Christmas: For the Bird Lover

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I realize that November has just recently started but it is a fantastic time to start assembling your Christmas gifts.

This is a quick and easy gift to make for the bird watcher that you know. It doesn’t matter if the person is an experienced birder or a brand new one, this gift will bring hours of enjoyment.

  • a mason jar or any jar with a lid
  • small amounts of nyger, safflower, mixed seed, peanuts
  • material to cover jar lid
  • raffia
  • empty wire suet feeder
  • block of homemade suet

Into the mason jar layer different types of bird food … sunflower seeds, safflower, peanuts in the shell, hulled peanuts, and premium bird seed.  Cut a circle of material cover over the jar lid and tie with raffia or ribbon.  I went with the natural look and used beige material and raffia. Paper would also work too.

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Recently when I made up some all season suet I made some in block shapes that fit the wire basket feeders.  The wire basket feeders can be purchased in stores with bird departments in them.

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Print the recipe on photo paper so that it will be more sturdy and last longer, fasten it to the feeder basket.

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It isn’t an expensive gift but one put together with the recipient in mind.  I know I would love to receive this sort of gift. You could also add an empty small bird feeder to the gift.

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I got this idea after making my gift jars of bean soup.  The jars come from Classico spaghetti sauce and I save them for all sorts of uses.  

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Be sure to save the recipe card image to your computer, and then choose the correct printer settings.  I used glossy 4×6 photo size paper, and scale to fit the paper.

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I’m sure the bird watcher on your gift list who would appreciate a gift like this.

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Feeling inspired? See lots more ideas on my Christmas page.

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