Well, today's Tool Time is definitely a combo...an thrifty idea of using a suet bird feeder for a quilting gift bag. Wow...that's a mouthful! LOL
Isn't this the cutest little gift?
When I saw this suet bird feeder, the first thing I thought of was...a charm pack holder. A charm pack is a package of quilting fabric pre-cut to 5 inches square.
We'll be using this suet bird feeder cage as a sewing "gift bag".
You can use this for so many other ideas, but I'll be showing a quilty gift bag version today.
Perfect size for a charm pack...
Perfect price for my wallet. You can find these cages in any store.
A suet feeder is a little cage box with latches to secure the door. You can add a brick of suet to feed the birds or with my version...gifts to give to your friends!!
Open the cage.
and look what fits in there like a glove!!!
Cutest little thing ever!
Add other goodies like vintage buttons, thread and a tape measure.
Latch the cover.
It even has a handle like a little purse...ohhh, a purse. Now my mind is going in another direction.
Add a cute bow and your gift package is good to go.
Now there is a two for one in this gift. It's also a bird feeder or a "nester" for the birdies. It will hold nesting material.
Save your dryer link and sewing scraps and add it to the suet cage.
Little bits of fabric and dryer lint are perfect for birds to build their nests.
I did another post on this a long time ago, but we made the cage. Click HERE for that post.
This tree is a haven for birds at our house. The birds will pick out the goodies inside the cage and build a warm and cozy nest for their family!!
This is a picture of a bird's nest in our yard made with dryer lint they picked to keep the family warm.
Have fun filling your bird cage, no matter how you use it...for friends or bird friends!