Tuesday, January 12, 2010

DIY How to Make a Bird Chandelier - PLEASE TRY THIS, PROTECT BIRDS

DIY Bird Chandelier

This orange-and-cranberry feeder, compliments of CasaSugar will attract birds such as orioles, woodpeckers, finches, thrashers, mockingbirds, and tanagers to your yard.

What you need:

baking sheet
8 to 10 oranges, cut into 27 to 30 slices
thread and ribbon
glue gun
embroidery hoop
cinnamon (optional)

What to do:

1. The night before assembly, you need to dry your oranges. Slice oranges about 1/4 inch thick, and lay flat - either directly on the oven rack or on a baking sheet. Bake at 250 degrees F for three to four hours, largely unattended. You can flip the oranges halfway through to make sure they are drying evenly. If you want to keep your chandelier inside, brush cinnamon on the orange slices before baking. This will release a yummy cinnamon smell in your house the entire time the chandelier is up.
2. After the oranges have dried, take out a spool of ribbon, and cut nine pieces of ribbon three inches long. Then cut 18 pieces of ribbon at one inch lengths.

Please read the full article and make bird chandeliers for your friendly neighbors!! :)


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Photo Credit: CasaSugar

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer and educator. Ronnie regularly writes about sustainable living for online sites and magazines. Along with being the creator of www.econesting.com, Ronnie has contributed to numerous books about green home design, DIY, children, and humor. Ronnie lives the Hudson Valley of New York with her family.

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