Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Friday, April 15, 2011

Bird Bath or Feeder Craft

Hello, Friends and Visitors!

The snow has ((hopefully)) stopped for good and the sun is out!  Birds are singing!!  It feels like Springtime.  And, best of all, the children are home for a week long Spring Break as soon as school is out today.  What more could I want??

I'm so excited about being outside again after a l.o.n.g. Winter.  I have been cleaning out the bird feeder and re-stocking birdseed.  That has inspired me to re-post my how-to on building an easy birdfeeder.  I first posted it last year.  Enjoy!!

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I thought I'd show you a fun craft I've recently had time for in between working in the garden. It's a bird bath or feeder idea that I found in the May 2009 Family Fun Magazine.

All you need to get started is
3/8" manilla rope
15" grapevine wreath (used two old wreaths I found at a yard sale last year)
two 10" terra cotta saucers (again, I used what I had and fortunately it worked!)
Artificial leaves and flowers, if you want to spruce it up (I didn't)

It's easy! Just fit the clay saucers in the center of your wreaths, like this...
Cut your rope into three, 5' long lengths, then knot them together at each end, like this...
Fit the wreath feeder inside the three ropes and hang, like this...

See how simple and pretty it is? I made three - two feeders and one "bath". The birds love them all!

Have a great day!


Myrnie said...

Lovely! (again :) How did it hold up through the year?

What I Did Today said...

This is so cute! I'm going to show it to my sister Molly. She loves the nest type decor (as do I) and is also the crafty one. I'll bet she leaps at this idea! Thanks for sharing.