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MAKING BIRD FEEDERS
YES I DID. This is the thing, I am not the most creative person and yet I volunteered to make bird feeders to sell today at an event called "Franklin in Bloom." Because I am a member of the Franklin Garden Club, who initiated a month long event that celebrates the beautiful gardens and flowers in downtown Franklin, I felt obligated to do my part for "Venders: Day."
We are going to sell handmade bird feeders.
If I explained all of the painful details on how I accomplished this project, this would be a very long post.
So, in short, I found dishes etc in Goodwill, sticks to hold bird feeders at Lowe's. at least four different kinds of glue, pebbles from my driveway and little green stones I had as a decoration in my guest bathroom. Not to mention several trips to the dollar store for various reasons that turned out to be fruitless except for some wedding favor bags for birdseed.
After many stressful hours of toil and hard work this is what I made.
Nine bird feeders in all.
Easy part was gluing the dishes. The hard part was finding a way to stand them up.
On the big ones I used a bud vase. The stick, painted green, fit perfectly and tight in the bud vase. YAY!
The small ones were harder. I used a salt shaker without the lid, filled it with tiny pebbles from my driveway (I ran our of green stones) and poured E6000 glue in it to hold everything together. it worked.
I used some tiny green stones in a small vase and poured it full of glue. I put it upside down and put the stick in first then the stones. Genius right? HA!
Did I say it took hours, more like a week, waiting for each stage of the glue to harden.
The big question is...will anyone buy them?
Maybe if we give them a little bag of bird seed for free. Big smile here!
I'll let you know.
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Blessings and love,