Friday, December 3, 2010

~Simple Christmas Joys~ Day 3



Decorate a Christmas tree for your feathered friends!

I chose a small cedar tree in our yard,
and gathered some materials I had on hand.

jute
pinecones
apples
oranges
birdseed
peanut butter
cranberries
peanuts
ribbon
thread
needle



I dried some apples (a few hours in a 200 degree oven)
and used jute to make them into ornaments.


I used some hollowed out clementines to make little birdseed holders.


I strung some peanuts and 


apple slices.


Tied a few gingham bows. 


This birdseed bell was the only thing I purchased for the tree.
Just couldn't pass it up when I saw it!


Of course I added a peanut butter bird seed pine cone. :-)


And I strung some cranberries.
(I read that birds don't need popcorn - it's empty calories and not good for them.)


I loaded everything up and headed out to decorate!






I hope to see some birds (and not just squirrels and raccoons!) enjoying their special tree. :-)

(This project would also be great for little hands with some adult help!)

Linked to -
Farm Girl Blog Fest #13

3 comments:

Our Neck of the Woods said...

This is such a cute idea! I bet the birds will all be flocking to your place!

Visiting from Farm Girl Blog Fest :)

Lisa Lynn said...

Great way to remember your feathered friends in the winter...and pretty too! I would love to have you share this on Wildcrafting Wednesdays! It won't be up until tomorrow morning, but you can visit my site here:
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/

Christine Graves said...

I love your outdoor tree, I am sooo going to have to copycat you!