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Downspout Strainer? Not In My Mind.



A downspout stainer is transformed into a birdcage centerpiece for a child's party.  Wire strainers are available at Home Depot for $2-$3.00. I inserted a branch into the center, attached a craft bird, hot-glued moss to a cardboard base and glued the strainer to the base.

A downspout strainer (used to stop leaves from clogging a gutter) is transformed into a birdcage centerpiece for a child's party. Wire strainers are available at Home Depot for $2-$3.00. I inserted a branch into the center, attached a craft bird, hot-glued moss to a cardboard base and glued the strainer to the base.

I love creating centerpieces that trick and draw the eye in. Children love surprises like this.

I love creating centerpieces that trick and draw the eye in. Children love surprises like this.

My husband has to make another trip to Home Depot - but my kids are delighted.

My husband has to make another trip to Home Depot – but my kids are delighted.

Here, I have used a strainer as a cage for a candle - the aluminum catches the light and spreads the glow of the candle.

Here, I have used a strainer as a cage for a candle – the aluminum catches the light and spreads the glow of the flame.