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 watch the feeding orioles!

Alison Auth
Alison Auth makes crafts with her love of wildlife in mind. She enjoys beckoning birds to her backyard and creating an oasis for butterflies with beautiful plants.