For the Birds
New neighbors are moving in up the street into that cute, one-bedroom nest up in the old elm tree. They're shy but seem nice, and you can't wait to meet the kids, so why not stop by with a small housewarming gift?
These welcoming, felted wool birdhouses are created by skilled, fair trade artisans in Kathmandu, Nepal. Crafted from hand-felted wool and hand-died woolen yarns, they make a heartwarming gift for a friend, and can literally be house-warming for your nesting neighbors. Hang them indoors from the bamboo twig on top and you have a homey accent piece, or hang them outside where birds can either make a home inside it or use the wool fibers to line their own nests. The 1.25" opening can accommodate chickadees, titmice, and bluebirds, or can be enlarged for larger species.
The birdhouses are designed for year-round outdoor use, and should maintain their structure for at least one year. Colors may begin to fade if left in direct sunlight for more than two months. Felted wool is naturally water repellent, and if it becomes soaked by rain, it will dry if left in open air and partial sun.