The Sweetest Little Easter Nests.....Craft Tutorial
If ever I come back to the earth and I happen to be a bird, then please let me live in a pretty nest just like this one. Let it be set way on top of a pretty china teacup and within site of a pretty rose bush or two..............
Easter fever has hit in our household ! It is perhaps one of my most favourite times of the year.
There is nothing I love more than Easter crafts and especially ones that I can share with my children. Over the years I have taught Easter crafts to my children's school classes. we grow 'Bunny Grass', scrapbook Easter cards or hanging banners and then my ultimate favourite.......Easter nests !
These nests are such little cuties. They are such an easy craft to do with children and they take no time at all to make.
A couple of days ago I was visiting with my lovely mother in law when I noticed that the vine that I use to make these little nests was growing in the bushland behind her home. I was super excited to see it growing in the wild as I usually put an order in at the florist for the vine. A large garbage bag full of vine costs me around $30 and it will make approximately 25 nests so it is a great low cost school craft. The vine itself is called 'DOTTA VINE' , sometimes known as 'Monkeys Guts'. It is cheap, versatile and easy to twist and turn into shape.
Simply pull a few long lengths of the vine from the bunch.
Wind it around the end of your fingers to the desired size and twist and turn into the rounded shape of a nest.
and then of course comes the fun part......
decorating ! You can use snippets of lace, coloured cotton, feathers, tiny Easter eggs. Try to keep to one theme and colour so it doesn't end up looking too busy.
Eventually the green vine dies off and you are left with dried, brown nests.
This one, (pictured below) is leftover from last year so it isn't looking the best after being squashed in a cupboard for all of that time but it will give you an idea of how it ends up.
It can still look quite pretty though. I have quite a few of them on my porch in little dishes or in the top of pot plants.
This quick and easy project will be linking up with the