At this time of year there’s precious little around for birds to eat. I had some fresh cranberries left over from Christmas recipes and decided to give the birds a treat.
You will need
Fresh cranberries – frozen will be too mushy
Cotton thread (not polyester)
It really couldn’t be simpler!
- Thread your first cranberry and then tie on. This stops subsequent cranberries from falling off the string
- Thread a handful of berries on to a length of about 15cm to make a little wreath or string them onto longer pieces of thread to make necklaces or garlands to drape amongst the branches. Tiaras are another option 😂
- I recommend threading them through the middle as opposed to threading them end to end. Or as Dorothy describes it – ‘through their belly’. Only mild serial killer vibes – nothing to worry about
- When you have the length you want, thread the needle back through the first cranberry and tie in a tight knot
- Snip the thread
This was a fun activity to do with Dorothy this afternoon and now the bird beads look so festive strung up in the trees of the fairy garden. I really hope our feathered friends like them.
Love Rachel ❤️