DIY Bird Suet Feeder From Thrifted Coffee Mugs

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$3
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How to create a super simple suet feeder from a spare coffee mug.
To find out all the steps and materials used, please check out my original post!
Like I said...thrift stores usually have a few mugs available on the cheap...just a couple, here and there. ;)
So I decided to buy a few cuties and create suet feeders to hang in our yard! After running my purchases through the dishwasher, I grabbed sticks from my yard (hello, yard work for a project!) to create freebie perches.
I filled each mug half full with bird seed and added melted suet.
Then, I poured melted beef fat into my mugs and placed them in the fridge to harden.
After about an hour, I had my feeder, which I hung from a tree in our yard. Check out my original blog post for all the details!
I checked it a few days later, and the birds had definitely discovered it! :) I can't wait to make this again, winter after winter!

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  • Polly Polly on Dec 09, 2019

    Just wondering how you keep the rats away?

  • Linda Linda on Dec 09, 2019

    Not sure where you live, but we live in an ultra cold climate sometimes .. as low as -20. Will the cups crack in sub-zero temps?

  • CasualHomeStyle CasualHomeStyle on Dec 10, 2021

    Where do you buy lots of beef fat at to make these a as gifts?

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