This year I really wanted to create Easter nests instead of baskets for the boys. I went on a hunt to make a traditional style nest when I saw these burlap bags at Paper Source. I thought, why not make hanging nest? In case you haven’t heard, madness is genius. While the average child might be a bit confused by these concoctions, my boys will know exactly what they are because we found one in our woods with tiny birds going in and out of it! I think I’ll hang them in the tree outside on Easter Morning and pretend like they’re real :)
Photograph by Brian Rockwell
Bushtit birds make their nests out of spiderweb and lichen. Isn’t that ingenious? I read recently about a woman who would comb her golden hair and leave it in a rose bush every year, and all the birds would use it to line their nests. (It was in Nests: fifty nests and the birds that built them.) I love the idea of birds finding bits of fluff from hither and thither. I wonder if any have ever used a cocoon!
These burlap bags were about $4 each, the moss and lichen was in my backyard, and the feathers were from an old craft. I used elmer’s glue (not spider web) to stick all the fluff on. I felt like a bird!