Monday, February 14, 2011

Bird Nest Wreath

Now that is is nesting time, I finally made this wreath I have been wanting to make for a long time.

I got the original idea from here.

I originally thought I would make it all "green" and out of all natural ingredients.  But, I decided I wanted red yarn so we could try to see what nests may have our supplies in them.  The cost was less than $10, and happened to be cheaper for me since I had some of this stuff laying around in our craft closet. 

Supplies needed:
  • grapevine wreath
  • Spanish moss
  • raffia
  • feathers
  • yarn (cut into 6 inch strips)
My feathers and yarn were made of polyester, but everything else is degradable.  I just wove and wrapped all the goodies around the grapevine wreath.  I tied the raffia on with raffia, so I did not have to use a glue gun at all. 

Let me know if you make one.  I can't wait to see who will be the first to shop at my wreath for nesting materials!


1 comment:

  1. I love this idea and will have to make one for us sometime. A bird once nested in the magnolia tree just outside our back door. It used string and twine that it had found somewhere and had a blue ribbon running all along the branches of the tree. It was so pretty!


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