Repurposed Photo Frame Bird Nest Helper

Repurposed Photo Frame Bird Nest Helper

Did you know 2018 was designated the Year of the Bird by The National Geographic Society and several other prominent organizations?

Now you do!  SO what can you do to help our feathered friends? you may ask.  I’ll show you!

I made a repurposed photo frame bird nest helper because I want to help the birds and encourage them to build their nests in MY trees!

Here’s how I did it:

It  all started with an old metal cookie cooling rack that I’ve had for several years and had no idea what I’d ever do with it.  Glad I finally found a use for it!

Then I picked up a photo frame at a thrift store.

I also got a skein of yarn for $1 and I pulled out one of my old yardsticks, so I had everything I needed to make a repurposed photo frame bird nest helper.

The first thing I did was cut off the cute Town and Country part of the yardstick to fit the bottom of the frame.  I used E6000 to glue it on.

Then I attached the cooling rack  with more glue and weighted it down with my ticking fabric covered books until it was dry.

After adding another ruler to the top of the frame, it was time to fill it up with the yarn which I cut into small strands and hay from our horses.

 Ready to hang on my fence!

Make this DIY Nesting Material Bird Nest Helper from a repurposed photo frame, a few vintage rulers, yarn scraps and straw with the easy instructions from Knick of Time #KnickofTime #birds #upcycled #craft #birdyourworld |www.knickoftime.net

Make this DIY Nesting Material Bird Nest Helper from a repurposed photo frame, a few vintage rulers, yarn scraps and straw with the easy instructions from Knick of Time #KnickofTime #birds #upcycled #craft #birdyourworld |www.knickoftime.net

Make this DIY Nesting Material Bird Nest Helper from a repurposed photo frame, a few vintage rulers, yarn scraps and straw with the easy instructions from Knick of Time #KnickofTime #birds #upcycled #craft #birdyourworld |www.knickoftime.net

So what do you think of it?  Do you think the birds will love it as much as I do?

I get house finches, downy woodpeckers, cardinals, and droves of American goldfinches at my feeders. I even spotted a rose breasted grosbeak passing through.

Here’s just a glimpse of the birds I captured in photos yesterday.  It’s a regular bird party every day!

Turn an old swing set into a bird feeding station! Your bird friends will love it! #KnickofTime #birdyourworld #birdfeeders | www.knickoftime.net

Since 2018 is the Year of the Bird,I signed up for monthly ways to to make a difference for birds.

#birdyourworld

Vaya con Dios,

 

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Comments

  1. That’s a great idea, Angie! I hope your feahtered visitors will use this lovely nesting helper often.

  2. I’d encourage people to only use natural fiber yarns rather than acrylic or any polyester yarns. natural fibers will break down and and also be less likely to cause harm if ingested.

  3. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Thank you, i think that is a very good idea. I’m always throwing pieces outside for them to use, having a place to put all those pieces will sure make it easier. I love my birds.

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