Easy No-Bake Bird Feeders

Birds need food throughout the year to survive migration and the cold Minnesota weather. Hang your bird feeder on a tree branch or pole near a window and watch the birds enjoy their winter feast!


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Mixing bowl
  • 1 cup birdseed
  • Spoon
  • Cookie cutters (variety of shapes)
  • Metal baking sheet
  • Straw
  • Ribbon


  1. Scoop the coconut oil into a bowl. Place in the microwave for 20 seconds or until melted.
  2. Combine the birdseed with the melted coconut oil, and stir well.
  3. Place the cookie cutters on a metal baking sheet. Scoop and press the birdseed mixture softly into the cookie cutters.
  4. Gently push a straw into the birdseed to make a hole for the ribbon.
  5. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until hardened. String the ribbon through the hole for hanging.
  6. Hang in a tree for the neighborhood birds to enjoy!