My New Year’s cards have been sent and my Christmas decorations have been packed away. All that’s left of the festive season is a bag of fresh cranberries, which never got made into cranberry sauce.
This is a great DIY for any surplus berries you may have. It’ll brighten up your garden – I’ve hung mine just outside my kitchen window – and the birds will love you.
DIY: cranberry bird feeder
- Put on an apron. Some of my cranberries had gone a bit mushy, so you’ll need something to wipe your hands on.
- Using floristry wire (on the reel) thread on your cranberries. My one bag – after discards – made about a 1m length of cranberry chain. If I’d done this before Christmas it would have made a great bit of natural tinsel for the Christmas tree. You could use popcorn as well.
- When you’ve finished you’ll need to wrap the cranberries into a ball. Start from the end you’ve been threading them onto. It’s the same action you’d use if you were winding up a ball of wool. When you’re done, continue over-wrapping with the wire still attached to your reel to hold everything in place.
- Leave sufficient wire to let your cranberry ball hang down and then attach it to a handy branch outside.
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