Dragonflies are symbols of transformation. When they finally emerge after a long, underwater season of development, they’re shimmering, graceful, and agile flyers. This long season of quarantine and concern has us reflecting on that symbolism more than ever. Whether you use this hand-felted birdhouse on a covered porch or as indoor decor, we hope it reminds you that change always brings opportunities to grow. See online for notes about birdhouse cleaning and care.
The birdhouse will last forever if used as indoor decoration, or when hung in a protected outdoor area such a porch (which is where wrens prefer to nest). If placed in direct sun, colors will begin to fade within a month as with any dyed fabric, but the opening and body will keep its shape for years even in the harshest weather.
The sheep’s-wool body is naturally water repellent. Moisture from dew, rain or snow quickly dries in the open air. Wool is also naturally dirt and mold resistant. Generally, a good brushing is all that's needed to spruce it up. To remove stains, work the spot with mild soapy water, then rinse and air dry. A clean-out door at the bottom lets you remove old nesting materials. Do not place in washing machine or dryer.