Garden Craft: Recycled Bottle Birdfeeder

February 1st, 2011

My kids have been asking me to make them a birdfeeder all winter long.  I’ve been seeing an extraordinary amount of begging eyes and hearing a whole lot of “Momma, can we pweease feeeeed da biwds, like Mawy Poppins, day aw so hungawy, pweeease?”  I simply couldn’t take the pressure any more, those munchkins have a way of wearin’ me down. 

So yesterday we finished up a fun project together ~ we made a birdfeeder out of a recycled bottle and a few other supplies.  I say “we” but actually, I’m only choosing to remember it as “we” when it was more me doing all the work and them taking all the credit when Dad came home. 

cg recycled bottle birdfeeder

 

I had an empty plastic liter bottle and I noticed it fit perfectly inside two Ball jar lids, so that was the original *work with what ya got* concept.  A few supplies from the craft and hardware store, and we were in business.

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January Favorites

January 31st, 2011

Happy day friends, how’s your Monday?  Can you believe it’s almost February?  Good gracious time’s a flyin’ by.  I couldn’t let this month end without sharing just a few of my favorite projects, images, and articles found online. 

I love citrus in January, especially Heather’s mandarins.

heather's citrus

 

This stenciled ceiling from Not JUST a Housewife is incredible.  Oh what patience, but what a result!

not just a housewife stenciled ceiling

 

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Happiness Is . . .

January 30th, 2011

The excitement of a trip across the country to see your friends and learn something new!  It’s arriving at a grand hotel in a faraway city, and the first thing you notice is the beautiful light fixtures.

light fixtures

 

It’s enjoying regional cuisine, like fried green tomatoes . . .

fried green tomatoes

 

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