Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Easter "Nest"

So I found these awesome egg shaped craft balls at Michaels for 40% off and I knew I had to have them. I didn't know what I was going to do with them, but I had to have them. Anyone had one of those moments? Well, I unfortunately have them a LOT! I was playing around with them and decided to cut into one just to see what would happen, it turns out they were hollow, and *ding* an idea was born.
I started with the egg shaped thingy (don't mind the polka dot, that was another idea that went awry)
And cut a hole in it. Actually I cut multiple holes, I was just experimenting.  If you happen to find one of these and want to use this idea... Do you see how there is a seam like line where they put it together? Make sure you do not cut along that line like the 2nd hole is because it will start to crack. And we don't want that!
Then to cover up the unsightly knife lines I put ribbon around the edges. To see how to make it ruffle without stitching see my post HERE.
Then I glued some flowers I had laying around and finally go to use
Then I added some multicolored Easter grass and two peeps brand bunnies I purchased on clearance at Toys R Us one day. I know that bunnies probably don't live in nests but it is all I had at the moment. :)
It kind of reminds me of those manger scene decorations you see around Christmastime...only its for Easter!  And Christmas and Easter are both very special holidays to me.
I think that its a pretty cute decoration to add to your already awesome Easterness! :)


Shauna said...

This is so cute! My little girls would just love it. I am excited to try to make it. I found your blog from Wannabe Crafty. I too am LDS. I would love for you to link up to my "All Things Wonderful Link Up Party" that is going on over at my blog if you get a chance. You have great ideas. I also love your flower styrofoam ball. I am a new follower.
Take care,

Jessica said...

WOW!! Very neat!!

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Have a blessed day!! :0)

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