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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Winter Birds

I got the idea for these sheet music bird nests from the current Somerset Holidays and Celebrations issue. My nests are a little "looser" and feature sparkly winter birds and their little sparkly eggs. After all, what kind of eggs would you expect a sparkly bird to lay?

I started with a 2" circle that I covered with sheet music. Then I cut strips of sheet music and curled it by wrapping it on a pen or paint brush.

I glued the curls around the perimeter of the 2" circle, leaving a hollow area in the middle. This is where I placed crinkled bag filler to hold the bird.

I used plain craft eggs and rolled them in glue and glitter (what a mess!). I tried putting embossing powder on some and heating it. That was a little less messy, but didn't coat the eggs and thickly as I would like. 

I have several more of these birds that I'll use on other projects. For now, they need a safe home to rest in while they wait on their eggs to hatch.

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Blogger Julie Boeck said...

I love the sheet music nests! So creative! You definitely need to post some pics of when you have decorated for Christmas! I bet your home looks beautiful!

November 16, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Apron Thrift Girl said...

I think these are just gorgeous and like Julie said, the birds nest out of sheet music is just brilliant.

November 16, 2010 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger dianapena8 said...

Extremely Creative and Pretty, I like the paper combo you used, it looks great with those cute sparkly birds+eggs =D

November 16, 2010 at 3:12 PM  

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