My backyard is turning into an urban zoo. I bought a house for the woodpecker who was pecking on the side of our house. I keep my bird feeder stocked at all times (for birds, and squirrels). I keep sugar water in my hummingbird feeder. So, you know it was only a matter of time before I started feeding the squirrels too!
I stumbled upon this homemade squirrel feeder on Pinterest from Birds and Blooms. Although my version is a little more “homemade” looking than theirs, it still does the job. I don’t think the squirrels will care what it looks like anyway!
My friend, Amy stopped by when I was assembling this. She said I was crazy for feeding property destroying squirrels. Apparently she had some rebel squirrels who ransacked her attic.
Something you may not know about me: If squirrels made good pets, I would have one. Or two. And call him Sparkles.
The plastic embroidery hoop/ring cost $2, the Slinky cost $1, and I used twist ties and a clamping ring-thingy that we had laying around in the garage (free). Total: $3
A 5 pound bag of peanuts at Wild Birds Unlimited cost me $20. So, I guess the wreath squirrel feeder actually cost me $23. And, in the fall I can stuff the thing with nesting materials for the squirrels and birds.
Apparently, woodpeckers like peanuts too.