Don’t forget the birds!

This is a project I remember from when I was a child. Every winter my mum would buy a big bag of peanuts, and we would sit down and string them together in long garlands, to decorate the trees and feed the hungry birds. This week, the birds must be especially hungry (it’s freezing cold here in Amsterdam), so I put the kids to work. And they loved the exercise! We used plain red baker’s twine (like this), and a big ballpoint needle. Kids happy, birds happy, mama happy — a good hour spent!

xxx Esther

9 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Jen | January 24, 2013 | Reply

What a great after school activity, I’m off to buy the peanuts now! Thanks x

2. Marta | January 24, 2013 | Reply

I had never seen this nice project. Remember to take a picture of the birds eating it!

3. Esther in Amsterdam | January 24, 2013

Ha! That’s quite a challenge! I’ll try my best. :)

4. gabrielle | January 24, 2013 | Reply

so charming.

5. ursula (room to bloom) | January 24, 2013 | Reply

Yes! I used to love doing this when I was little too! maybe a Dutch thing?

6. Courtney in London | January 24, 2013 | Reply

Such a cute idea! I will try this… but I’m pretty sure the cheeky squirrels will get to them first. xx

7. Holamama | January 24, 2013 | Reply

Thank you very much for your link to our red baker´s twine Esther !! Here in Germany it´s also freezing cold and your peanut garland looks like a wonderful idea to get crafty next weekend !!

8. Sucre i Paper | January 24, 2013 | Reply

Cute idea !

9. Kyra Floden | January 30, 2013 | Reply

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