Friday, March 30, 2012

NEST FRAMED ARTWORK - DIY

Over the past week, I've been slowly putting out my spring and Easter decorations.  I decided it would be nice to have a new piece, so last evening I browsed the house for what I had to make something new. 

In the spring time of the year, you think of things coming to life, flowers blooming, trees budding and eggs sitting in a nest ready to hatch.  With that in mind....


 Here's what I came up with.


Here's items I found around the house to make this project.

11 X 14 canvas 
11 X 14 frame (previous used elsewhere in the house)
burlap cloth remnant
drop cloth remnant 
transfer paper
eggs
bird nest
moss

Here's what I did with these items.
Printed off the word Nest and its meaning onto the 
transfer paper.
I then ironed it onto a piece of drop cloth fabric, a remnant left from when I made my drop cloth curtains.

The next step was to staple the fabric to the top 1/4 of the canvas, and the burlap on the lower 3/4 of the canvas.


I left the frayed edge of the burlap exposed because
 I liked the texture it added.

Next it was time to add the embellishments.
I glued eggs into the nest and attached them to the burlap using hot glue.  I then took a little piece of moss and a few small twigs and added them with glue as well.

Here's how it turned out.


Total cost zero dollars because I used what I had!



 For now it's sitting on the cabinet in our dinning room next to the two little chicks that I found at the hardware store this spring.  I'm not sure if I should keep it here or find a wall to hang it on.

Have you made any new projects for spring?  I'd love to see what you've been up to.




I'm linking up this post and joining these parties:

Home Stories A2ZCraft & Tell

11 comments:

  1. Hi Joy - I love it!! I haven't used burlap yet, but this is a great idea. Just finished painting a picture frame and using one of my photos for my new bathroom.

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  2. Yay! I love this ~ very creative yet not expensive. Yours is expense free actually. :) Great way to recycle things into adorable works of art. Thanks for sharing. :)

    ~Lisha

    p.s. I found you through Lori's blog at bleak2unique. I'm your newest linky follower! if you want you can linky follow me back at onehouseonecouple.blogzam.com :)

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  3. Yay! I love this ~ very creative yet not expensive. Yours is expense free actually. :) Great way to recycle things into adorable works of art. Thanks for sharing. :)

    ~Lisha

    p.s. I found you through Lori's blog at bleak2unique. I'm your newest linky follower! if you want you can linky follow me back at onehouseonecouple.blogzam.com :)

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  4. Joy - this is really cute. I love when words and definitions are used in crafts!

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  5. very sweet, and nothing says Spring like birds and nests.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  6. Hi Joy,

    This is such a beautiflul piece of artwork and the fact that it was free for you to make is icing on the cake!

    So glad I saw this featured on Home Stories A to Z.

    All the best,

    Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

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  7. Joy, I love this idea...and the fact it cost $0! That's my kind of project!:)

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  8. Joy, I love this project! Beautiful.

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  9. Thanks everyone for all your kind comments on my art!

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  10. What a great idea!!!!! I will try this soon! pop over to blog (Happy Homes) and have a look at our DIYs.
    Jessica

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  11. Love this! So cute! Happy Easter!

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