Linking up with Lou for her nature in the home series. I am really late for this weeks theme of garlands but I think I might just have made it.
My garland couldn't be simpler, a string of popcorn. Golden kernels popped in oil and strung on strong thread. I used a large sharp needle but I intend to make more garlands with the little ones and will use blunt tapestry needles so they can have a go too.
I imagine it will be a lovely way to spend an afternoon, happily threading and chatting with a ready made snack within easy reach. Providing we can avoid any puncture wounds.
The garland I made has been draped on our tree and is looking pretty against the red and green. They make a lovely decoration for the mantel too.
As you probably know by now, I love birds. I grew up watching my granny ensure that there was always food left out for them in winter. Continuing this tradition, we will make more popcorn garlands for our feathered friends to hang from the branches of the birch trees in the garden. A treat for hungry birds in the cold.
Seed cakes are another seasonal make and are a great way to help the birds through the cold frosty days.
Do you feed the birds?