Hey, hey lovely ladies! Right now, I am still trying to maintain a $0 craft budget, and only use things I already have onhand, at least for the most part. I am absolutely in LOVE with the new Robin's nest trend that I'm seeing everywhere in blogland! I have been coming up with several Spring projects I want to do that involve nests. The one I am about to tell you about I think is absolutely adorable for any age! One or 2 of these Robin's Nest Hair pins would be perfect in any girl's Easter basket!
These are the material I used:
- Bobby pin (the kind I used are from Hobby Lobby and have a little round tab on one end to make is easier to embellish, but a regular bobby pin will be fine, too)
- 18 gauge tin copper wire
- beads to use as eggs
- blue craft paint for the "eggs" (I used FolkArt Deep Ocean Blue)
- brown spray paint (craft paint will work, too)
- hot glue gun
Next, I took my brown paint and barely sprayed over the nest. While the paint was wet, I sprinkled glitter over it. This gave it a sparkly, silvery-brown color. I wanted to use a little brown, so it would still have the appearance of a bird's nest. The glitter seemed to dress it up a little, and just made it look prettier. :)
While my little nest was drying, I painted a few beads blue to use as eggs. I used my wire to "string" the beads while I painted them. It made it a little easier. I also sprinkled my "eggs" with just a little glitter. When the light hits them they appear to be speckled like a Robin's egg.
After all of the paint dried, I glued the beads onto the nest, trying to place the beads so the the holes wouldn't be visible. One hole could still be seen, so I filled it with glue and painted over it.
Since my nest was complete at this point, I then used my hot glue gun and glued the nest onto the bobby pin. I will be listing a few of these on Etsy soon. Check them out if you want some for your Easter baskets, or for yourself! :) Happy Spring! I can't wait for all of you Lovelies to see the next few Spring projects I am going to share with you all soon!