Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Spring Nests and the Paper Artsy Challenge

The new challenge over at Paper Artsy is 'deconstruction' - using items, materials or products in a way they weren't originally meant to be used.
Leandra's video inspired me to get out my box of old thread spools, and after some deliberation I decided to make a nest - the birds in my garden are looking very smart and I think they are beginning to choose their mates and gather nesting materials ready for the Spring!


I used some vintage sheet music around the spool, and the nest was made of feathers and moss, with a little egg on the top!  The miniature tag is ready to be decorated with an initial or message when I decide who to give it to!

20 comments:

  1. This is fantastic, Diana! A beautiful project to go with the Paper Artsty challenge! It looks so early spring and I love the way you constructed the nest! The birds would love a nest like that!

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  2. Talented, Creative and in the making of beauty, always enchanted!

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  3. Another lovely make, Diana! Love this sweet little nest! xx Lynn

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  4. Oh my! This is just so pretty and delightful. I could imagine this happily sitting on a shelf in Liberty .... (My favourite shop)

    Karen x

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  5. It's so beautiful and so Spring-like! Whoever you give it to will be a very lucky person :)

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  6. Such a unique little creation. Whoever receives it is a very lucky person.

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  7. Love the energy that the moss creates! Love the idea of a spool for a base! Just love everything about it! Witty, arty and something that I would be delighted to own! Another triumph Diana! x

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  8. Everything you create is so original and completely captivating in a natural and original way, Diana. I am just so delighted to have this lovely blog to visit! xx

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  9. I agree with Hazel and Julie Ann your Blog has become one of my favourites to visit. Each project is delightful and heart warming. I do hope one day i have the patience to construct something as delicate as this.

    A stunning project for the challenge.

    :-) xxx

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  10. Oh my gosh I love this! I may just have to try my hand at one of these, although I don't have a spool that wonderful. So clever,and so perfect for Spring.

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  11. Diana,
    Once again you have created an amazing organic project. Just stunning.

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  12. This is sweet, wonderful way to use a sewing spool xx

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  13. It looks so intricate Diana. The birds in our garden are very noisy but it's lovely to hear them
    Lynn x

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  14. Wonderful nest, lovely idea, beautiful natural objects and colours. I love it! xx

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  15. This is truly beautiful and unique. Dee x

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  16. My partner breeds birds and let me tell you they are READY! You can hear them singing away from inside the house (he has them out in the garage/workshop with him in a big aviary)

    I absolutely adore this - so, so beautiful.

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  17. Loads of birds nesting in our garden too, and doing their crazy show off dancing routines! Haven't seen any on top of spools yet tho! Lol

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  18. Sorry I missed this...an absolute delight! Ruth

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