Feathered Bird Nest Ornament by Chris at Just a Girl {Ornament No.24}

Feathered Bird Nest Ornament by Chris at Just a Girl {Ornament No.24}

I’m thrilled to introduce
the twenty-fourth guest blogger
{the final in this series}Chris from Just a Girl

Feathered Bird Nest{Handmade Ornament No.24}Welcome…Chris!
Well, hello! I’m Chris from over at Just a Girl, and I’m pretty thrilled that Stephanie Lynn invited me to be a part of her holiday ornament festivities! If you’re anything like me, you want your projects as simple as possible without having to spend a lot of money. I think this ornament is both of those—plus it’s absolutely darling!

The ingredients for this little ornament are as simple as it gets.

  • Bird nests (Hobby Lobby-$2.00 for two)
  • Small craft feathers in a bag (J0 Anns)
  • Plastic eggs (same section at Hob Lob as the nests ($1.99)
  • Some craft moss
  • Glue—can be hot glue, craft glue, etc.
  • Cardstock


Once you gather your supplies, you just garnish the nest to look the way you want. I used E6000 glue simply because it was closest to me. I imagine hot glue would have worked perfectly.


I lined the nest with some glue and smooshed (very technical word) the moss into the nest.


I then put a dab of glue onto the backs of the eggs and placed them in a huddle. I didn’t glue the feathers because they stayed in the moss beautifully. However, I would recommend it—especially if you plan on giving it as a gift or as an adornment on a present.


Because I’m a horrible tutorializer, I didn’t take pictures of this next part. I took some ivory cardstock and printed out various sizes and fonts of the word I wanted on my banner. Once I made the selection, I used my paper cutter to cut a long strip along the paper. I folded the ends back, cut the corners, and glued it to the wreath. That’s it!


Creasing the banner back adds some dimension to it and helps it stand out from the nest just enough. It’s difficult to tell in the picture, but I touched some white glitter to the eggs for a little sparkle. It’s perfection!


Adding some ribbon to it gives it a touch of femininity, but some twine would look great as well. The choices are all up to you! Now if I could just get my Christmas tree up so I could see what it looks like!


Thanks so much for letting me be a part of this event, and I hope you have time to check out all the other ornaments. These ladies are all so talented!

Thank you Chris; Your nest ornament is so precious. I have a little thing for feathers right now – so I think they are a fabulous touch ~ Very pretty!

Well, dare I say, we are at the end of the handmade ornament series. 24 fantastic handmade ornament ideas from 24 amazing bloggers. Thank you so much ladies – I ♥ each and every one of you!

Don’t forget to head over to Just a Girl and pay Chris a visit.


Chris perched her nest ornament atop this pretty cool birdcage she found and painted with acrylics. It can be found sitting on this amazing Painted Dresser she refinished in her newly remodeled Dining Room. Isn’t it gorgeous!


Want more…check out her Craft Room ~ simply fabulous! I love the idea of the Framed Peg Board – how clever, practical and sophisticated. {not to mention the zebra print rug – which I’m a huge fan of}

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I hope you have enjoyed this series {and all the incredible inspiration} as much as I have. To view all 24 handmade ornaments simply click the button above.


~and don’t forget~
The Special Handmade Ornament Link Partybegins this Sunday
{and will run through December}
I hope you’ll join in fun and
Exchange your handmade ornament ideas
{or possibly any re-creations you may have made from the series}

See you in just a bit for The Sunday Showcase Party ~ Enjoy!

                  

Comments

  1. I love this ornament idea! So cute and cottagey! I also gleaned some really great ideas for eventually putting together my own craft room (presently known as “the junk room”). Thanks for sharing, Chris and Stephanie Lynn!

  2. I have all the “ingredients” already!

  3. This is so sweet!! I have one of those bird nest’s just sitting around doing nothing. Now I know what to do!! Thanks Chris!

  4. Chris’ ornament is simply beautiful! It looks like something I would pay much more for!

  5. I absolutely love this ornament and anything to do with birds on a Christmas tree. Kids could help out too. I also like that the ornament has staying power until Easter!

  6. This is so sweet! I love it all~ the moss, the feathers, and the little “Peace” addition to the top of the nest! :) I have everything I need to make one of these! Thank you for sharing!

  7. CUTENESS! I love this ornament. The feathers are super fun too. Great job.

    Jennie @ CInnaberry suite

        

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