Saturday, March 17, 2018

For The Birds

Spring is here, and birds will be busy building their nests. Give them a helping hand by providing things that they can use while nesting. And, while you’re helping out our feathered friends, you’ll also be adding something pretty to your yard.
Wire Whisk
Burlap or Other Natural Fiber Fabric
Dead Leaves
Loose Wool or Cotton (I ordered wool from
Note: Do not use drier lent because it may contain chemicals that are harmful to birds. Also, refrain from using yarn or string, as they may get tangled around the birds and cause harm.

 Pull apart the wire of the whisk just wide enough to insert the moss.

 Layer the straw, twigs, leaves, fabric strips, and wool over the moss.

Tie a piece of twine to the end of the whisk. Add beads to the twine then tie the whisk around a branch. Wrap excess twine around the branch and tie it to secure.

 Some birds, like Goldfinches, build their nests as late as June, so continue to add elements to the whisk as the birds empty it out.

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  1. What a great idea and super cute too! The birds are going to love your yard.

  2. Such a beautiful idea Virginia. Our feathered friends are going to love it.

  3. Ohhh I just LOVE the looks of these! So fun that they help our feathered friends!

    I've featured this in this weekend's DIY Salvaged Junk Projects. Thanks for linking up!

  4. Clever and so sweet . I'll be sharing on my FB page.

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  6. what a great idea! Love the look,too! They're some lucky birds:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  7. Love this idea! I think I could put in the dog fur from our Goldens after we brush them 😊

  8. Very cute and creative Virginia! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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