|A couple of Tufted Titmice ♥|
- Grapevine wreath - $2.50 (Wal-Mart)
- Splatter guard - $1.00 (Dollar Store)
- Jute (minimal cost)
- Suet (minimal cost - made my own)
- Cuttings from trees and shrubs; pine-cone (free)
Cut three pieces of jute about 50" in length. Divide the splatter guard into thirds. Make three small holes through the screen and connect the splatter guard to the wreath with the jute (the screen will hold birdseed in the finished feeder). I did end up spray painting the edge of the splatter guard brown because the shiny silver was annoyingly obvious.
Bring the three strings up and tie into a loop. Braid the remaining string and tie another loop (which will hold the pine-cone).
Tuck cuttings from native trees and shrubs into the wreath. I used American holly, winterberry, chokecherry, and red cedar. The cuttings can change with the season: native grasses, seed-heads from wildflowers, sunflowers, etc...
Hang a suet coated pine-cone in the center of the feeder - hang the feeder - watch the action!
|Tufted Titmouse - Male Downy Woodpecker|