Thursday, April 24, 2014

Faux Strawberries

The strawberries are beginning to ripen, but we're not the only one noticing!  The bird have been noticing too and having themselves a tasty little snack!  Well this wouldn't do so we needed a solution, some faux strawberries to trick those birdies.

This poor strawberry was just turning red when the birds started nibbling on it.  The worst part is, they didn't even finish their dinner!

I had seen this idea on pinterest and decided to give it a try.  First we chose some small rocks from the garden and spray painted them a glossy red.

Ben is my expert spray painter!

Then I took a sharpie and put little black dots all over them to represent the seeds.

I was contented with them like this, but sweet Ben decided to up the level of perfection and using his model paints he painted the little green leaves on top.

It looked like we had a basket full of ripe berries when we were done!

We scattered them around the bases of our plants.  They added the best pop of color!

And they kept tricking us into thinking we had a batch of ripe berries!

But they've done the trick; no more birds eating our strawberries before we get to them!  And they look so sweet next to the real thing.

These new strawberries have saved our ripening fruits and we've been able to enjoy them without having to share them with the birds!  I highly recommend this simple craft, even if you don't have a garden, they could look cute in your house too!

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