Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder What you need 1 large pinecone approx. 20 small cubes of cheddar cheese length of string about 30-40cm long What to do Tie the string round the narrow end of the pinecone. This is how you will hang the cone in the tree when its finished. Take each small cube of cheese and squash it into the cone, tucking it under the scales. TIP: Use cheap mild cheddar, as this is less crumbly and will squash in better. Work your way around the cone until all the cheese is stuffed into it. Finished! It really is that easy – now go and hang it in a tree and watch the birds enjoying their new feeder!