Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Incredible Edible Birdhouse...

Does anyone remember my favorite purchase from the 
Chester Craft Show


It was a wonderful Craft Show, where I picked up lots of  beautiful,
handcrafted items.

The seeded, edible bird house came with instructions.

When the seed had been depleted, the wood could be cleaned,
covered in peanut butter
and replenished with new seed.
The birds wiped it out pretty quickly
and re-coving this has been on my "to do list" for ever.

It rained on Sunday and I finally got to cross this project off my list.

 Supplies...

I used black oil sunflower seeds and safflower seeds.

 I did not clean the old stuff off,
I didn't really need to but perhaps next time I will.

I used 3/4 of a jar of inexpensive very cheap peanut butter,

and it took very little seed, less then a 1/2 a cup of each seed,
to cover the entire house.
Looks good...
not bad, but it needs a little "color".

 There, that's better!
I tucked some yarn scraps inside,
for the birds, for Spring nesting.

If anyone is interested, here's how you can get your very own
Incredible Edible Birdhouse

Sharing today's entry with Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose
Stop by, check it out, anything goes!! 
 

37 comments:

  1. Hello Jersey Girl!
    I wonder if I can smear peanut butter on my house and cover it with seed. It's a small house...
    :) m & jb (who is all for anything that will bring birds in closer)

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    1. there is a recipe for edible glue, consists of gelatin, corn syrup whole wheat flour! :)

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  2. cute idea, I have done the pine cones like this but had never seen a whole house covered in them!

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  3. I love birds and watching them feed is such a joy. LOVE this idea!
    Have a great day!

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  4. Look at you go, Debbie, you were the first one to link up today :) This birdhouse is just the cutest! It looks so yummy that I would almost eat it.....almost!

    My son and I would have fun making something like this since he and I enjoy watching the birds. Have a great day and thanks so much for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

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  5. Great treat for the birds, I am sure they enjoyed it, and very pretty too!

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  6. What a great way to put out treats for the birds and to be able to use it over and over is even better.

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  7. Good Morning, Debbie. Looks like the birds enjoyed your edible birdhouse.. What a cute idea...and it is nice that it really can be used as a house for the wrens! I guess rainy days can come in handy sometimes.. Have a happy Monday!

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  8. You are so good to your birds! I love peanut butter so much, I'd be fighting the birds for it. :-)

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  9. very cool. i'm sure they're enjoying their new snacks!

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  10. Very neat idea, Debbie! The birds must love it!

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  11. The bird houses are so neat. I bed the birds will really enjoy them.

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  12. It looks like a delicious idea! :D the birds will truly enjoy the treat! mari

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  13. Now, that is adorable! And, to be to continue using it? Very, very clever. I love it! :)

    xoxo

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  14. That's a great idea ! The birds will love it !
    Greetings

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  15. Now that is a great idea. I guess one could use any birdhouse to achieve this.

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  16. Yes I remember that beautiful bird house and I am impressed at your covering it again. That card is the same design as mine.

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  17. I remember your little trip and all the goodies you gathered. Now, I see that the birdies loved their little yum-yum house! What a beautiful job you did with the renovations!!

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  18. Hi Debbie, this is such a fun post. I hadn't seen your previous one and I shall backtrack and check it out shortly.
    A really clever (and pretty) birdhouse... that can be used again and again, and an excellent rainy day project!
    I love your touch of colour, the birds will too. It'll be snapped up for a nesting site I'm sure.
    Cheers now :D)

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  19. That's pretty darn cool! Obviously, they like it!

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  20. Oh that is awesome. Is it weird I want a peanut butter on grainy bread sandwich now?:) Hug B

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  21. The birdhouse is great treat for the birds,Debbie!
    I'm sure the birds will love it!
    Dimi...

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  22. Hi Debbie, you are such a good bird mama! What a sweet yummy treat for your feathered friends!
    Have a great week!

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  23. What a great idea.. Thanks so much as we love feeding the birds.. So glad you joined this great linky party.. I am now your new follower.. Take care..

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  24. Debbie, this is wonderful, and your feathered friends are so lucky!!

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  25. That is so fun! And the birds love it, too, no doubt. I love Stephanie at the Enchanting Rose. So wish I had time to join her new meme. She is such a sweetie. As are you, Debbie!

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  26. What a great idea for winter and not expensive either.

    Diana

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  27. Very cool... to be able to eat your house!!:)))
    Love it!!

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  28. Oh my I have the very same precious angel, she's in my china cabinet, she's very dear to me. I received her as a gift, or rather prize at my first daughter-in-law's wedding shower!

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  29. Oops, forgot to mention how cool that birdie house is.

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  30. What a neat way to attract (and keep) birds in the yard!

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  31. Wow I love your edible birdhouse. I am going to have to bookmark your page to show my Mum, she will love it.
    Ali xx

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  32. What a great idea, I think I would like to find one of those.

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  33. A very original idea. The birds will be very happy:))
    Besos.

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  34. Debbie, what an adorable birdhouse! Do the squirrels bother it?

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