My husband actually saw mom feeding the little baby birds. I was hoping to get a picture of that... but not yet. Mama is protective!
I'm amazed I actually got this one!... This fella had a hay-day out on the front lawn!
Okay, so now for the project. I had this old bird feeder and one of the plastic inserts broke in it.
Nothin that a little spray paint and creativity won't fix! I simply removed the plastic inserts (they slid right out of the top). Then I busted out a mixture of brown and black spray paint. I put a coat of brown on first and let it dry. Then I used black over the top of that... but before it had a chance to dry I used an old cloth and rubbed some of it off. Then I added a little extra distressing by lightly sanding off a few areas.
Once that was done, I took the old inserts and used them as a template to create the new ones. I decided to put chicken wire in where the plastic used to be. I simply used wire snippers and cut out the rectangles, then assembled them on the inside. I put a candle in it and voila!
This was so simple!... and FREE! Plus super fun and cute to use as an accent or centerpiece for an outdoor party. Have a fabulous week!