Attract Birds To Your Yard With Martha Stewart's Clever DIY Feeder

Making your own bird feed is a fun activity for crafty individuals or even the whole family. It allows you to control the quality of ingredients, ensuring a healthier diet for the birds while promoting sustainability by using locally sourced, organic, and non-GMO materials, reducing environmental impact. Additionally, customizing the feed enables attracting specific bird species to your garden. DIY bird feed is cost-effective, saving money in the long run. Martha Stewart says she has about 80 bird feeders on her property, claiming that she has "gotten an awful lot of different birds to come" to visit her yard (via YouTube).

One of Stewart's methods for attracting a variety of birds is to make her own bird feeders by combining simple ingredients in a bundt pan. These ingredients include melted suet, which is rendered beef fat, and a number of colorful dried fruits and nuts. With just a few steps, a bundt pan bird feeder is ready to hang in your yard or garden.

How to make your bundt pan bird feeder

Making a DIY bird feed in a bundt pan is a creative and simple way to provide nourishment for feathered friends. Begin with a small bundt pan, birdseed mix, raw suet, dried fruits, nuts, and twine. First, prepare the suet by melting it in a pan to create a liquid. Then, in a large mixing bowl, combine the birdseed mix with the dried fruits and nuts, and then pour over the melted suet, coating the birdseed thoroughly.

Next, press the bird feed mixture firmly into the bundt pan, packing it tightly. This will help it hold its shape when removed from the pan. Place the bundt pan in the refrigerator for a few hours to harden and set. Once it has solidified, gently remove it from the pan. Cut a piece of twine and loop it through the middle of the bird feed bundt and tie it in a tight knot. Then you're ready to hang your DIY bird feeder in your garden or on a tree branch. Ensure it's at a height that's easily accessible for the birds, and only hang them outside during the winter as it may melt in hotter temperatures.