How to Make a Birds Nest with Flower Garland

Hello friends!  How are you on this beautiful spring morning?  Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

I am bucking the system and not talking St. Patrick's Day.  You can see my St. Patty's decor here.

I have already moved on to Easter decorating but am having some major decorator's block.  My kitchen looks like an explosion of forsythia branches, faux eggs and a random bunny here and there.  They are not playing together nicely.  Coming together more like a clown show which is so not the look I'm going for.  

Until I get this mess figured out, I though I could share one of my more successful spring looks  from 2 years ago when my blog was just a baby.  Most of you probably haven't seen it since I had about 16 followers at the time.

So here goes... may have to do this again this year if I can't bust out of this decorating slump...

On a recent trip to Home Goods (which is a big deal because the nearest one is like 2 hours away!) I found these great huge candle holders that were super duper cheap !.  When I bought them I was worried that they might be too big but I am loving them! 


I got these little green birds at TJ's for $2 each and didn't even have to spray paint them. :)  I saw the same birds at Michaels for $5.99!  That's why I heart TJMaxx. :)



I thought they'd look great on my new gianormous candle holders for spring but they were just missing something....


I decided they needed nests, but not the stick kind, pretty, flowery nests.  I took some garland that I got for 50% off at Michaels and made them flowery nests.



To do this all I did was cut the 5 foot garland in half and then curled it up to the appropriate nest size.  I held it with some twist ties.  Easy stuff. 

My twist tie is gold, I'm fancy, huh?!

It's just what the little birds needed.  I really like how they turned out... :)




Don't the birds look so much happier now in their flower nests.  I think they like them! :)









38 comments :

  1. Okay. Love the candle holders. Great find. LOVE the birds. So cute, and a super price. LOVE LOVE LOVE the nests. Super special and different. Love different.

    Great job!
    :) Laura

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  2. Oh wow! That is so pretty! I hadn't seen anyone make nests with a floral garland! Great inspiration!

    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

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  3. So cute!!! Love the birds and the nests are just perfect!

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  4. I love your nests Kate! What a great idea it looks perfect for Spring! I am loving the candlesticks and the birds too! xx

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  5. Beautiful project!! Thank you so much for linking to Woo Hoo! Wednesday. Enjoy the party.

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  6. Ooohhh! I love these! The nests just make the arrangement! Soooo pretty!

    WooHoo!
    Cathy

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  7. oh wow those are adorable...
    woohoooooo
    Sonny

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  8. Very pretty! Have a great week!

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  9. Those look great. The bigger the better for those candlesticks. Wow, you have to drive two hours to that store. Mine is ten minutes away thank goodness.

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  10. Kate,
    Soooo CUTE...luv the candle holders and those THRIFTY birds!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  11. Now would you look at that! How adorable, and so creative. They look beautiful. Kathy

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  12. this is just OH' SO DARLING! love it. Jenn

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  13. Oh they do look so pretty!!! Great idea with the nests.
    Crystal

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  14. Those are so pretty. All those tiny little touches added up to something extra special and fresh! Thank you for following me. I really am enjoying your blog, so I'm following you back. I think we'll have fun!

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  15. Love the combo of the sweet birds and flowers. The colors are perfect!

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  16. Love your birds!! We have the same ones and similar ideas, except yours turned out better than mine. If you stop by my blog, look under the spring page and you will see what I did with mine.

    You are so talented, well done!

    XO ~ Liz

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  17. I would've never thought to use flower garland...how creative! Love them! Love the candlesticks too...God bless you, Robyn

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  18. Kate these are darling and so very spring like
    Love them!

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  19. Oh how precious! I am definitely trying this. Thank you for sharing. *Smiles*

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  20. oh I love these...very clever ..I think I might have to try that..I will definately be following your blog.. Thanks Kym X

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  21. I love the addition of the flowers. So pretty!

    I have a craft party on Saturdays and I'd love it if you linked up!
    http://www.iamalongfortheride.blogspot.com

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  22. these are adorable, i found your blog on follow friday & now i'm following!

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  23. too cute!!! I’m a new follower! Feel free to check out my blog as well! http://heavenlysavings.blogspot.com
    Happy Friday Follow! Hope to Blog with you again soon!

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  24. Your flower nests are perfect. I'm moving and looking forward to being close to a Home Goods store. I'm visiting you from Friday Follow.

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  25. Hi, Happy Friday!
    I'm a new follower from Friday Follow.

    I would love to have you stop by:
    Tessa
    Shopper Gal

    http://www.shoppergal.com/

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  26. Friday-following you now, please follow back!

    http://inspiredbyron.blogspot.com/

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  27. These are beautiful! I am your newest follower! I am so glad I found you on the blog hop!

    http://stylishsavinginthecapitaldistrict.blogspot.com/

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  28. I love how you decorated with your candlesticks! It's so refreshing to see other ways to use candlesticks besides candles. Thanks so much for Hookin' Up with me! ;)

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  29. I love how you put these together - They look fabulous! Would love to have you stop by the Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance! You have found some great deals!

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  30. Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. I love what you have done with the candlesticks - simply fabulous! Hope you have a wonderful week. Hope to see you again next Sunday! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  31. I am following you from Friday Follow;-)

    Thanks

    Jeanette Huston
    http://www.mommyblessingsinsmallbundles.com/

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  33. LOVE IT! This is something that I would definitely do. I'm so glad I saw it on Pinterest. I have a few of the items on this picture with the exception of the birds, garland and dish. I tried looking at Michael's, Hobby Lobby and Joann Fabrics for the garland but no success. Any suggestion where else I might look to see if I can find it?

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