Dental Surgery is NO fun.
But I am pretty sure everyone knows that.
It’s been a rough two weeks, and I have one more to
go in March, but happy to have that behind me.
I have invited Julie with Lilacs and Longhorns to special guest post
for me. You are gonna love her and really love the project she is sharing!
Hi there! My name is Julie and I blog at Lilacs and Longhorns where
I share about my love for all things home!
I’m so happy to be guest posting here at The Everyday Home today!
I know many of you are still dealing with winter weather and snow,
but here in Texas where I live the weather has been mild and almost spring-like.
(I’m not trying to rub it in, I promise!)
No matter what it’s like where you are, it’s not too early to start
thinking about spring. It will officially be here before we know it so why
not start making your home feel fresh and airy?!
Last year, I made this twiggy bird’s nest and I’m excited to make it a part
of my decor again this year.
It’s super simple to make and doesn’t break the bank.
Here’s a look at this easy project:
Twiggy Bird Nest
I love bird’s nests in Spring decor and I had been wanting to make
something like this for awhile. I was afraid it might be a little tricky or
require special skills, but if you can stack a few twigs and use hot glue,
this project is just about as easy as they come!
Do you remember Lincoln Logs? The wooden building toy where you
just stack logs criss-crossed to build a structure?
This project is a lot like that.
- Hot glue
- Spanish Moss (two colors)
- Eggs (optional)
- Gather twigs that are similar in width. Break some, if necessary, to be similar in length — varying some so they are not completely uniform.
- Start by making a triangle with three twigs. Hot glue where they overlap and then stack another triangle on top so you make a star shape. Hot glue at the points where they meet and continue the process until your shape looks more and more like a wreath or a nest.
- Gather enough Spanish moss to fill in the hole and work it in to a nest shape. Push some of it through the edges of your twigs so the moss spills over the edges and through some of the gaps to make it look more natural.
- Add a small amount of a different color moss to the center and work it in to look natural.
- Add eggs, a bird or whatever you wish to your new twiggy bird’s nest!
I love this sweet little project so much I think I’ll make a few
more this year! Thanks for allowing me to share with you today.
I would love it if you would stop by and pay me a visit. You can see
more of my simple projects like these daffodils in a tea cup:
and my Spring wreath:
You might also like my simple little Spring tablescape:
See you soon!
I adore Julie and her blog. Please make sure you follow
her, she is so creative and I am always inspired.
I am happy to say I have recovered well from my second denal surgery
and will be back in full running mode on Monday.
By the way, I have been having some issues with the blog.
I am working on it, or should I say my tech gal is.
If you click on my blog and get a “Fatal Error” message,
please reload the page again.
I am still HERE! A whole brand new The Everyday Home Blog
is coming soon! I can’t wait!
This is so beautiful, rustic, yet simple! Love it! I could imagine this in my home!!View Comment
This is so cute! I love the idea of making a DIY nest and putting it as a decor. A homemade habitat.View Comment
That is adorable!! What a fun way to welcome in Spring! Thank you for sharing it with us at the #HomeMattersPartyView Comment
This project is adorable! I love the nest and will definitely being making one myself. I think it will be fun for my children as well. Thank you for the awesome tutorial!!View Comment
Thanks for this great DIY.View Comment