Wednesday, April 24, 2013

"tweet treat" wreath bird feeder: take 2


I had had a fail of sorts with my last bird feeder wreath. We've had aggressive April winds which blew the feeder right off the tree and knocked some pine branches out. Since I had recently found a suet holder at a thrift store (for a dollar!!!) I decided to revamp the bird feeder.

I took inspiration from this photo on pinterest: Love this DIY birdbath
 Unfortunately, I was unable to nail down the original post for this idea. :(

Here is the wreath and coat hanger hanger (yes, a coat hanger hanger, lol) was kept from the old feeder. I added a terra cotta dish for the tray. This was under the upstairs bathroom sink. Why? How? When? No clue how a plant base ended up under the bathroom sink.

* Both the dish and the wreath were painted with acrylics from my craft stash
* Sealed terra cotta dish and wreath with a clay pot sealer (sealer was about $7 at Michaels)
* Glued dish to wreath using E-6000 glue (wind-proof, I hope!)


I'm not a natural artist so I'm so excited about how well the hand painted flowers turned out. :) I used the color wheel here to pick complementary colors: olive green and mustard yellow. Just working with what I had to avoid heading out in the snow for a craft supply run.

Color Wheel


We're still having bursts of snow...as  you can see in the photo below. Once this storm blows over we'll toss some bird seed in and wait for the birds. My 5 and 3 year old will enjoy watching these feathery friends!






7 comments:

  1. What a super cute idea! I am looking for every way in the world to attract birds to my backyard. I am hoping that they will eat my mosquitos! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  2. What a cute bird feeder. I am always making some new feeder for my birds. The ideas are endless and so much fun. I bet the birds like your new feeder!
    Have a great Sunday,
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

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  3. I love your bird feeder! I found your blog at Fluster's Creative Muster Linky Party #18 I hope you follow back my blog so we can exchange lovely comments.

    CuteyPatutyCrochet

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  4. Very cute - I don't know if I could pull off painting the flower, I'm horrible at painting. Thank you for sharing on Fluster’s Creative Muster Party!

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  5. Cute! I really want a bird feeder and bird bath for my front yard. :)

    toddlindsey.com

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