I’m ready for spring. Tired of being cooped up in a house. I want to take Liam on walks outside. I want flowers and leaves. Our backyard has many large trees and they are all so bare right now. I can’t wait to see color. So after perusing through this month’s issue of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine, I decided to add some color to our backyard. On a side note, do you guys get the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine? Snag one up next time you are in Lowe’s. It contains so many great ideas, including making a winter bird feeder (see here). I twisted the directions a little and made my own. Here were my supplies:
I started by twisting the apples onto the screw.
I then twisted the screw into the wood plinth block using some pliers. The plinth is a soft wood so it was fairly easy to screw into.
I then took the twine and tied a knot around the screw. I then tied a knot on the others side of the screw and went back and forth a couple of times so the twine covered the top part of the screw. This will add extra support when I go to hang the apples.
And here is the finished product. It was now time to find a spot to hang it.
Our backyard consists of very very tall trees whose branches start about 10 feet up. Since I didn’t want to get a ladder to hang this, I chose a tree lining on our property on the left whose branches were reachable.
Once hung, I literally just stared out our window in the kitchen watching and hoping it would attract some birds. I did find a squirrel enjoying it and ran to get my camera only to come back to him running away.
Since I had my camera in hand, I did some bird hunting and found this gorgeous cardinal.
Overall this bird feeder took me less than 5 minutes to make and I love seeing a pop of red when I look out or window.