Nesting

I made these sweet, little, nests all by myself and now you can too!!

For this nest I soaked twine in fabric stiffener and then squeezed off the excess and wrapped it around half of a balloon. Learn from my mistakes and cover your drinking glass with something so fabric stiffener doesn't drip all over it!

As you see, for this nest I used some frilly trim from the fabric store. I let this my nests sit all day until the "fabric" is nice and stiff and hard. Then pop the balloon and take it out of your nest.

While my nests were drying I took a 99 cent candlestick holder from the thrift store and a cardboard pot from the craft store and painted them.

I also painted these large eggs.

I painted everything with these three colors. Making some parts darker and some lighter.

Here's the twine nest. I know it looks kind of wonky at this point.

Here is the frilly trim nest. It's not looking so hot either, but never fear....

When you fill them with moss they look ever so much better! I also added some sweet allysum I had growing in my garden.


A close up of the twine nest (my favorite). Wonky no more!

A close up of the frilly trim nest.

Here's the whole thing pulled together.

I am very happy with the way these turned out because at times I had my doubts that it would all come together and "work".


Please let me know if you make some of these. I'd love to see them!



I'm linked up to Saturday Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Easter Roundup @ Craftaholics Anonymous and
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

60 comments:

  1. The eggs and their nests AND their holders are adorable. I've been wondering how to make the eggs; those are great colors!

    Happy SP Day!

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  2. So lovely. You explain it to the point that even I think I can do that

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  3. These look great, Lisa! I love your eggs, too! The allyssum is a nice touch ~ it is one of my favorite plants to put in and even though it's an annual {for us anyway} I sometimes get some coming up the next year.

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  4. Those are darling! I might try them for myself.
    smiles, alice

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  5. These are just gorgeous Lisa. You are so creative, I love them!! ~ Tina x

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  6. Hands down - these are THE prettiest nests I have ever seen. Very creative and nicely executed. I love them!

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  7. Very sweet nests and eggs! So simple...great job.

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  8. Great tutorial!!! I had the idea for a nest as my daughters easter bonnet, wasn't quite sure how I was going to do it, now I do, thanks :)

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  9. These are so beautiful!! I am going to have to do these myself!! They are so fab!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  10. These are great! you can make them any size you need just by the size of the balloon! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Oh my gosh, those are so stinking cute! I wish I had seen them earlier so I could have included them on today's blog post about Easter crafts. LOVE them!!!

    Stopping by from the Easter Roundup at Craftaholics Anonymous. :)

    - Michele

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  12. Tooooo cute! :)
    I'll let you know where my "nest bowl" came from! I'll see my sis-in-law tomorrow & get back to you!

    Thanks for stopping by! L~

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  13. You are so amazing! I love your eggs so much better than mine :-( (I'm like a little kid on a playground that see's a better sandcastle)
    Thanks for linking up!

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  14. Very pretty - I like the nests...

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  15. VERY cute Lisa! Anything with jute is a great project! :)

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  16. You done a wonderful job on your nest and eggs!! They are so cute!!

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  17. These are so lovely. Thank you for the tutorial. I just love nests.
    Karen

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  18. Those are great. Thanks for sharing how to do that.

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  19. Those are really gorgeous, the prettiest eggs and nests!!!!!!

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  20. Great idea...your technique works very well!

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  21. Darling nests!! They are so very cute - I really must try to make one or two or....

    bee blessed
    mary

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  22. I love the nest made with the tiny flower trim. Sooo cute! :) Goodness sakes, you are creative! Such a delicate touch you have with things...lovely!!!

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  23. Your nests are awesome, what a great idea, I am gonna have to try it :-) I love the bits of lace, so sweet! Bella

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  24. What a fun springy idea. I totally am into birds and birds' nests.

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  25. Sweet Greetings from Frog Hollow Farm! You definitely pulled everything together with this precious little nesting project - they look darling and I'm sure look just perfect for Spring. Ciao, Bella!!

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  26. Those turned out lovely, Lisa! Very creative and clever! I love the sweet smell of allyssums! They are a lovely touch! You tutorial is wonderful too!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  27. I must say this: I love, love, LOVE the whole concept. They are outstanding.

    My show n tell is HERE. I do hope you can find time to stop by and visit me. I'd love your company.

    Have a super weekend.

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  28. You have some darling ideas on your blog and I have become a follower! Joan

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  29. Those nests are adorable! My favorite is the twine one too. Have a great weekend!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  30. So Pretty! Great makeover!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Jody

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  31. I really like this idea. I am heading to Michael's for supplies to make a bird's nest. I think they even sell little wooden eggs. I love bird's nests and have a collection of real ones.

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  32. Love this idea...Thanks so much for sharing the How to's...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  33. Wow those look so great! Amazing work!

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  34. Lovely and your step by step makes it look so easy ~ thank you!!

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  35. Just adorable, thanks for sharing!

    Debbie

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  36. I love the way the project all came together.

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  37. These are so cute! I love them! Thanks for the directions, may try it myself!
    Debbie

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  38. Bee-You-Tee-Full! I am sooo into birdnests and eggs right now... and I love the bits of lace that you added to yours. What a great post! I dropped in from "My Romantic Home" and and I have become a follower. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place http://livelaughmakesomething.blogspot.com/2010/03/fabric-whites-necklace.html one day soon when you get a moment. until later...

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  39. Lisa, very cute, really gorgeous!
    Smiles from Barcelona.

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  40. I just looked for my fabric stiffener YESTERDAY and couldn't find it!!! I really need to make a nest - I'd better look again, argh!

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  41. those are the prettiest nest ever!!!!

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  42. I am proud to be flying your button on my sidebar, you crafty thing!!!!
    I love them both.
    Rhonda

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  43. Thank you for the instructions....I do believe even I could manage to make them now and I do believe I will.
    You always have such great ideas
    I have given you a Kreative Blogger award.
    Thank you again for inspiring me to create.
    Enjoy, Dana

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  44. Most adorable rustic eggs I've ever seen! You have this non crafter ready to pick up an egg of all things! Love it Lisa. :)

    Putting you up on the SNS sidebar for the weekend. :)

    Thanks for linking up!
    FJ Donna

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  45. Brilliant I tell you, simply brilliant! I love these and am going to have to try this. You're bookmarked :). Thanks for the inspiration.

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  46. Visiting from Funky Junk Interiors...love your vintage Easter decor. Thanks for the egg & nest tutorial. I love the many different ways that you covered the plastic eggs. There is an abundance of those in our possession and now I can actually use them in our decor & they'll coordinate!
    ~judi ;)
    the1829farmhouse.blogspot.com

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  47. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY CHARMING!..,

    What a delightfully innovative idea, such adorable Easter egg holders!~ I love the soft tints and whispers of colour that you so artfully sellected!..,

    Do pop by for a visit some time..,

    Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

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  48. Okay I should not have wondered over here Lisa...You have inspired something else in me that I will have to make:)
    After I paint some furniture for my shop.

    I will be back soon
    "Dore"

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  49. Great idea! Thank you for the great tutorial!

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  50. Very cute idea. Thanks for sharing. I have so many nests but I'm wanting a really big nest I'll give it a try.

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  51. Such a fabulous and clever idea. I love the look of them. So cute. Now I really need to try and make something. Cute, cute, cute. Hugs, Marty

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  52. That is a great look and good craft idea! Thanks!

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  53. I think these look great. Very vintagey looking.

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  54. The nests are darling, what a great idea for inspiration! Great job on the tutorial!
    Debra

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  55. Awesome nests! Love that you made them!

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