I have been wanting to make one of these for a while now. Last fall when I picked up a garden magazine at Home Depot while Roger was looking for man things. I saw a picture of a nest building basket hanging on a fence. I had never seen one or even thought to of done something like this. It was really pretty and how fun it would be to find pieces of yarn or ribbon in a nest that came from your building supplies. Yesterday the kids had a dentist appointment in our little town and across the street is a Hinds Hospice thrift store. After their appointment we walked over and was looking at all the fun things when I came across this white basket with a flat back for $.50. It was perfect for a nest building basket and what a great price. I bought it of course and when I got home I started looking around for things to fill it with. I put some spanish moss, red yarn, twigs from the yard, and some straw basket filler.
I put it out today and hung it on one of our evergreen trees that is always full of birds. Spring comes early around our parts and I have already noticed lots more birds sing around here. I can't wait till they start to use it to build their homes!
I am Happy,