Being the mother of 2 girls we like pretty things, however being the mother of a boy and 2 dirty girls we like gardening, getting messy and well just enjoying the outside. You might remember last year Charlie buried an old washing up bowl in a flowerbed to create a mini pond. Whilst clearing out some leaves a few weeks back we actually discovered not one but 3 frogs! Not sure how they all fitted in there! But it certainly made Charlie happy!
I decided to make a couple of pretty decorations to hang off our bird feeders with the girls. I'm not sure what to call them? Wind Socks? Fabric Chimes? It was such a simple things to do. Using Daddy Moo's trusty bonsai wire I made a circle and collected up ribbon, twine, pipe cleaners and some beads. I love raiding the craft cupboard and this craft is great for using up those odds and ends left over from other projects.
We threaded the beads onto some wire and I twisted those onto the circle plus another bit of wire as a hanger. Although the wire is super soft I wouldn't advice letting the children do this. You can add as many threaded beads as you like. After this I covered the wire in floral tape mainly to stop any sharp bits of wire touching the children, but also it looks nicer and I have loads left over from making flower hair garlands.
We literally tied the ribbon etc … onto the wire circle. It is that easy! You can add as little or as much as you like! I'm quite tempted to add some bells on ribbon too! *jingle* They looks so pretty swaying gently in the breeze *sigh and then the rain hits*