What do you do when your kids don't clean up after themselves?
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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