I end up with a lot of small scraps of yarn from my various knitting projects. I hate to waste them, and I read somewhere that birds like that sort of thing for making nests – an opportunity to re-use!
I wondered how to make the yarn available to the birds and came up with the idea of stuffing it into hole-y containers that could hang from a tree. I found a few such hole-y containers at Pier One.
I used a spare chopstick to poke the yarn scraps into the balls.
Voila! Yarny balls!
Here they are hanging in the red maple out front. As you can see, some yarn scraps hitched a ride and got caught on the tree bark. I’ll pick them off eventually but I’m not bothered by them. You can also see that I have a larger, suet cage type thing as well. It’s less pretty but it holds a lot of yarn and it a little easier for the birds to get at.