Recycle, Reuse, DIY No Waste Birdfeeder


I HATE wasting food so I was none too pleased when I dropped an entire brand new baDIY EASY BIRDFEEDERg of peanuts on the not-clean-enough-to-eat-off kitchen floor.

I can’t throw the nuts on the ground or the distracted festing birds will just become kitty snacks! After a bit of pondering I came up with a solution that I thought I’d share.

You need

1) toilet roll tube

2) peanut butter

3) wire from the outside of a lettuce

4) spilled nuts

Slather toilet roll with peanut butter, press in peanuts, hang somewhere out of the reach of peckish moggies!

Have you made you own feeder? Have you created a clever way to use up food that would otherwise go to waste?


About sunnysleevez

I'm a freckly red head, originally from London now living in LA with 2 pale children. Frankly with our coloring we have no business being such an outdoorsy family and living in southern California. I grew up in a time when factor 8 sun milk was considered the best protection available to combat the hot rays of a holiday in southern Spain, that lead to 3rd degree burns and the rest of the vacation spent in the shade of our apartment. As a family we love to be outside, going to the beach, camping, swimming & hiking. We can't completely avoid the sun (nor should we) but taking sensible measures to avoid unnecessary UV damage is a priority. How do we do that? By staying in the shade in the middle of the day, wearing sun protective clothing (that's why I created Sunny Sleevez), a broad brimmed hat, UV rated sunglasses, using chemical-free broad spectrum sun screen on exposed areas & eating a healthy diet with as few chemicals as possible & lots of antioxidants.
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16 Responses to Recycle, Reuse, DIY No Waste Birdfeeder

  1. A fabulous idea! “Necessity is the mother…” and all that. I suppose it would work well with traditional feed, as well, and makes the food hard for a horde of kestrels to monopolize. Brilliant! Some years I bake bird cookies, covered and filled with seeds. It is a high fat recipe. I also will press seeds mixed with suet and crunchy peanut butter into cookie cutters, let them harden, and then hang with ribbons. These make nice little Christmas gifts for bird loving friends, as well. Best wishes, WG

  2. Hey! Great idea! I’ll do the same thing next time I drop peanuts (if my dogs don’t get to the peanuts first!)

  3. innerdragon says:

    Wow, I love it!

    When I had my vermicomposting bin, spilled nuts could go in there, too. 🙂

  4. Creative! But you know our floors are often not that dirty

  5. leeannminton says:

    In the past I’ve put orange peels, and banana peels in with my potted plants, and I always take my moldy bread to the duck pond. As for other food waste well if its a vegetable or meat part it goes into the freezer for Winter time soups. This really allows for some interesting soup flavors!!!

  6. Thanks for the great idea, my kids will love making these!

  7. Great idea and terrific way to save that food. I don’t blame you for not eating off the floor, I wouldn’t eat off my floors either! Enjoyed your blog. Thanks for stopping by my blog, appreciate the read.

  8. swamiyesudas says:

    Hearty Congratulations. Very much like Your idea of Not Wasting anything, Doing things by Yourself, and being concerned about the Cats NOT eating Unwary Birds! Love and Blessings. 🙂

  9. merryfairy says:

    Haha… you’re so inventive! Congrats! Expecially because you’re so environment protecting💟

  10. Good idea, I love your blog!

  11. Amazing idea – I bet the birds love peanut butter, and perhaps the squirrels too?!

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  13. Wonderful Idea… Thanks for sharing 🙂

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