A couple of years ago I dedicated an entire post to how much I hate Easter decorations. I’ve recently realized I don’t hate ALLLL Easter decorations. Just the ugly ones. Which means pretty much anything in pastels.
So I decided to take the rabbit by the ears and come up with a few ways to decorate for Easter that didn’t involve pink rabbits wearing plaid overalls sitting on my counter.
Now around Easter, I drag out the few things I’ve made that give a sense of spring and renewal, without making me feel like I’ve just had a Barium swallow.
2 years ago my pride and joy was the “Dirty Old Bird’s Nest“. A real birds nest I found on the porch, which I brought inside and displayed on a glass pedestal.
Last year I made the Moss Wreath with dyed brown eggs.
After running those two posts, I found a lot of people were afraid of real birds nests. Mites and bugs and just ick I suppose. It didn’t bother me at all, but for those of you who want a quick and dirty birds nest (without the worry of it actually being dirty) try this little trick.
Grab a length of grapevine (I had some in my basement from Christmas) and just wrap it into the shape of a bird’s nest. I didn’t glue it, wire it or tape it. It’s so picky and hooky it just sticks in the shape you want.
All the charm and none of the pesky microorganisms that can be found in a real bird’s nests. If you *do* use a real nest and you’re worried about mites and such, just put it in a plastic bag and shove it in the freezer for the day.
For those of you who have no intention of making a grapevine bird’s nest … I took the liberty of taking the picture in front of a few books and the book case. I hope trying to decipher what some of the books are has kept you entertained for the duration of this post.