So I'm inspired by all the tutorials that I see on Pinterest and have tried a few out. From now on I think I might just document my own projects on the blog. We're not using it for much else anyway.
Project 1 - Bird Feeder
I wanted a bird feeder for the yard but wasn't too thrilled with the ones at the store, they were either too expensive or not cute so I, of course, turned to Pinterest. I found a few that were sold on Etsy but I'd rather make my own so I copied the general idea.
I went to the local farmer supply store and picked up a chicken feeder for about $3. It's made to screw into a mason jar (which I just happened to have!) and sit on the ground. In order to elevate it, I grabbed some hemp cord I had laying around and just started tying knots. Here's what I ended up with:
I should really go back and clean up the ends but I was too excited to get it up so the birds could snack!
After about a week I started seeing all sorts of birds including this beautiful cardinal and his mate.