Edible birdhouses do exist and are growing ever popular. These types of birdhouses are great family do-it-yourself projects. There is no need to pull out any tools if you do not want to. Edible birdhouses are constructed mostly of edible food items commonly found in any household. Additionally, edible birdhouses allow for more birds to feed at the same time. The entire birdhouse offers food to any curious bird that happens to drop in for a taste. Some edible birdhouses are more like works of art when they are finally completed and add great character to any landscape.
If you are looking for a great family time project, try building an edible birdhouse. This great do-it-yourself project is quick, easy, and fun. Common food items like sunflower seeds, various nuts, peanut butter, flour, graham crackers, and raisins are all that’s needed. Then, you will need a paper plate, twine or string, Elmer’s glue or your favorite brand, and a small milk carton. Cut three holes into the paper plate forming a wide triangle around the edge. This will be used to string the twine and hang the birdhouse when it is completed. Take the milk carton and glue it to the bottom of the paper plate. Mix the peanut butter and flour in a bowl and cover the graham crackers with this super sticky mortar and stick it to the sides and top of the milk carton. Now decorate the exposed sticky side of the graham crackers with birdseeds, nuts, and raisins. Viola! Your edible birdhouse is now ready to be hung.
Anyone who has ever witnessed the traditional birdhouse in action knows that space can become limited as more and more birds fight for room as they concentrate around the main feeding dish. The fact that all parts of an edible birdhouse are fair game puts this issue to rest. As a result, all birds frequenting this edible birdhouse are not obligated to wrestle for feeding room. If it is congested in one area of an edible birdhouse, any of your feathered friends can just shift their location and resume their delicious meal.
An edible birdhouse can be exotic or as simple as you want it to be. It can be custom made to your exact specifications. Generally, custom ordered birdhouses are made of natural wood and covered with bird seeds and nuts. Another idea for edible birdhouses that can be considered is doing your own conversion. By this I mean that your own homemade edible mortar of peanut butter and flour can be applied to a plain birdhouse’s exterior and then the birdhouse can be decorated with sunflower seeds, various nuts of your choice, and raisins.
Edible birdhouses are great educational fun. Because of the design concept of this particular style of birdfeed, edible birdhouses offer your feathered friends more of a feeding opportunity and reduce the central feeding bowl clutter normally associated wit ha traditional birdhouse or bird feed. Whether you choose to do the construction of your edible birdhouse yourself and count it as quality time for the family or buy a custom made edible birdhouse, you will find this interesting design for feeding birds very intriguing.
Solar Wind Chimes
Wind chimes help to create an atmosphere of calm and tranquility. When sitting on your deck or patio, you can relax listening to the soothing sounds created by the solar wind chime. They’re designed to play different tones so you can have a variety of sounds to enjoy from just one style.
They use the energy produced by the sun to function so you’ll always be able to enjoy the beautiful music it makes, even if the wind is not blowing. There are many styles and sizes to choose from so you are sure to find the perfect match for your home.
Solar wind chimes can be placed anywhere you desire to add a personal touch as long as the sunlight will reach them during the day. You can even place them inside your home in front of a window or anywhere the sun reaches. They’re beautiful to look at and they emit a series of colorful glowing lights that illuminates the dark enhancing the decor in any home.
Dress Up Your Lawn with a Garden Lighthouse
A beautiful and unique way to dress up your lawn and garden is with a stunning lighthouse. These are available in a variety of different sizes and colors so you have many options to choose from when looking for something to go with the scenery in your backyard.
Some designs have stationary lights that allow you to point them onto the spot you want lit up and others have lights that rotate creating a more dramatic effect. Garden lighthouses are durable and the materials used in their design will not rust or mold so, they’ll look beautiful for many years to come.
The lighthouse theme is very popular, especially for areas near lakes and ponds but they can be used anywhere. Lighthouses designed with ocean colors and paired with other items such as a makeshift mini beach or sailboats can make any area pop with beauty. When placed in the garden it will help to create a peaceful and relaxing environment.