These nests were made using miniature vine wreaths that I picked up for cheap after the holidays. Since they didn’t really scream “Christmas”, I thought the natural vine would be a perfect base for a bird nest.
This created the bowl for the nest.
…what’s a nest without eggs? I rolled 1-inch balls of polymer clay, then shaped them into little egg-shapes.
After baking, I painted each egg a robin’s egg blue, then splattered them with black. A note about the paint: While making this project, I realized robin’s egg blue is a color that is wide open to interpretation. I had several bottles by different manufacturers and none of the colors matched. Basically, your paint color probably won’t match mine, but if you are happy with the blue color you choose, nothing else matters.
Hot glue your three painted eggs in the center of the raffia.
I finished the nests with little tags that I stamped with the word “NEST”.
Does this make you dream of spring? Warmer weather? Birds chirping?
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Places I’m partying this week:
Valentine’s Day Party