to the overall look of your holiday display!
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