Repurposed CDs = Get Rid of Critters & Beautiful Wind Spinner

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10 Minutes
Last year I was so disappointed - we had limited blooms on our apple tree because of a late winter storm. My tree produced a small amount of apples and of course every critter in the world was going to have them except me. The worst were the squirrels because they would climb it, eat a few bites, and then throw the rest on the ground for the rabbits to eat. I also had voles in my garden which ate my strawberries & tomatoes. I had to figure something out and this is what I'm trying this year. I put them up early this spring & so far - no critters plus they look pretty spinning in the sun outside.

You will need: Used CD's Fish line Bells Large plant s hooks for trees Yard stakes for your garden
For my garden: I have 3 garden beds and I added 1 stake to each end of the middle bead (where my strawberries are and tomatoes go). I tied a loop of fishline to the cd and hung it on the stake. I made a second loop of line and added a bell.
For my apple tree: I tied 3 used cds together with fish line. I added a loop at the top and hooked it on a plant hanging s hook. On the bottom I added a bell.
The breeze (and it doesn't have to have much of one) makes the cd's spin and when the light hits them it makes a mirror effect. They look pretty spinning around. The bell also rings in the wind and should when something puts weight on a branch causing it to shake.
We are a month in with the garden in and my apple tree had great blooms this year and is full of leaves. There are 3 squirrels in my yard but so far so good - I haven't seen them in my apple tree yet. I don't have any voles in my garden as well. Fingers crossed that this really keeps them away - and they are fun to watch and listen to at the same time.
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Suggested materials:
  • Large plant hanging S hooks   (Walmart or Dollar Tree)
  • Fishline   (Walmart)
  • Bells   (Hobby Lobby)
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  • Suzanne Suzanne on Aug 05, 2017

    How do you attach the CD's to the fishing line so they will spin?

  • Patricia Patricia on May 01, 2019

    We have lots of fruit trees and the deer eat the fruit that they can reach. Do you think a CD spinner in each tree is enough to scare them away? Should I do more for so I have a great season??

  • We have tried all kinds of products but have not had much luck with getting rid of moles. Do you know a sure way to get rid of these botherful moles?


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