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Monday, March 7, 2016

DIY: My Nest is Best Spring Ornament

Although spring is still two weeks away I am so ready for it and wanted to add a bit of sunny cheer to my home.


This spring ornament is easy to create and you can use it so many ways.


Sit one at each place setting on a holiday tablescape as a sweet gift for guests.

Attach it to a door handle or hook.

Or create an entire flock for a Happy Easter tree.


Start with one half of a clear plastic ornament and fill it with Spanish moss. I used Arlene’s quick dry tacky glue because it dries clear. (This is important given that you can see through the ornament.)


Since the ornament has been seperated you will want to cover the outter “seam”. A bit of twine will do the trick.

String additional twine through the hole to use as a hanger and knot the two ends together. Make sure the knot is pulled to the bottom center as shown.


You will then cover the knot with a bow made from twine.


Add in a nest, a wee feathered friend and a few eggs. These can be attached with a hot glue gun.

(All of the supplies were found at Michaels.)


I hope you have enjoyed this quick and easy craft.


I am giving away this ornament later this week. Everyone who links up on Thoughts of Home on Thursday will be eligible to win. Multiple link ups mean multiple entries.


Happy Monday!


Linking to:

The bluebird ornament was created as a tribute to Smiling Sally, a truly lovely blogger who recently passed away.

Blue Monday Instructions

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Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

A beautiful ornament for our Smiling Sally!! I linked your post to mine!!

Stacey said...

This is so cute, Laura. Reminds me of a little hummingbird nest. :)

LV said...


Vel Criste said...

OMG, these are just oh-so-lovely Laura! Your creativity is just amazing!!!!!LOVE IT!

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

So cute and they look lovely hanging in all those blossoming branches! A lovely tribute to "Smiling Sally".

Lisa said...

You crafty girl! So sweet!

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Elizabeth Eiffel said...

A gorgeous spring ornament and a beautiful gesture for Smiling Sally. Warm regards x.

Hena Tayeb said...

very pretty. thanks for the tutorial

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Sweetness plus!!

Katie Mansfield said...

So cute and your tree is gorgeous. I think spring has begun over at your place.

Jann Olson said...

I am such a bird fanatic. Love your sweet tweet! Sally is smiling down on it I'm sure! Blossoming trees are absolutely gorgeous!

Manu said...

These nets are so cute!! they make the tree more beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice day

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love this ornament. Such a pretty ideas and your make it look so easy.

Jeanie said...

These are incredibly cute! And very easy! I may have to add it to my spring crafting projects!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

How cute is that sweet little Spring ornament??!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial withnus, Laura. They look so adorable hanging on the tree!

Daniela said...

Trees in Spring, especially when they are in full bloom are so wonderful, and with your art you've add such a charming touch to these amazing, innumerable white flowers, filling my heart with such a joy !
Have a wonderful remainder of your week, my dearest Laura,
sending much love to you, with deep thankfulness

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Laura, what a very sweet bird nest ornament. Loved that you shared the tutorial.

Botanic Bleu said...

Your bird's nests in the white blooming tree are perfect Spring reminders. Of course, I love your nests since nests are one of my obsessions.


Auntie Em said...

A beautiful tribute to your blogger friend. I love your little nests settled into the ornaments. I have seen these done in odd tea cups as well but they are quite heavy to hang on a branch. I envy your beautiful tree of blossoms. Ours are many weeks (months) away yet. It is late May before the flowering crabs and apple trees in our yard will be so full and scented.
Thank you for sharing your sweet creations! :)

Bonnie said...

So very cute.
I am sorry to hear Smily Sally passed away.
Have a great week, Laura.