When I think of Spring, bird nests are one of the first things that pop into my mind. I love to decorate with them, and have a couple real ones that I use. This Spring I’ve been busy. I was inspired by Yvonne@StoneGable and her great tutorial, to make my own nests. I had a bag of green moss and some spanish moss from a previous project that I used. However, you can truly find everything you need, including moss, by taking a walk in the woods, and in your own back yard/garden. I took my garden snippers outside and took some clippings off some of my shrubs. I grabbed some dry, dead grass, twigs, and some of my pussy willow branches that I picked a couple weeks ago. I used a can of spray adhesive and my trusty glue gun, and flapped my wings…well, it wasn’t quite THAT easy…but almost! 😉
This tiny nest (and 3 in the last picture) were ones I bought and then embellished myself. I just added moss, grass, and some little plastic eggs.
Check out the tutorial for all the particulars. It is such a fun, easy project. Get your creative juices flowing and put your very own spin on them. It’s a project that the kids would love to help make as well! Have fun and get creative.