Bird and nest cloche

So, what did I do with that nice BIG candle pedestal leftover from yesterdays post that I decided NOT to use in the silver candle project?

Ah~ha!  A cloche that fits perfectly!

And a little ceramic bird that fits perfectly on top of the cloche!  (attached with some e6000)

Now for the nest.  Well, first some BROWN paint on the pedestal.  The black just wasn’t doing it for me.  I hand formed the nest with some Spanish moss and worked in a little bit of green moss.  *GLUED the nest to a small circle of cardboard, which was in turn glued to the pedestal.  Then hot glued the eggs in place.  *(Theft-proofing!)

I actually kind of like how it looks with the top set to the side.

But it’s really meant to be displayed like this.

Now that I am looking at it all finished, I’m thinking it would have been cute to tie a little tea stained tag around the top.  Oh well, maybe next time.  This one is already in my space at Stars.

You’ll notice I had to make the nest VERY flat around the edges as the cloche had a very fluted base.  Just be sure to ‘test fit’ you cloche over your nest before gluing things down.

And here it is, in my space at Stars.

In a little table top vignette with other nest and bird decor items.

Those sweet little birds fit on a LOT of different cloches I had in stock!  Now if I can just fine MORE of those little birds!!

This project listed on Shanty 2 Chic’s ‘I Made it Without my Hubby’ linky party.

 

More nests and eggs and bird things

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I ran out of eggs much too early last year, so I’ve really stocked up this year! Lots of different kinds too. Sold individually for $.50 each.

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Some nests to put the eggs in.

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Framed egg images.

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Pretty paper bird shadow boxes.

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Tiny vintage porcelain dish. (probably a ‘ring holder’ to place by the sink)

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Cute pelican family from a recent estate sale.

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Vintage brass (?) crane from the same estate sale. There is a ring at the end of his beak, like something was once hanging from it, but I still thought it was pretty.

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Little quail ‘nest packets’ with egg, quail feather and nesting grass.

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Little packets of three robin’s eggs .

Tiny bird eggs

They used to sell the little ‘jelly bean size’ plastic speckled bird eggs in the craft stores.  But of course, since I’ve decided to do lots of ‘nesty things’ this year I can’t find any!  So, I had to improvise!

I bought several packages of these mini egg ornaments.

Pulled the strings out with a pair of pliers.

Sanded off the remaining fiber nub with a sanding sponge.

I left the ‘robins egg blue’ color ones as they were, and sponge painted the rest.

As usual, I ended up with more paint on ME than on the intended item!

Then I wanted to ‘fly speck’ them.  If you don’t have one of these fly specking tools, GET ONE!  They are the coolest thing ever!  Just brush on some paint and twist the knob and you’ve got fly specks!

Just be sure to use it in a well covered area, because the splatter goes everywhere!

The finished eggs in a myriad of blues and greens.

Ready to sell!

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