Acorn Birds

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My yard is full of acorns. Thousands of them. It’s also full of downed branches. So we end up with mini acorn birds in oak birdhouses. Silly yes, but with a craft show next month, I think that they will be easy cheap sales. They would also make dandy Christmas tree ornaments. The largest are 2” tall with a 1/2” hole for the bird, the smaller ones are about an inch tall with a 3/8” bird hole.

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#1 posted 474 days ago

CuteWell done and i wish you well at the sale ,let us know how it went.

-- Kiefer 松

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#2 posted 474 days ago

We used to rake them up and burn them when I lived in Missouri.
these are cute and I bet you will sell a ton of ‘em at the craft fair.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it.

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#3 posted 474 days ago

Very cool,how wonderfully creative.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 474 days ago

Wow… so cute! Fantastic creativity! I love it!

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#5 posted 474 days ago

Awesome lookin little critters David…hope you sale them all.

-- R.S.Bretz, Pa.

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#6 posted 474 days ago

After looking at the acorns and the guitars I have ti say that you have definitely an artistic flair and nice to see that you think outside the box with your projects. Good luck on your sales. Nice work.

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#7 posted 474 days ago

Those are really cute.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#8 posted 474 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments. The idea was borrowed from my friend Randy Bretz. He makes bigger and much more realistic ones from butternuts. I went with what I have. There’s something magic about little faces, they just make people smile.

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#9 posted 474 days ago

That’s a neat idea! You might consider putting “angry” faces on the birds too, without violating another patented idea . . .

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#10 posted 473 days ago

Angry Birds, comes to life…. haha… Very kool little tweeties

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 473 days ago

How Creative!
I bet you sell a Peck Of them!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#12 posted 473 days ago

Way to recycle. At the show you can call it going green. Good luck and cool idea.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#13 posted 473 days ago

Nice way to use up the yard stock. Good luck with them at the sale.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#14 posted 473 days ago

too cool

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#15 posted 473 days ago

So cool and cute. Found a great use for garden scraps and really a fun idea.


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