How to make a Christmas wreath for birds

How to make a Christmas wreath for birds

With food, water and shelter scarce over the winter months, give your garden birds a treat with an edible Christmas wreath.

Helping out our little feathered friends will give you the chance to see these creatures up close – including some species only around in the winter months, like waxwings.

What you need:

  • Pines cones
  • Long twigs
  • Garden wire
  • Soft lard
  • Mixing bowl
  • Holly and other leaves
  • Bird seed, breadcrumbs and grated cheese
  • Dried fruits or unsalted nuts

Helping out our little feathered friends will give you the chance to see these creatures up close – including some species only around in the winter months

What to do:

  • Twist together bundles of long twigs and fasten with wire into a ring.
  • Squish lard into a soft paste in a bowl.
  • Mix in bird seed, breadcrumbs or grated cheese.
  • Smear over pine cones and decorate with dried fruits and nuts.
  • Attach the cones to the ring with twisted wire.

Decorate with festive greenery and hang up your wreath!