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Ever met a Scoodoo?

12 Mar

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This is a pile of twigs! Before your very eyes it will turn into a Scoodoo. If you want to know more about the tree spirits that are Scoodoos go to http://www.scoodoos.com. Under the tutelage of Ciaran Burke and his wife Hanna from Kilmovee, Co. Mayo we made our very own Scoodoo to go in the garden.

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First you get some fresh branches or long twigs. Don’t use dried out stuff as it will be too brittle. The longer the branches the bigger your Scoodoo will be. So….take some branches and start putting them into a tall 2 litre pot.

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Keep on adding branches until the pot is full.

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Then take a roll of florist’s wire…attach it securely close to the base of one of the branches.

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As you go up and around the branches start pulling the whole thing together with the wire. That’s Ciaran on the left helping Andy with our Scoodoo.

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As you get towards the end it will taper off to form a “nose.” Secure the wire well and there you have it…

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your very own Scoodoo. Well actually this one is ours but you know what I mean!

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Each one is different. These 2 ladies made a skinnier one with a long nose. As we all chatted the lady in blue revealed that she was a follower of my blog. I was chuffed!

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Voila! The finished Scoodoo.

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This is our Scoodoo relaxing at home in the conservatory. A condition of having a Scoodoo is that it is given a name ending in oo. Meet Woowoo who in the next few days will be allocated a space in our garden where Woowoo’s spirit will protect all the trees. Do you fancy a Scoodoo in your garden? Easy to make. Go on…I dare you.

To secure it in the garden just bang a stake into the earth and then slip your Scoodoo over it. Finito!

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