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The faeries have been busy again. This time they have taken over a bird's nest. You just never know what you will find when you go walking in the woods in December.
The florist shops and garden centers have a lot of natural types of Christmas items out this year. I thought it would be fun to create a Tiny Village in a birdsnest. I have set it on a wine glass. That allows for some height but also gave me a place to tuck the battery for the lights in so it is invisible. I used a small set of warm white LED lights on thin silver wires that I purchased at Joann's. I fed the lights up through the bottom of the nest.
The first step in this project is of course to assemble then buildings then glitter the walls. Next I put snow and glitter on the roofs. I purchased a roll of bleached white cotton from the drug store. You can find it in the first aid supplies. After tearing it to the size needed I set it in the nest. Next I glued the buildings in place. After the glue was completely dry I sprinkled some fine crystal glitter over the cotton and sprayed with hair spray to fix the glitter in place.
I used a tooth pick to find the small hole that is in the bottom of each building. I widened the hole enough to slip a light up inside the building. The extra lights were coiled underneath the cotton. They help create and extra glow with the soft light coming from under the cotton snow.
|photo copyright Karin Corbin 2013|
The little trees are made from silver tinsel pipe cleaners that have been brushed with glue and sprinkled with soft green glitter. I double over and then twist together the two strands so the trees are nice and full.
I used some moss that is on a wire mesh, another floral supply purchase, along with few sprigs of glittered artificial ferns to create a base for the bird's nest to nestle on.
Vintage Mica Snow for some added texture and sparkle completed the project. Photo from the Vintage Mica Website.