We have our own bird restaurant.
This past Christmas, we decided we need a bigger tree for next year. When we dismantled our tree (6′ artifical), instead of throwing it out, Billy dug a hole and put it in the dirt in our back yard.
The kids strung popcorn, using a needle and thread, and we placed it all around the tree. Then, my husband screwed hooks in some very large pine cones and we tied ribbons to them. Then we put peanut butter on, rolled them around in birdseed and hung them by the ribbons.
The birds love it! We have beautiful blue jays and cardinals here.
They don’t tip very well though.