There’s still plenty of time to recycle creatively this season. Just because sunflowers are no longer in full bloom doesn’t mean they can’t be useful and decorative. A recent trip to a farmer’s market lead to the discovery of this idea that was just begging to be shared!
The bird feeders below are great examples of crafting for the garden, and provide a change from the usual fall decor of scarecrows and pumpkins. If you’re all Halloween’d out and want to switch gears for Thanksgiving, these are just right. Or, why not keep them up year round.
We’ve already covered recycled bird feeders made from salvaged wood, recycled plastic, and even an old computer. Now take a look at the expressive faces made by using simple items found around your yard, grocery store or local farmer’s market.
Use these imaginative examples to make your own. Use a dried sunflower head as the base and grab a peanut or clove of garlic for the nose, walnut halves for eyes, acorn caps for ears, and corn husks or more dried flowers for hair, or switch around each item. It’s up to you!
Photos taken at farmer’s market stand for Pumpkin Ridge Gardens, an Oregon farm providing fresh produce baskets by subscription. See more cute creations as well as festive fall wreaths on their website.