Hello my friends,
last year I shared a Spring Tablescape with a nest I made from the trimmings of my Trumpet Vine.
Spring clean up is just around the corner. Instead of tossing those vine trimmings into the garbage, why not make a nest?
This nest is huge, and there's a reason for that. :) But you can make them any size you'd like.
I started by forming the dried vines into a circle. If you do this shortly after trimming the vines, they will be pliable and easy to form into any size. The reason why my nest turned out so big is that I let mine sit a week or so before I was able to make my nest. They had dried out and if I tried to form them into a smaller nest they would break.
Whenever you start a new piece of vine just tie them together with bits of jute twine. After I formed the nest I cut a circle out of chicken wire for the bottom. I tied it on with jute as well.
Now, this is when the fun begins! Start tucking bits and bobs into the vines. I pulled from my scrapbooking fibers and my friend, Joanne shared a lot of hers. Wrap, tie, just have fun. Next I stuck in feathers here and there.
Keep adding all types of fibers, millinery flowers,
even bits of lace! Remember, you are building a nest. Think of a bird and how it gathers all kinds of trinkets offered by nature and humans to build their nests.
Just keep playing until you get the look you want. Afterwards I covered some large wooden ages I had with moss. A pretty bird seems to be enjoying her new nest!
I had a couple of small nests that I had purchased so I dolled them up using the same method. You could easily make small ones with fresh vines.
The possibilities are endless! There is still snow on the ground here, so until I am able to get into the garden I'll just be