I just love how this project turned out, y’all. It’s perfect to give as a housewarming gift, or keep it and change out the little eggs for different seasons!
i used birds, eggs, moss, my favorite green paint and y’all, those IOD stamps!
Here are the supplies I used:
Dollar Tree: Door tag sign, doilies, large metal bottle cap, wood bird, eggs
Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint: Apothecary
Michaels Grab Bag / Boxes: greenery
Amazon: Scrabble letters (This is an Amazon affiliate link and I may receive a small compensation for items purchased from this link.)
Stash: Raffia, twine
Let’s make it!
I sanded the glitter off of my tag, then painted with Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint “Apothecary”. I made sure to paint the edges, too! I dried mine with my heat tool, but you can set yours aside to dry or use a blow dryer.
These stamps by Iron Orchid Designs are at Milton’s Daughter, and y’all, I love them! I placed them on the grid sheet over my surface, inked the stamps, then pressed down. If you watch the video (above), you’ll see I moved my stamps just a bit while stamping. It’s ok because I want a vintage look, but remember to not move them while stamping!
After stamping, I sanded it down a bit.
I mixed Apple Barrel “Mossy” and “Rusty” paints, but there’s one called Monet’s Garden that’s even better at Milton’s Daughter.
Once I finished painting it, I decided to flatten it out a bit. It’s Hammer Time, y’all!
Next was to sand it just a bit.
I glued two Tumbling Tower Game blocks (like Jenga, but smaller, and from Dollar Tree) on the back of the bottle cap, first with E6000, which gives it a permanent hold, and then with hot glue to get it to glue immediately.
I attached my moss with hot glue. Now we can add the nest, bird and eggs!
The green one is egg shaped, but the yellow and pink are just balls. They pass for eggs, right?
All she needs now is the “Welcome to our nest” and a hanger!
Y’all have heard me say to use what you’ve got, so I’m using the twine that came off of the metal bottle cap for my hanger.
Add some Scrabble letters, and bada bing! She’s so purdy!
It’s always great to read your comments, so let me know what you think of today’s craft! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.
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