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Project by solardave posted 01-01-2013 04:17 AM 2069 views 20 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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kiefer

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#1 posted 01-01-2013 04:20 AM

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

-- Kiefer 松

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#2 posted 01-01-2013 04:21 AM

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. ... Surprise Az.

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#3 posted 01-01-2013 05:40 AM

Very cool,how wonderfully creative.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-01-2013 05:58 AM

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

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#5 posted 01-01-2013 06:24 AM

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

-- R.S.Bretz, Pa.

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#6 posted 01-01-2013 12:06 PM

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 01-01-2013 01:24 PM

Those are really cute.

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

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solardave

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#8 posted 01-01-2013 01:36 PM

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 01-01-2013 04:11 PM

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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Roger

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#10 posted 01-01-2013 08:07 PM

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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nonickswood

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#11 posted 01-01-2013 08:46 PM

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

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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#12 posted 01-01-2013 08:54 PM

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 01-01-2013 09:21 PM

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

CtL

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

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#14 posted 01-02-2013 03:12 AM

too cool

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#15 posted 01-02-2013 03:23 PM

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

—www.sawblade.com

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