Friday, January 27, 2012

A Snack for the Birds

I didn't intend to be a once-a-week blogger. I started out with high hopes of multiple-posts-per-week blogging, but I haven't seemed to figure out the time management part yet. Bear with me as I work on this!

Here's a project I worked on with my mom recently. It's so simple and has very pretty results. My mom said that my Grammy (her mom) would do this project with all of the kids when they were young.

We simply used a needle and thread to string the cranberries and popcorn together. We alternated but you can use any pattern you want.

Here are the supplies needed:

The popcorn is regular non-salted, non-buttered popping corn. We popped it in a Whirley-Pop on the stove.

The strands really brightened up the bushes and trees during the gray days of January.

The birds seemed to enjoy the popcorn the most. It went first. There are still some cranberries hanging around on the branches.

I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but hopefully you are getting a few days of sun here and there!


magie said...

What a lovely treat for the birds. It does look very pretty strung along on the tree's like that.
We have had a mix of sun and rain here the last week. It looks like it is suppose to get a bit cooler though on the it will be out with the winter hats!
Have a good weekend!!

Allyson said...

That looks so pretty! Very wintery. I know exactly how you feel about time management and not posting too! I'm working on it though.


Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

I think the garland is absolutely lovely. So sweet and so old fashioned. I bet you have the happiest birds in the neighborhood!
So Betsy is your mom, wow! I just love her, she is such a sweetie.
I'm your newest follower. So nice to meet you.

Betsy said...


You really have an eye for taking photos. These turned out so pretty.

Scarlett said...

This is such a lovely idea! Thanks for finding my blog and leading me to yours! Always great to meet a fellow Elvis fan blogger :o) Scarlett x

Heidi said...

What a wonderful idea. I am sure the birds are happy. Have a nice Sunday...Heidi

Claudia said...

A perfect idea for the gray winter landscape. I bet the birds are grateful, indeed!


Red Rose Alley said...

I love these pictures. The red cranberries pop with color in these photos. What a great idea for the birds. Tell me if you get any hummingbirds. They are my most beloved bird. Have a good week.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley