Country Living Magazine is one of my favorites. The April issue featured nests made from shredded paper. After seeing this photo, I had to try this project.
(The directions can be found here.)
Feather your nest with papier-mâché
Take a page from the grade-school activity book with these delicate candy dishes, made using shredded brown lunch bags and sheets from an old dictionary.
1. Tightly cover a small bowl with plastic wrap, then flip the bowl upside down on wax paper. In another container, mix equal parts water and clear glue.
2. Dip handfuls of shredded paper into the glue mixture, then immediately lay them on the bowl until it’s covered.
3. Lightly press dry paper strips along the outside to create a “nesty” look.
4. Let dry for 12 hours; carefully pull the wrap off the bowl and away from the nest.
I’m so glad it’s the weekend. The past week has been especially busy and I’m looking forward to some down time. My mom is coming to visit on Saturday to celebrate her April 7 birthday. I’m serving dinner and then we’re going to see a local production of Phantom of the Opera. I’m not much on plays, but I’ve been told that this local production is not to be missed, so we’re going. Hope your weekend is good!
I’m sharing at Amanda’s Weekend Bloggy Reading Party, at Jen’s Weekend Wrap-Up Party at Tatertots and Jello, at Kate’s Easter Inspiration Link Party at Centsational Girl and at the CSI Project.