Courtney from A Diamond in the Stuff is back to give us another awesome guest post today!! Courtney’s specialty is home décor projects – usually made with everyday craft basics and thrifty finds – and she makes decorating your home with DIY projects seem so easy and fun! Please show Courtney some love by visiting her awesome blog and giving her a “like” on her facebook page.
I am a huge fan of wreaths. I have one for my front door for every season and holiday. It’s just a fun way to great your guests when they come to visit. I even have a wreath holder for inside my home to hold even more wreaths. Today, I’ll show you how I made this sweet Spring Nest Wreath.
- 12 inch Grapevine Wreath
- 6 inch Grapevine Wreath
- Darice Spanish Moss
- 2.5 inch Paper Mache Eggs
- Mod Podge
- Old Sheet Music
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Muslin or Wide Ribbon
The first thing I did was tear up some old sheet music into small pieces. I painted some Mod Podge onto the paper Mache egg in little sections. Then I would apply the pieces of torn sheet music onto the Mod Podge. This is where it takes some patience, because you need to carefully make sure that the paper is completely attached. You will get a bit messy during this process.
Keep applying the pieces of sheet music until the whole egg is covered. You will simply fit all the pieces together like a puzzle, overlapping and applying more Mod Podge where needed.
Make three of these eggs and set them aside. Then take your 6 inch grapevine wreath and pull it apart. You will only use a few of the layers as the base to your nest. Fill the inside of the circles of vine with Spanish moss, molding it into the shape of a nest.
Once you have made your nest, grab your hot glue gun and attach the nest to the 12 inch grapevine wreath. Make sure you glue down the moss, wreath, and all to insure it is attached well. Then you can glue the three sheet music eggs into the nest.
I looped a piece of muslin through the top of the wreath and tied a bow for easy hanging. You can use any wide ribbon or strip of fabric.
I love all the soft neutral and natural colors of the wreath. It’s just like the beginning of Spring.
If you visit my blog, A Diamond in the Stuff, you may learn that I absolutely love sheet music. It adds a whimsical element to any project. I love the way the eggs look nestled into the Spanish moss nest.
The wreath is very sweet and simple.
This wreath would look great adorning your front door or propped over an old window. If you’re in need of a new Spring wreath this one would make a great addition to any home. You can customize the different elements to match your personal style and décor. Happy crafting!
Thank you to Courtney from A Diamond in the Stuff for this guest post!