4/1/10

Make your own birds nest~

I was wanting a really large bird nest to use as a bowl to hold some pearl and wire birdnest necklaces that I'm making..... so I decided to make a nest/bowl myself. I used a $1 wreath that I picked up a few months ago and clipped off the wire pieces that held it together. Next, I pulled the inside of the wreath to the bottom to make it into a nest shape. You can see in this photo below the depth of the nest already taking shape. For the bottom of the nest I cut a circle out of foam core and covered that with some vintage sheet music. I used hot glue to attach it to the bottom of the nest. I glued green & brown moss in between some of the sticks to fill in some of the larger open areas. I covered the edge of the foam core at the bottom of the nest completely with more moss so you cannot see a sharp edge at the bottom. I finished it up with some pink berries and a few small flowers. Easy peasy~ Now, I'm in the market for an even bigger wreath to make an even bigger nest!
I have linked up to the following blogs:
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge
It's a Hodgepodge Friday @ It's a Hodgepodge Life
Spring Has Sprung @ Fun To Craft
Show & Tell @ My Romantic Home
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
Show & Share day @ Just a Girl
Ideas under $100 @ Beyond the Picket Fence
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Nest linky party @ Someday Crafts

20 comments:

TinyBear said...

it´s beautiful - what a great ides. Thanks for sharing.

RobinBirdsNest said...

Thanks for sharing this. What a great idea!!

Valeriote Design said...

Lovely!

Malisa said...

Clever...clever!

Elyse said...

that is wonderful!

xo
elyse

Linda said...

Such a charming idea- thanks for sharing!

Gaia said...

Great idea! I fell in love with one at Pottery Barn-but didn't love the price! I'll have to try this.

icandy... said...

wonderful!
you really transformed that wreath!
happy easter to you and yours,
christina

pammiejo said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting. I love the idea with the wreath - not ever thought of doing that (I bet I try it). PAM

Barbara Jean said...

GREAT IDEA!!

Thanks

blessings

barbara jean

Bella said...

Hi Cheryl.. This is a really great idea! good nest are ahrd to find and you can never have too many nests!
Bella

Hootin' Anni said...

THAT my friend is amazing. I just may have to do this myself...I think it'd make GREAT plant pot holders if I'd use a plastic container to catch the watering spillage, right? Lovely!!!

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Have a great, peaceful and wonderful Easter weekend.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Awesome idea...I have a little wreath just like yours...maybe I will give it a try...thanks for sharing with all of us! Happy Easter!

Blessings,
Linda

Gay Vaughan said...

Some good crafting going on here! Thank you for sharing and bringing your hodgepodge to my party. I love seeing what you are up to. Hope to see you again.
~Gay~
itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

Debra@Common Ground said...

Love this, so easy and your's looks wonderful! come by my blog when you can,
Have a lovely Easter,
Debra

purplepaint said...

Oh this is too cool!!!

Rachelle said...

Look at you go, great thinkin!

Happy Easter! :)

The Barnett Family said...

I am always on the lookout for great bird nests....thanks for sharing this great idea!!! I have always wondered about using REAL ones, but I am afraid of diseases and such. Happy Easter!

Victoria said...

You made it looks so easy! I'm afraid mine wouldn't come as beautiful!

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

This is so beautiful. I love it. Thanks for sharing at Fun to Craft's Spring has Sprung Party.