Downspout Strainer? Not In My Mind.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2009 | Comments: 0
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.
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 flame.