Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Our YOE ornament for April was nests. My partners package will have arrived, so I'm not spoiling her suprise, and I'm going to share with you what I made.

I put away my sewing machine, knitting needles and crochet hook for this one, and I have to admit, it was a lot of fun.

I used garden twine and glue to make this nest. I covered the bottom of a bowl in plastic wrap. I then soaked my twine in a mixture of 1 part white glue and 1 part water. After squeezing out the excess liquid, I wound the twine around the bottom and sides of the bowl, to make a nest shape. I intentionally left gaps in the twine, so that I could thread yarn and bits of fabric into the nest once it was dry. I left it to dry for 24 hours. After removing it from the bowl and plastic wrap, I threaded the bits and bobs into the nest. I finished it off by lining it with spanish moss and feathers, and I glued some teeny tiny wooden eggs that I found in my treasure trove of goodies:-) I glued a wooden peg onto the bottom of the nest, so that it could be clipped onto a branch on her tree.

I thought that these would also look cute on an Easter or Spring table setting.

We have a few real birds nests scattered around our garden at the moment ..... I love that they're a promise of new life, and we eagerly await the hatching of their precious contents each year.


  1. this is one sweet little nest...I love yoe too!!!!!

  2. oh I think this is just perfection!

  3. Love it all! Thank you for the beautiful little birdy note... ;o)