A One of a Kind Nancyfangles Design
Birds’ nests are a symbol of “Home,” life, family and growth. There is a legend with roots that trace back from Germany, Iceland and Sweden, that to find a birds nest nestled in the branches of your Christmas tree was a sign of good luck and prosperity.
These little birds’ nests will add a spark of whimsy to your tree, on a shelf, or as part of a table centerpiece.
They are easy to make, and can be made with a variety of materials that you may already have.
*Supplies needed for both nests:
Baking Tin (small pie pan)
Small bird approx. 3 inches (I used vintage salt and pepper shakers)
3 small beads or beans
*For the “Nature” inspired nest:
Paper shred (natural) or moss
Small pieces of string, lace, bric brac…
1 small pine cone
1 acorn *For the “Whimsical” Christmas nest:
stems of rhinestone floral spray (use your imagination, you could spray glue a small branch and add glitter) *For the small Acorn nests:
3 Small acorn caps
tiny beads or beans Technique: (for nature inspired nest)
Roll shred up into a ball in your hands (add in lace, string…)
Hot glue shred to bottom of baking tin (be careful, tin may get hot)
Glue pine cone to side of tin
Glue acorn to side of tin, and to pine cone
Make a small opening in the middle of the shred and glue bird in
Glue beads/beans together using very little glue
Glue beads/beans onto shred
Follow the same instructions for all the nests as shown in photo.
Handmade in Ellijay Column, as published in the Times Courier newspaper (all rights reserved)