Spring Bird Nest

“Birds of a feather flock together”and eggs do too. Nothing quite says Easter or Spring then farm fresh eggs, jellybeans, peeps and chocolate bunnies.  Now is the time to start prepping for your table and decor as Easter will be here on March 27. Start gathering the sweet baskets, edible grass and candies, but please don’t forget the eggs. If you want to make a hit this Easter season why not create some faux egg decor to jazz up your table setting and mantle. Try decoupaging various papers to an egg base like styrofoam or paper mache just like CCB Crew Member Alison Osborn did in her latest project. Alison creatively used various papers from the Canvas Corp Spring Line to adorn paper mache eggs. The result is this fun project!

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Supplies Used 

Tools Used
  • Scissors
  • X-Acto knife
  • Hot glue gun
  • Decoupage medium
Signs of spring are slowly popping up all around us. Birds will soon be making their nests but today I’m showing you how to make your own nest out of Canvas Corp papers. Most of these papers are from Canvas Corp’s new Spring Showers Collection.
 
For the eggs I used Black & Ivory Plaid, Butterflies on Ivory and Spring Flowers Reverse on Ivory papers to decoupage onto the eggs. I wrapped two eggs with canvas and twine. You can accessorize them anyway you please. I used cloth ribbon, twine and buttons. 
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You can also recycle plastic eggs by painting them with gesso, DIY & Decor Paint or acrylic paint and then proceed as this will help the materials stick to the eggs and allow you to recycle them.
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These wooden buttons are a terrific touch, you can also consider vintage buttons from Grandma’s button jar.
AlisonOsbornSpringEggs2For the Basket I started by making the nest out of Kraft & White Damask and Kraft & White Mini Dots papers. First I covered the base of a medium to small size bowl with plastic wrap. I cut 1-inch strips of paper, about the length of the bowl and decoupaged them over the plastic wrap onto the base of the bowl. 

alison egg 2I then shredded the remainder of those same two papers with an X-Acto knife. You can also use fringe scissors or a shredder. Next I decoupaged on the shredded paper until the bowl was covered and I was happy with the results. Have fun with this; you can even create a basket weave with the paper. alison egg 4Once it was dry, I carefully removed the bowl and peeled off the plastic wrap. I then used strips of burlap to cover the inside of the nest. For some finishing touches, I cut a few feathers out of paper and attached them to the sides. I also weaved twine and burlap into the outer sides of the nest.

Enjoy and have a Happy Spring!- Alison
For more works by Alison visit her Instagram Page or Pinterest Page. To purchase any of our supplies, see or CCB Crew, visit our website at www.canvascorp.com
Happy Creating!!!



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'Spring Bird Nest' has 1 comment

  1. March 3, 2016 @ 1:26 pm stampersuzz

    Fantastic! Love the eggs and the nest they are just beautiful!

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