Spring is in the air! Here in North Carolina, the daffodils are in full bloom. Although it was hard to get out of bed in the darkness this morning, it's wonderful to have long, light evenings again.
I'm ready now to add a little spring to my decor. I wanted a bird's nest for the lamp table on my front porch, so I made one. It's so simple and so inexpensive!
I started with a couple of items from the dollar store: a coconut planter liner and a bag of loose moss.
I used a small bowl as a form.
I simply turned the bowl upside down my work surface, tore off a hunk of the coconut liner, and shaped the liner around the inverted bowl. The coconut liner material sticks together easily. You'd never know there was a bowl under there, would you?
When I turned it right side up, it looked like this:
Then I shaped and formed the nest a bit more, trimmed off some of the excess, and added some moss to make the nest look a bit more natural.
A couple of robin's eggs completed the project.
I also made a smaller, deeper nest to hold a single egg:
Making both these nests took me less than 10 minutes. I reckon I can make at least half a dozen nests from one coconut liner and one bag of moss. That would be 33 cents per nest! I think I'll make several to decorate Easter lunch tables at church.
For now, I like the way my nest adds a bit of spring to the front porch.
What do you think? Could you use a bird's nest in your spring decor?
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