Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bird Nest Ornament

I mentioned yesterday that I'm not much of a crafter. I love building and creating but crafty endeavors aren't usually what I'm drawn to. But here I am posting two crafts two days in a row. Blame it on the Christmas cheer!

I was outside in our yard late this fall with Ada and Ellie and we started picking up acorns. Some were still totally intact, some had lost their little hats, but either way the girls loved the scavenger hunt. I thought Ada and I could do some kind of little activity with them so I took to Pinterest looking for inspiration.

Ada is now in the process of turning her group of acorns into little strawberries and I found this adorable Christmas ornament craft on Twig and Toadstool.

I followed Shanti's instructions almost exactly, just swapping dried cannellini beans for soy because I had cannellinis on hand and hot gluing the string for hanging under the moss instead of around the acorn. I also used fake moss.

To fill the acorn caps I followed the steps below then hot glued the beans one at a time on top of the moss.

For Shanti's full tutorial click here.

I think they're totally adorable and love the natural element on our Christmas tree!

Linking this craft to the first day of the Christmas Cheer parties over at Hi Sugarplum!


  1. how cute is that?!?1 love it! i love bringing nature in to decorate. :)

  2. You've done an awesome job for not much of a crafter! These are fantastic great work :)

  3. Ahhh I love these!!! They're so cute and I have to admit I love that they're so tiny!! Saw your post on the Christmas Cheer link up and figured I'd stop on by! So glad I did, love your blog and excited to follow along!! :)

    Fabulously Vintage

    1. Thanks so much, Shannon. So glad to have you following!

  4. Oh my gosh, these are so cute! I love any project that is inexpensive - I love that you used dried beans and acorns. So creative!


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