Thursday, March 25

artful thursdays #12.....a tiny spring nest tutorial


today little bits of green are starting to grow outside. i have some miniature daffodils and crocuses blooming, and with easter just over a week away i wanted to make a little spring nest for the center of my easter table with the fresh green of spring...

start with: a little 3 inch twig nest from the craft store, some brown wire, moss, a feathered bird, a few leaves and flowers, and a piece of tulle to tie on the top.

step #1. wire a handle to the sides of a twig nest. shape the wire in a curve over the top. my handle is doubled and stands 5 inches tall. twist the wire ends around and nest to the nest and clip.

step #2. clip or glue your bird into the nest. the birds i found at micheals are already glittered with clips on the base and are made by 'ashland signature accents'.



step #3. arrange the moss around the base of the bird. i used a dyed reindeer moss, it is soft and such a great color.

step #4. add some tiny fern leaves, flowers and stamens.


step #5. make a little bundle of velvet leaves and flowers and tie on the top of the handle with a piece of tulle or polka dot swiss fabric.


this project is so easy and quick, you might make one for each place setting. i am planning to arrange my spring nest on a pretty square creamware platter with some miniature daffodils and chocolate foil eggs. happy spring day for you, its snowing here.....

11 comments:

RACHELLE said...

Precious! just Precious!


you are so very talented!


i enjoy your creations!

shell

gypsylemonade.blogspot.com

tina... said...

This is gorgeous. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Lisa Russell said...

Very cute! I love the dotted swiss tulle. I don't think I have any of that - will have to look for it.

Jillayne said...

I love the idea of one at each spot but you should post pictures of it as a centrepiece too. Hopefully the snow won't last too long and you will have Spring too!

Nancy said...

This is so sweet and thank you so much for sharing the tutorial. I am so hoping I get a moment to make one. Love your creations!\XO Nancy

LBB said...

Eek! So sweet! My mom & I recently made some of the Easter nut cups inspired by your previous "artful thursday" post. (I posted a few photos of them today on my blog!)

Thanks for sharing!

tamdoll said...

This is really so beautiful. I love that bird and it's graceful feathers, too. That tied fabric adds such a nice touch.

Ellie said...

How tweet, I mean sweet! I love
this and the added swiss dot fabric and flowers and leaves, elevates it!

Thirty-Six Ten said...

so gorgeous and so easy! I can never think of things like this. I'm so glad the world has people like you who share! :-)

Pam Aries said...

LOVE !!! You create the cutest things!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, this is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing yet another gorgeous project. I'll be linking.

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