Sunday, September 1, 2013

Nest Swap!

For the nest swap at @ http://vivs-whimsy.blogspot.com/ this is what I came up with for my partner!....First I made a finch and eggs out of paperclay and then I painted them to look realistic! Chris @ http://perfectlyprinted.blogspot.com/ said she like the natural look so I was going with somewhat of a realistic look! I bought a jar at Michaels and added some floral grass to the bottom of the jar...I then glued my eggs into the nest and nestled it in the bottom  of the jar. Next I made the little banner to match the color scheme I was going for. I also took this print and put a circle of it in the top of the lid and I  also painted the rim of the lid in an egg blue color and also added a touch of lace around it. I then attached the banner to a stick that I found outside that I mearsured for a good fit. I glued the stick in place and then glued my paperclay finch on the branch! That's about it...I love how it turned out!



17 comments:

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

How cute! Love the little bird!! :) xx Holly

Tammy's in Love said...

Trick photography to show off that parakeet under glass!

Patti said...

What a great idea! So cute. You did a great job on the little bird!!!

Musings from Kim K. said...

You are so talented with your paper clay. Love the jar nest. It's fabulous.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Very cute! I love the little banner. ♥

Shirley Hatfield said...

How lovely! I love birds and nests under glass! If I made it I would have to use a premade bird...my lifelike painting skills leave much to be desired.

craftyles said...

That is sweet. I love the little blue eggs and bird you made and all in a pretty ball jar.

Perfectly Printed said...

It was a wonderful swap! I'm so lucky to have received such a clever gift! Thank you!

vintage grey said...

It came out so beautiful Laura!!! Love the mason jar idea!! xo Heather

Sandy C said...

What a clever idea to put it in a jar :)

Sandy xox

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

It's so unique and sweet! I love all the talent in blogland!
Warmly,
deb

Jean Knee said...

I love this!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Girl, that finch looks real!!

ImagiMeri said...

Very, very pretty Laura.

Hugs,
Meri

Susan Clayton said...

Love what you came up with! It is DARLING! I'm featuring a link to your site in my post for nest weeks Link Party. Please let me know if you have any objection.

VintageBettys said...

That is fine Susan...I'm glad you like it :)..I've been so busy with Tommy that I'm not able to visit everyone as often as I would like to...I'm going to have to play catch up when Tommy stops teething :) He's such a cutie :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are so adorable! What a treasure and perfect for Spring!