Remember this from Part 1?
Once safely home with my pilfered goodies, I cut the leaves into short lengths, and glued them onto the existing thatching:
During this stage, I had serious doubts about my plan (and my sanity – why didn’t I just buy a new one?) as it looked like this:
But I persevered, and once I trimmed the bottom edge, it started to look more like the real thing:
I wound raffia around the pointy bit to hide the rough edges:
I varnished the top layer of leaves to match the body of the windchime, and finally, to give it that authentic “Mauritian thatched roof” look, I secured it with nylon bird mesh.
Besides, every garden needs a little kitsch!