Mini Bird Seed Trees

Mini Bird Seed Trees

While enjoying the wonderful weather this past weekend, my little guy and I made a few Mini Bird Seed Trees for our feathered friends. I always enjoy getting the little guy involved in any kind of way {he likes playing with birdseed just as much as he likes playing with rice}We used an old white washed pot for the base and stuck in a small piece of floral foam to hold our sticks. {the easy white wash pot tutorial can be found here}Gather a few sticks, bird seed, and peanut butter. {we used soynut butter due to my sons allergies}

The messy part is getting the peanut butter on the sticks. We took handfuls and just rubbed it on then sprinkled with birdseed…{lots of fun}.

Arrange your branches in the pot, top with a little moss, and wait for your feathered friends to arrive. When the seed is gone simply find a few new sticks and start over. A fun summer afternoon actitivy to enjoy with the kiddies. Enjoy!


  1. What a fun idea… my daughter works in a preschool/daycare and I bet this would be a fun thing to do with the kiddos and then let them enjoy watching the birds come…Love it Stephanie!

  2. LOVE this idea! I featured it on my blog.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Love that idea — I used to cover pine cones when I was little 🙂

  4. What a great idea! This would be fun to do with the girls, they are always watching birds in the backyard and can’t figure out why they don’t stay when they run screaming “come here birdie!”

  5. Beautiful! We have done this with pinecones, but “trees” are so beautiful.

  6. Looks like a fun project! 🙂

  7. This is a great project and a wonderful way to get the kids involved. My husband feeds the birds year round and we really enjoy seeing all the different birds we attract. Right now we have a lot of beautiful cardinals, blue jays and orioles that visit on a daily basis.

  8. I love this!! What a great idea!!

    I have a Friday link party I’d love for you to join!

  9. This would be so much fun to try with my son! Thanks for the inspiration =)


  10. What a neat idea! Looks great and I may do something like that in the near future! Thanks for the idea!

  11. love, love, love this! i’m going to have to make one for me, one for my mother-in-law!

  12. Very fun idea!! Where did you find the soynut butter? One of my sons is allergic to peanuts and this would be great for him to try!!! Thanks for sharing!! :O)

  13. Cute and fun idea!!

  14. What an great idea…I like how it looks too I will have to try this…

  15. That is such a great idea! My little guy would love doing this!

  16. This is such a great idea! I am looking for fun projects to do with my kids since school will be out soon. This is my first time visiting your blog. What a great place to visit!

  17. This is so clever! I saw you on Somewhat Simple! 🙂

  18. I love this craft! The trees look so elegant. And who doesn’t like making a smeary mess with peanut butter? My son will love this craft. Thanks!

  19. We have always put this seed in knotholes but I love the idea of making a tree especially for around the house. Great project!

  20. Love it! Thanks for the idea.

  21. What a great idea! I love your blog, I have given you a blog award. Check it out at

  22. What a clever idea! If only we had more birds around here to treat…

  23. My mom buys pine cones done like this every year at a craft fair. I think I like the tree limbs better. I will have to suprise her with it. Thanks

  24. What a fun idea, I love this! Thanks so much, I’ll be linking.

  25. How beautiful! I love simple gorgeous activities like this that are so accessible to young ‘uns, yet appealing to all ages.

  26. Its on my to-do list to fill up the seed feeders tomorrow, but I think I’ll do this instead with the children

  27. this is a wonderfully artistic twist! Love it!

  28. This is lovely! I’ve seen these before made of a corn cob hanging from a tree, but your idea with the branch in a planter is so much better. We are going to have to do that during our Sunday kids’ craft this week or next. Thanks!

  29. Love it! Gorgeous photography too! I will definitely put this on my to do list…thanks for all the inspiration

  30. Hi Steph
    Always great ideas here! You never cease to amaze me!!! Have a great weekend!
    Barb from santasgiftshoppe

  31. Hi Steph
    Love your usual!! You never cease to amaze me!! Have a great weekend..
    Barb @ santasgiftshoppe

  32. Very cute..and more fun than just pouring seed into a house.

  33. This is so beautiful! What a great idea.

  34. Oh wow!I have an 11 year old son who is an avid birdwatcher, he loves to feed them and also take LOTS of pictures! He would love to make them! I think he and I will make one together. I really like this because it will also work as a garden decor.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  35. I love this. It is the prettiest bird feeder I have ever seen!

    Thanks for linking up! I hope to see you next week!

    ~Ashley @

  36. so cute! come on over and link up to making monday marvelous!

  37. I was writing an article on different seed feeders to make….this is so different than what I came up with ! Excellent, easy project 🙂

  38. what a neat idea! love it and definitely gonna have to try it! so glad i hopped over from today’s creative blog to check this out! hugs!

  39. I love this idea. We have done the peanut butter on pinecones but that just sort of looks a mess. This is beautiful!

  40. What a wonderful idea !!
    Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Be a wonderful gift for the elderly that can look out the windows.

  41. I posted about this project on my blog. I hope I gave you enough credit! I plan to do this with our Cub Scouts too! Thanks!

  42. Oh my gush you have tons of great idea here. Very simple easy to do project. Thanks for sharing!

  43. What a great idea!! So glad you are creating things with your little one!

  44. Does the gelatin ever soften? It’s 60-70 degrees here, and I would like to make this or the Easter eggs, but don’t want them melting by the afternoon. How well do they hold up?

  45. Oops wrong one. I meant to put this on the bird seed ring… Looks like I didn’t back up far enough. But we will be making these if the gelatin doesn’t stick. 😉

  46. This is a great idea and it will be great at my summer camp. My granddaughter well love helping with it too! Thanks so much.

  47. Nicole Maynard :

    I love feeding the feathered friends, thanks for sharing! Wanted to give a good PSA… peanut butter can go rancid rather quickly and end up hurting our friends more than helping. Be sure to replace the branches after a few days in the sun. Would last longer in cooler temps. Also, use natural PB if possible.


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