Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Nests and Burlap




It's funny how an idea for a DIY project occurs. Often for me, the inspiration comes from a different place than where I originally started. My plan was to make a new spring wreath and I went to Michaels for inspiration. I had a vague idea of pussy willows, but was disappointed in the quality of those offered.

Then, I spotted these sweet bird's nests. They were perfect for spring and I knew I could think of a way to use them, just not necessarily in a wreath. The idea came to make a door hanger by placing the nests in a row, on some burlap ribbon. So simple and an awesome way to achieve the natural look I wanted.



Simply take a length of wide burlap ribbon and cut the bottom into an inverted V shape. Fold over the top of the ribbon 2 inches, insert a length of twine and use a glue gun to secure in place. Tie a knot in the twine to form a hanger. Use the glue gun to place the nests on the ribbon, spacing them evenly and making sure they are secure.

This door hanging will be a sweet, natural addition to my spring decor. Not the original plan, but better :-)

Happy Wednesday!


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  1. What a great idea! I love it. Also thanks for following me.

  2. I forgot to mention that I'm following you, too... :)

  3. Hi Vicky, I love this idea! Your pretty nest hanger caught my eye at the Wow Us Wednesday Party. Going to add you to my MUST follow list!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  4. Very cute..I just can't get in to spring with this snow still happening..SOON, I hope..

  5. I just put out the artificial forsythia and pussy willows near the front door....because it didn't snow!!!!...:)JP

  6. Cute idea! Beautiful spring post.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog :)

  7. A very cute idea Vicki, I love birds nests in any form...and these are so beautifully created.


  8. I love it, Vicki. Even better than a wreath

  9. Love it! Great way to bring a little Spring inside! HUGS!

  10. Cute idea and I'm sure it will catch on. Pinning!

  11. This is such a unique idea! At first I thought it was a table runner, but I love how you used this to decorate your door. :)

  12. Hi Vicki,
    Your nested door hanging is lovely. Such a unique way to welcome Spring.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Pieced Pastimes

  13. I love happy accidents, this turned out great. I've had many moments like that at the craft store!

  14. Vicki, this is simple and sweet! I am always a sucker for anything bird themed. I have a large pussy willow bush. Couldn't wait to pick it for crafts and vignettes. I'll be darned if it didn't all open up into those weird blooms when I was sick. Just didn't get out there soon enough. I did see some cute sprays of pussy willows at Walmart. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. So happy to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescape

  16. I went to pin this adorable door hanger and had to follow your whole board. I loved everything I saw on your pinterest board, so many wonderful projects. I have some great burlap ribbon to use, some nests so will be making this tomorrow. I was going to make a wreath but love this idea. Love how it looks on your door. Mine will be bit different but that's ok huh?
    I often start out to make something and another version of the idea comes to me and whole thing gets changed. Have to make this. I also loved the wire basket with greenery and the bird in it. I've started something like that also, so many wonderful inspiring ideas. Found your blog on Inspiration Gallery Link party and am subscribing to your blog, was so inspired with what I've seen. Happy Spring days

  17. Too cute, it's like a gorgeous bird banner!

  18. Lovely idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Hope you’re having a great weekend:)
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  19. I'm crazy about nests, eggs and burlap so, of course, your vignette suits me just fine.

  20. This is the sweetest idea. Love it!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  21. Absolutely beautiful, Vicki! I wil be featurng your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,


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