3.16.2010

Spring/Easter nesting....quick DIY tutorial

I love sweeping away the dull drums of winter and welcoming in SPRING! I also love to bring natural elements into my decor (aka - use what's in your backyard), here's a quick DIY project for your Spring parties, get togethers, dinners, Easter, etc..........create your own nest.


Step1 - Bag of Spanish Moss from the $1 store (yup it's cheap! I liked the look/color of the spanish moss)


Step 2 - Separate a good handful. The larger the handful, the bigger the nest. 



Step 3 - Create a hole in the middle



Step 4 - Using both hands, twist one sides of the nest up while you twist/turn the other side down
Continue twisting all around the sides This will help the moss to keep the nest shape and help it from shedding moss pieces. 


Step 5 - Decorate! Use them for Easter Dinner filled with Candy eggs....




or to hold the name cards.......



or even as a napkin ring! 



These are darling set on a mantle as well with your spring decor, put into a large vase or even on a door wreath! Get creative and have fun! Be sure to share how/where you set your little nests in the Brassy apple Flickr group!









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15 comments:

  1. Very cute! I just got some moss at dollar store too... put eggs and moss in a vase... love the look!
    As always... enjoying your blog!
    Veronica

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  2. Your talent amazes me!! LOVE that Queen of hearts wand from your other post!! The nest, soooo cute!
    i ❤ your blog!!!
    ~cm

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  3. Very creative and impressive. Almost looks like a real nest.
    You're amazing.
    Sylvia

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  4. cute! what a GREAT idea!

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  5. So cute Megan! I love that little table vignette with the fabric. Very pretty!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  6. Megan, I LOVE these {especially the nest place card holder}!

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  7. Thanks for the tute! I tried making a nest yesterday, and it was a disaster. Now, I will get back to that project. I love these! They are so cute on the plate.

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

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  8. That is super cute :) I would love for you to come and link up to check me out saturdays at www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

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  9. This is so stinking cute! Thanks for the great tip and for stopping by my blog I am so glad you did because I just adore yours!

    ~Morgan

    http://meetvirginiaandroo.blogspot.com/
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/MeetVirginiaShop

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  10. Love these! So creative and great for spring.

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  11. Its all in the details, I need sPaNiSH moss, the one I purchased was more green. Luvin the nest and multiple ways to use it. Now to find eggs the kids won't eat.

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  12. I love 'em. So cute.

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  13. This is so cute! I included a link to your tutorial on my blog today for fun Easter Crafts. I found you on Today's Creative Blog. Thanks for sharing!!

    - Michele

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  14. How fun! I love the nest with the little eggs. What a simple and cute Spring decoration! :)

    Thanks for joining us with your crafty post!

    ~Kim

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  15. I'm all about simple, beautiful and TASTY! I really like it!

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