Laresa Watkins

A Christmas Tree for the Birds

Jan 3, 2015
mommyinbonlee

The saga with our Christmas tree continues.  We have redecorated it for New Years and hung on to it as long as I can stand it.  When I told Charlie yesterday that it was going outside, he started to protest, until I told him we were turning it into a home for the birds and squirrels.

I’m not sure what people who live in a city do with their trees, but here we have tons of options.  We can throw them in the woods, tie a weight of some sort on them and throw them into a pond to make a little home for the fish, or just set them on fire.  We even have a nearby tiger refuge that accepts the trees as donations.  Apparently, the tigers love to play with them.

After talking with my mom and mother-in-law, I learned that my latest idea wasn’t a new one, but I still think it’s pretty cute.   It satisfied Charlie’s need to keep our tree forever, and it will give us something to do for the rest of the winter.

To make our Christmas Tree for the Birds, we strung popcorn (leftover from our Christmas popcorn tin) into garland.  We hung it on the tree (which Jason stood up on the fence in front of our house), then smeared globs of peanut butter onto the branches.  The kids pressed more popcorn and bird food into the peanut butter.

A Christmas Tree for the Birds 2

 

A Christmas Tree for the Birds 1

 

We look forward to keeping our tree stocked with goodies for the animals that populate the woods, and to watching them from our front door!

What do you do with your Christmas tree?

2 Comments on “A Christmas Tree for the Birds

  1. Olivia G
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    I read about a month ago an idea similar to this and fell in love with it! I love how simple yours is and I am definitely going to do this once we finally take our tree down! At this rate, it’ll probably be up till Valentine’s Day 😛

    1. mommyinbonlee
      / Reply

      It is really cold here now, so I am glad we’re helping out the birdies!
      Thanks!

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