The season of winter is walking out the door. While the snow was magical (for a while anyway) we are ready to send it packing. Spring is coming and it’s time to welcome it. Here are a few frugal but fun ways our family will be doing that.
All About The Birds
We are going to invite birds to our small little balcony. We are going to make pine cone bird feeders to lure them in. You just smear a pine cone with peanut butter and roll it in bird seed. Use a ribbon to tie it to a porch or balcony hook or to a tree in the yard. Watch the birds flock in for a free meal.
We will also be making a few milk carton bird houses. Just carve a hole in the side of the carton midway up. We’ll poke a stick into the carton just under the hole so the birds will have a perch. Then we’ll hang it next to our pine cone feeder. We’ll have an active little bird bed and breakfast to watch.
Wind chimes can be bought inexpensively at most craft stores, but they can also be made from a variety of materials. I have seen them made from sea shells, old silverware, and even old key chains. I’m going to string them up on my very busy porch and enjoy the calming sound while sitting out there sipping a root beer and reading a book. They tinkle in the wind as if to proclaim that spring is here without disturbing the neighbors too much.
Visit a Garden
It might be a neighbor’s garden, a botanical garden, or blooms I have bought for my balcony. It could even be a public garden outside of a library. I am going to see flowers again. Bright, beautiful, colorful flowers. I look forward to the smells, butterflies, and the buzzing bumble bees.
What fun, yet frugal, activities are you looking forward to this spring?
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