Orange Wreath DIY Oriole Feeder

Feeding orioles is easy with this orange wreath DIY oriole feeder.

I enjoy the bright silhouettes of orioles in my window, especially after a long winter. They love fresh oranges and the color orange, making these wreaths perfect for feeding orioles. Hang one of these DIY oriole feeders on or near a sturdy branch so an oriole has a perch from which to peck!

Materials:

  • Coat hanger with a cardboard tube (pictured below)
  • Needle-nose pliers (or strong hands)
  • Wire cutters
  • Oranges
  • Cutting board
  • Good slicing kitchen knife
  • Ribbon and berries (optional)

Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1

Remove the cardboard tube from your hanger and bend the two sides of the hanger toward each other until they are spaced about 1 inch apart.

Shape the outline of a bird, as shown. I found that using my hands was the easiest way to start. Then I used needle-nose pliers to shape and smooth any rough curves. Use pliers or a wire cutter to snip the curled ends off the hanger.

Step 2

Cut oranges into about ¼-inch slices. Cut little pieces of rind from the orange ends into roughly ½-inch triangles. These will serve as spacers between the slices and will help keep everything in place. Thread an orange slice through both wires. Then thread a piece of rind next to it on one or both wires. Repeat until you run out of wire.

Tie a little bow around the bird’s neck and add some berries at the end if you wish. Hang from a tree close to a window so you can so you can watch the feeding orioles!

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