Random Tip: Floss for Birds

I save my floss scraps and ends in this jar, which was one of the centerpieces at my wedding.

With the amount of embroidering that I do, I end up with a lot of embroidery floss bits and ends. Instead of dumping them in the trash can, I save them in this cute Mason jar (which was one of our wedding center pieces that held a bunch of wild flowers).

In the Spring, I spread the floss piece in the trees and bushes like tinsel on an Xmas tree. Industrious birds will pluck the floss from the branches and use them to build their nests. It’s certainly better than seeing some of the icky things I’ve seen birds use to build their nests! The weirdest was a bunch of latex gloves twined amidst branches and grass.


Have you done this same thing? Or are you doing it now? I’d love to see pictures! Please leave a link in the comments. I will post any nests I find that have my floss in them!

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  1. Mom

    March 28, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Plus it looks pretty!

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