Trim a Vine. . .Build a Nest
Spring clean up is just around the corner for many of us. Instead of tossing those vine clippings into the garbage, why not build a nest? It's a fun and easy project with minimal expense.
A nest created from the trimmings of my trumpet vine made a fun centerpiece for my spring table. I also covered some large wooden eggs with moss using Modge Podge.
I started by forming the vines into a circle. Whenever you add a new vine, tie it off with jute. My nest is large because I let my vines sit a week or two before getting around to making the nest. If I tried to bend them too much they would snap. If you make the nest shortly after trimming you could make it any size. After the nest was formed I cut a circle out of chicken wire for the bottom and tied it on with jute as well.
Now the fun begins! Start tucking fibers here and there into the nest. I had these on hand. This is where it could get expensive if you had to buy them. Thrift shops and yard sales are a great place to pick them up! I also added a few feathers. This large one was picked up on the sidewalk while going for a walk one day.
Continue adding fibers. I also tucked in some millinery flowers.
Even bits of lace! Think of a bird and how they gather whatever nature and humans have to offer.
Little pieces of moss will add a different texture as well.
While I was at it I dressed up some store bought nests that I had on hand to place on top of each place setting.
Each one has it's own personality. The possibilities are endless!
- Trumpet vine trimmings (my garden)
- Chicken wire (IFA)
- Fibers, feathers, and lace (had on hand)
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