French Chalkboard Tags

  Tutorial
1) Cut plywood into tags and lightly sand with sandpaper.
2) Drill a hole for twine, rope or ribbon.

 3) Paint both sides with chalkboard paint and glue on your wood applique.

4) Add some twine and hang your French tags.  

*Use chalk or chalk ink pens to decorate.

http://www.chalkink.com/

Happy Crafting!

xo,

Dee

Feather Your Nest – Bird’s Nest – Tutorial

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 The quail eggs and the feather help dress up the nest. I used natural sphagnum moss to make the birds’ nest.

Here I started to add twine to the nest. 

The finished nest in all its glory!

Supplies

2 sheets of wax paper, natural sphagnum moss, twine, raffia, twigs, miniature pine cones, thin piece of wood for the bottom of the nest, Elmer’s glue and a little bit of water to hold it all together.

Tutorial

Lay down a sheet of wax paper and a few handfuls of the natural sphagnum moss. Pour Elmer’s glue and a little water on the moss. Now mix it with your hands. It will form into a ball. Start by pulling at the sides keeping it round. Take your clean sheet of wax paper and finish making the nest on it.  Start pressing into the center of the moss to make the birds nest. Now let it dry for a few days on the wax paper. When dry add more natural sphagnum moss with Elmer’s glue. Be creative and include, raffia, twigs, and pine cones. To get the wispy look I used twine. Pull the twine apart and add it to the inside and the outside of your nest. I glued a small thin piece of wood under the birds nest. It’s small enough not to be seen.  * The large piece of wood is just to move it around for pictures.* You can also make mini birds nest just by using twine.  Pull out all the threads and shape into a nest. EASY!

Happy Crafting!

xo,
Dee



Springtime Giveaway

Spring is almost here! Help me celebrate by entering ….

The Springtime Giveaway. You will receive (4) Wood Spring Tags.

Each tag is 6” x 3”

 All you need to do is be a follower of my blog using

 Google Friend Connect.

*If you’re not on Blogger following me on Linky Followers.

Thanks for entering. Best of luck to all!

(The winner will be announced on March 15)

xoxo,

Dee 

I’m linking to: Homemaker on a Dime

 

 

Favorite Things Swap Party Hosted by Brandi

I’m linking to favorite things swap party hosted by:

My sweet friend  
Pam
Asked me if I wanted to be her partner.
I said I’d love to participate in theparty.
We both exchanged gifts. It was so much fun buying for Pam. She loves birds, birdhouses and birds’ nests. Stop by her blog and see what I bought her and all her wonderful collections. 
Here are the fabulous gifts I received from Pam.
The French box had the prettiest green checked ribbon and cute crown card.

 When I opened up the box there were more goodies inside.

Pam made these wonderful French coasters. 

 Inside the Paris post card were beautiful French sticky notes.

Each one is so pretty and French.
The French box is now on my dining room table.  I will use it in my office. 

 Here is a close up. It’s so me!!!

The French coasters look wonderful on my serving table. 
Thanks again Pam!
Stop by  Brandi @ Don’t Disturb This Groove
to see all the gifts. Brandi is also having a giveaway!

XO,
Dee