Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Friday, March 21, 2014

Celebrating Spring

 
To celebrate the arrival of SPRING (yippee!!!) I decided
to do a little springish craft that I saw on Pinterest.
 
I used some old tea cups from the thrift store.
 
 
 

 
 I couldn't find nests that were small enough to fit in the cups,
so I had to make my own.

 
I bought some of this natural sisal at the dollar store and
formed it into a nest shape.



They looked a little pale so I dyed them in Pero and hot water.
 
 

 
 
Blurry picture!
 

Hot glued the nest in the cup, embellished it with some
dried hydrangea from last years garden, and added a
little wooden egg that I painted robins egg blue.


 
 
A bit of tea dyed seam binding on the handle for a hanger,
and you're done. 
 
 
Fun and easy craft to celebrate spring! (yippee!!)

8 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Happy Spring, love those nest cups, so so sweet...Blessings Francine.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Those are adorable!

Scrap for Joy said...

These cups are adorable. Thanks for walking us through the creation if the nests, Sue. Do you mind if I "borrow" this idea? Love it!
xoxo
Joyce

Kerin said...

C U T E !!
Love that way that you made the nests.. super clever.
I thought that the robins eggs were malted milk mini robins eggs.... ***giggle**.
Guess I've got chocolate on my brain :)

Have a great weekend!

~K.

Donna said...

What a cute idea. I think I have to make these!

Kathleen Grace said...

So adorable, but...what's Pero?

Brenda Smith said...

Smarty pants! So cute!

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