I love the holidays! 
 
 I love shopping and cooking and eating! 
 
I love to decorate my house, both inside and out. 
 
I think the joy of giving may be my favorite part of the holidays.
 
In our home, we make sure to remember all of the animals also.  I know you saw the dog biscuit recipe I made not to long ago. 
 
Today I am going to show you a quick, easy and fun gift to make for the wild birds.   This would be a fun project to do with children, just be careful of the needle.
 
Cranberry Wreaths – For the Birds
 
Items needed:
 
Fresh Cranberries
Fishing Line
Long Sewing Needle
Scissors
Ribbon or Twine
 
Instructions:
 
Gather your materials together.
 
 
Cut a piece of fishing line about 12 inches long.  Thread the needle with the fishing line.
 
 
String the cranberries on the thread by poking the needle through the bottom of the cranberry and going through, as straight as possible, to the top.
 
 
 
Continue stringing the cranberries until you reach  a length of about 6 – 8 inches.  You don’t want to make the strands too long.
 
 
Tie the ends of the fishing line together, pulling the knot close to the cranberries. 
 
 
 Cut the excess fishing line.
 
 
Cut a piece of ribbon or twine about 6 inches long.
 
 
 Tie it around the fishing line at the point where your knot is.
 
 
You have now created a wonderful wreath for the wild birds.  I used some golden raisins on the wreath below!
 
 
Hang it in a tree outside and enjoy watching the birds feast on your gift!
 
 
 
We have a fresh cut tree outside, just for the birds! 
 
 My next project for the outside tree will be bird seed ornaments!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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9 Responses to Cranberry Wreaths – For the Birds

  1. What a cool idea! Although if I did this I’d have a tree full of turkeys, ducks and chickens :-)

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Marlys Folly says:

    Love this. I wish we would have an evergreen tree in the yard. I wonder what the neighbors would say if I hung things on the tree across the street.. The house is boarded up and run down.

  3. Shay says:

    I love this idea . Cute for decorating an outdoor tree and good for the birds too!

    We dont have cranberries here though so I’ll have to improvise.

  4. Cameron says:

    Makes such a festive and happy tree! …and full little bird tummies, too :)

  5. Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey says:

    What a wonderful idea! We have few trees around our house and this is such a great projects for the boys, thank you :)

  6. Amy @ Not Your Average Baby Blog says:

    Great idea! I’m going to have to try this. I love decorating with natural materials! Thanks for the idea : )

  7. Angie Church says:

    love it sharing Christmas with the outside friends

  8. Your tree looks so cute! What a fun and useful way to decorate.
    Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday.

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