I stopped by Los Gatos Birdwatcher last week and saw the coolest idea: a wreath made from nesting materials. They covered the wreath with soft wool, feathers and other natural material.
For a few years I’ve saved my laundry lint, then tied it to a tree in a mesh bag. Making a wreath looked like way more fun.
I picked up a frame at the craft store for a few dollars and got to work. I wrapped the entire wreath with soft, oatmeal-colored yarn. I pulled the yarn taught to prevent entanglement. It also gave me a base to push bits of lint, string and wool into the frame.
Having nesting material on hand is a great way to attract birds to your yard. Spring’s coming. Start making those wreaths and stashing them throughout the yard.
- Wire wreath frame (any size) I used a 6 inch frame.
- Neutral colored yarn or string
- Laundry lint (neutral) Birds build nests in subtle colors that blend with the environment
- Scraps of yarn, or string, cut into short lengths no longer than one or two inches (to avoid bird entanglement.)
I found the cutest hook to hang it from at our local fabric store for just $3. It’s a bird (of course). Let me know what you think.