Thursday, 2 May 2013

Birds nests







Last week, the girls and i made our own birds nests. We collected dry grass from the meadow and also gathered together fresh dry grass cuttings and the heads of bull rushes for the centre of the nests. Elle made hers all completely herself and i am so proud of how she created it. She added some gypsophilia (hers is the very first picture and my nest is the right nest in the second picture).

To create my nest, i gathered long bits of dried grass, making sure it was bendy. I bent it around to form a circle at the top and left the rest to wrap around the smaller circle and then i tucked the ends into the sides of the nest. We have also been making furniture out of twigs for our fairy house we are creating. I loved making these sweet little chairs and we are working on a table and bed right now. We are hoping to go into the bluebell woods in the next few weeks to set up the fairy house. We are also hoping to find some real birds nests on our adventures this spring and summer. We found the most amazing one last year but Elle wanted to put it back up into the tree for the birds to reuse. Have anyone else made birds nests before? I would love to hear of any other techniques as i just made mine up as i went along and hoped it held well!
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  1. these look amazing!! so pretty and I bet so fun to make :)

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  2. They are gorgeous, I love your daughters one, such a great idea. I know birds use lots of gungy stuff in my garden, several are collecting wet moss and bark them. As kids we used to use an upturned bowl to get the shape, line with foil and glue the twine, straw etc.

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  3. What a great idea and they look so beautiful.

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  4. Such beautiful photos, and a lovely craft idea. I have been being entertained by the pigeons in the courtyard building their nests over the past couple of weeks- carrying oversized twigs and getting themselves in comedy tangles- they are very dedicated though!

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  5. Oh, these are simply beautiful!

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  6. These are beautiful and so creative!

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  7. What a creative idea. I also love the tiny chairs in the first photo. I shall be on the look out for some twigs to make some for the girls x

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  8. These are gorgeous, you always come up with the best creative ideas! x

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  9. Beautiful and a wonderful to do with the girls too. perfect childhood memories

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  10. utterly lovely so fairy tale i love it

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  11. A very creative idea, they look gorgeous x

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  12. You are so creative Keri-Anne and these photos showcase it beautifully. This is such a wonderful idea and a great way to get little ones inspired by nature xxx

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  13. These are absolutely beautiful and wonderfully captured.

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  14. These are so sweet, I never thought of making birds nests but I like the idea!

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  15. Oh those are beautiful! I love the little ladders :)

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  16. How completely gorgeous! It makes me nostalgic for when I was a little girl, going out for walks with my grandmother and finding birds nests and all sorts of interesting things. x

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  17. Oh sweet pea i love looking at them closer on the computer :) I adore their colors and the dark eggs in them. *happy sigh* : ) Our nests so would be friends xx

    M x
    ps. I love how you said "bendy" :) x

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  18. Arr these look lovely, I wish I was more creative with crafts x

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  19. I used to love making birds nests as a child with grass cuttings - such a great idea

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  20. They look so real and pretty.

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  21. These are gorgeous! I'm a big fan of gypsophilia too :)

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  22. These are s beautiful, what a great craft to do with your girls. x

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  23. Lovely and creating way of spending some quality family time. they do look lovely!

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