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The birds have returned to my neighborhood in full force. Even though they drive my dog (and my roommate) crazy, they’re a cheerful reminder that spring is finally almost here. To keep them around, I’m trying out this easy project by Susan Gibbs: fill an empty bird feeder with leftover pieces of yarn and your feathered friends will use the colorful scraps to build their nests.

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12 Responses

  1. Grantley@HGTV says:

    Stop it! This is so fun!

  2. RSS says:

    Great idea.

  3. Marcy says:

    Love this. I'm doing it.

  4. klustershop says:

    This is too cute, sending to my bird-loving mom!

  5. Mary Conley says:

    Such a clever idea; I love this.

  6. Jayhawker says:

    You can also use the fuzz that comes out of your dryer vent.

  7. D Mullis says:

    I did this with scraps of yarn from projects I'm knitting. Huge wind and rain storm–pieces of yarn all over my yard!!! LOL

  8. Cheryl L says:

    I also have a lot of cat hair from my Maine Coon that I've been saving. I'll have to get something similar to put it in. Thanks for the idea!

  9. Shari Storey says:

    My grandson is going to love doing this! I can't wait to start.

  10. Cathy Spiller says:

    You can also put dryer lint in with the yarn pieces. The birds will use both for their nests.

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Jessica YonkerJessica Yonker is a writer for HGTV.com and a professional glitter handler in training. She loves decorating her friends' homes without their permission and practicing for her inevitable appearance on...

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