My chicken wire had a hexagonal shape. I couldn't figure out how to cut it without having sharp edges, so I embellished it. I hot glued burlap over the areas I'd have to stick my hand in to fill it.
Of course I had further embellish it. What can I say? I like pretty colors.
I used purple and turquoise copper wire to add some flair. It's expensive stuff, but I already had it on hand. If you're not going to use the stuff you have, what excuse do you use to buy more??
I even spray painted the perch stick to match my color scheme. (Thank you Krylon!!)
For the handle I braided some wire and then attached it to the back. Then I stuffed that bad boy from my hoard of materials and hung it in our Japanese Maple tree near our suet feeder.
There's a bunch more stuff that I can stick in here when it starts to mat together, or the birds take it.
I wanted to use pretty stuff, but I did add some dog hair in for substance. I know birds love to use dog hair.
Isn't that blue stick pretty??
It's even prettier from the back. I hope the birds like it. I'm thinking that I might make a couple more to give as gifts to some of the bird lovers I know. Would you appreciate a gift like this or would you feel jipped?
Yeah! We got featured at Under The Table And Dreaming and Luxe Boulevard! Awesomesauce!!