Friday, May 11, 2012

Pin It and Do It #1: Nesting material cage for birds

I am participating in the May 2012 Pin It and Do It -challenge. I have only recently started to use Pinterest but I'm already so addicted I could browse those pictures for hours and hours every day! This challenge forces us to actually make something instead of just pinning like crazy and then forgetting all the good ideas.

I visited our summer cottage in the beginning of May and birds here in Finland are just beginning to build their nests and choose the best ones of all the bird houses we have hanged. I thought it would be a good timing to offer them some nesting material.

My inspiration was this post that explains the use of suet cage nester. Only I didn't have a suet cage, so I decided to make one myself from twigs. Sooo... first I used cord that wasn't soft enough and all the knots I made opened later. Then I used jute rope to make this really environmentally friendly. Here's the finished cage.

The birds didn't show any interest towards this during those two days we were there, but I'll go back in a couple of weeks and I hope some of those yarn scraps will be gone by then!


  1. Thanks for joining the challenge Hanna!! I hope that you find a lot of joy in blogging. ;)

    And I definitely hope that some little birds use the yard for their nesting! What a great idea.

  2. How cool! A very creative idea, and I hope the local birds catch on to such a good thing.