Saturday, December 25, 2010



Today I made a wreath for the birds. It adds a wonderful splash of cheerful color to an otherwise drab winter landscape.



The pine cones were collected over 10 years ago from my former home in Alabama. I dipped them in melted lard and peanut butter and rolled them in bird seed.


It took about five to ten minutes before the sparrow started eating. I need to set up the tripod to get some better pictures, but I was pretty excited to have a guest that soon. I am hoping that a male cardinal will land on the wreath. That will be very sweet!



I made another wreath and threaded popcorn, peanuts and dried cherries. I hope to have that in place tomorrow.

8 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

The birds are lucky to have such a good chef. This would make a beautiful Christmas card for next year.

eileeninmd said...

What a great idea to make wreath for the birds. It sounds like it is easy too. Great photos.

Ruth said...

This bird seems to love it and I am sure many other will as well.
Blessings,Ruth

Zondra Art said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
It would give me great pleasure to become my follower:)
Kisses, Zondra Art

Jayne said...

What a wonderful idea, it looks very festive and I can see the birds appreciated it.

A Garden of Threads said...

What a fabulous idea and visitors so soon is exciting. It has been quite around our feeders the last couple of days.

marmee said...

these are so wonderful...somebody likes to spoil her feathered friends.
happy christmas and merry new year.

Carol said...

We have little Carolina Wrens here all year around...I never thought of putting out suet for them. Duhhhh