Monday, July 1, 2013

The Patriotic Nest

What do you do when your kids don't clean up after themselves?
CRAFT,
of course.

After my daughter made the flags that I recently posted...

she left a pile of fabric scraps on the kitchen counter.

When I gathered them up to throw away,
they reminded me of a nest.
Then I thought of this adorable ornament
 that a friend gave me for Christmas...
I had already decided when I got it that I would try to make some of my own. It appeared as though it was made using a lid to a box...

I had a box that some little eggs that I bought years ago came in and I knew it would be the perfect thing to hold my patriotic nest.
The one given to me was covered in fabric, but I decided mine would be fine without it.

Using another scrap of fabric, I traced around the box lid with a Sharpie on the back side of the fabric.


I cut inside the line so that my circle of fabric would 
fit inside the lid. Then, I glued the circle into the lid.


So that I would be able to hang the ornament when finished, 
I cut a piece of jute and glued it to the back of the lid. I put a quart size can of paint on it to hold it in place until the glue dried..

I bunched up the scraps of fabric and glued them 
 into the lid to form a nest.


Then I glued in this cute little bird...

This would make a great ornament on a tree 
with an Americana theme.

But, it is cute enough to hang around the house all year long!




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29 comments:

  1. This is awesome! I LOVE these little nests! I have a top of a box that does not have a bottom. I just need to catch a bird! :) Thank you for sharing this. I think my students would enjoy making something similar for Mother's Day this coming school year!

    Blessings!
    Heather

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  2. Super, duper cute! I would definitely keep it up year round!

    Jeanine

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  3. really cute all the year round!

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  4. Your little nesting birds are adorable and I love that raggy flag. Great post!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  5. Such a cute cute idea! What a great way to use up those scraps!

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  6. Oh this may very well be my favorite 4th of July project this year! I love it! Isn't it amazing how something so simple as a pile of material scraps can inspire us? Good for you for seeing the project in that pile!

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  7. What a clever idea. It turned out so cute and to think you were going to throw those scraps away.
    Have a great 4th,
    Bev

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  8. Cute! I love the starry background fabric!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  9. So darned cute, what versatility we'd/you'd have making any nests for whatever holiday or season. Love, lovin' it. So clever and adorable. I've got to make some. Now I just have to find box lids. Like idea of being able to use up fabric scraps for the nest inside. Will have to get some little birds to go in them.
    Hope you're having a wonderful 4th. We're off to a park for festivities soon. Free food, music, fun to be had by all. Glad you shared this project. I'm totally inspired.

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  10. You are so clever! It is just adorable. Now I'll be on the look out for scraps, too. LOL Happy 4th of July!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  11. How adorable is that! Just love it. Visiting from Junkin Joe's and will follow you with Bloglovin. :) Pam

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  12. That is the cutest thing! What a great idea for using scrap material.

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  13. How brilliant is that? Love the colors - the stars - the bird - just too cute!!!!
    Wish I were more crafty!
    XOXO

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  14. Just love it! What a great idea to use the scraps!

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  15. Love these projects!Thanks for sharing tutorial!
    Hope you have a good week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  16. Love this makeover. Great eye to see the potential in the fabric scraps! You're right it would be perfect in an Americana themed tree. You are gifted! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

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  17. I love the patriotic nest; so cute and clever! I've never seen anything like it!

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  18. So cute! Waste not, want not! Love how it turned out! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  19. That little nest is so adorable! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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  21. I so love this little birdie!!! : ) Your imagination is FABULOUS...sending hugs...

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