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Invite Birds To Your Yard

HOW TO MAKE A BIRDSEED WREATH

Invite the birds to your yard and bring song, color and life to your home. Bird watching is one of America's fastest-growing hobbies, and backyard bird feeding is a convenient way to enjoy these fine-feathered friends. Their colorful and entertaining presence is fascinating to observe, especially through the long, dreary days of winter. It's always a delight to see the variety of birds that drop by for a nibble or a rest. Providing food for birds can make birds' lives easier too. Winter is a difficult time for birds and finding food can be especially challenging during periods of extreme cold. Here is a simple activity to make your own birdseed wreath to feed your backyard friends.

MATERIALS

  • Grapevine Wreath
  • Crisco
  • Birdseed
  • String or Twine
  • Berries

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Tie string or twine to the wreath making about a 4-inch loop.
  2. Spread Crisco on the wreath form.
  3. Sprinkle birdseed on the wreath as desired.
  4. Decorate with berries from your yard.
  5. Hang near a window so you can enjoy watching the birds!
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