Friday, January 27, 2012

Woven Bird Baskets

I made this owl as a woven basket. It is my own design and it is not as complicated to weave as it looks. I glued the top parts of the red and purple paper together.

I think it turned out quite nice.

I had the idea from these birds, which I saw while window shopping this Christmas.

I am going to try to make some other bird designs later.

Easy Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Today I made pine cone feeders for the birds.
Here is how it's done:

You will need some bird seed - or grain, seeds and muesli from the cupboard (which is what I used), a pine cone, some string and peanut butter

Mash up the seeds and peanut butter.
Apply to the pine cone (from the bottom up). Hang in a tree and wait for the birds to come. Easy!

Beware Of Dog Sign

We have a small West Highland Terrier, which is often running loose in the garden. The gate is a large black door, and people who come visit have no chance of knowing, if the dog is behind it.

To make sure they will take ekstra care to close the gate behind them and not let the dog out, I cut this sign in fun foam and nailed it to the door.

Feel free to print and use:

Easy pomelo bird feeder

Yesterday I had a pomelo (large citrus fruit) and decided to save half the peel for an easy bird feeder. This morning I woke up to a garden filled with snow - and feeding birds. Here is how I did:
I used a pomelo, but you can use any citrus fruit or other fruits with a hard peel.

Eat the fruit - leaving half the peel intact.

Make a small hole (for rainwater)
Fill with grain, seeds and muesli

Place on branches.
Alternatively hang in strings.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cable Organization

A little organizational tip for the cables behind the TV, PC etc.
Use small Post-its to indicate which cable is which. This can be really helpful if you need to disconnect a specific device and have a lot of different cables in the same power strip.