You've heard of Snowflakes... well, get ready for what we have termed "Flowerflakes"! This past winter I did a blog on creating traditional snowflakes. The post can be found HERE.
Besides adding beauty to the house, it served a purpose. Our bird feeders are right outside this window. Our feathered friends can mistake the glass window for "sky" and fly into the window. We discovered that when we put up the snowflakes, we had far fewer mishaps! We decided that we'd need to do something similar in the spring when the snowflakes came down.
Since we liked the airy look of the snowflakes, we decided to make traditional snowflakes using colored computer paper, add a few leaves, and wah lah... our indoor flower garden was created! It works much the same as the snowflakes, giving our birds a visual barrier. Plus, it looks lovely :)
Directions for cutting out snowflakes can be found HERE, plus, if you Google cutting out snowflakes, you'll find tons of patterns. We like to just start cutting, but sometimes it's nice to gather ideas, too :)
The PDF for the leaf can be found HERE. Begin by making a template out of a heavy paper like cardstock. When it is cut out, fold a piece of green paper in half and place the leaf template on the fold. Using a pencil, press lightly, and trace the leaf on the paper. NOTE: I used marker to trace my leaf for purposes of the tutorial. If you use a light pencil, you won't see any leftover marks.
With the paper folded, cut out the leaf, cutting away the "X"ed sections.
Using fishing line or invisible thread, randomly hang leaves and flowers in your window.
A lovely Spring decoration, and a safety feature for your backyard birds :)
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