Friday, April 10, 2009

Next Spring. . .

. . . I want to make this nest. It starts as a basket then you embellish it with twigs. But then knowing me, if I start on it now, maybe I'll have it done by next spring - chagrined.

Birch Nest How-To Courtesy of Martha Stewart
1. Start with a wooden basket that is 8 or 12 inches in diameter. Gather a bundle of birch branches. Cut off the fine tips, then cut the branches into varying lengths (6 to 12 inches).
2. Using 24-gauge brown wire, secure the end of a branch to the base of the basket. Bend the branch along the basket's curve, wiring every 4 or 5 inches so that loose ends stick out. Repeat with remaining branches, overlapping them to conceal the basket.


Trevlyn said...

That is so amazing!!! Love it!

Hezstone said...

What a darling idea! And you did such a beautiful job! It was great to see you yesterday AS USUAL! hope your enrichment night went well. xx


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