Dance of the pie-pan birds

SSparkling pie-pan birds dance in the wind, scaring away deer and other thieves from a country garden.

PiePan Birds

Cut pie-pans into fanciful shapes like butterflies, or flowers, or use my flying bird pattern below. Cut out pattern, and trace around it onto the back of a pie-pan with a laundry marker. Use a sturdy pair of shears to cut inside the traced lines. Punch a hole along the top edge with a nail or awl. We used glittering tinsel string to tie them to a trellis, but you can use recycled string, wire, or raffia ... download my free Flying Swallow Pattern here.

PiePan Birds

Max supervises the Pie-Pan flock in their garden chores.

Pie Pan Bird chart

wicker update

wicker benchRevive a wicker bench with multi-colored acrylic paints (read more).

mini hothouse

Mini hothouseRepurpose a storage container to make a mini-hothouse for tender garden plants (read more).

produce storage

produce storage

Recycle produce boxes for garden and farmer's market day (read more).