Friday, September 23, 2011

Bird's Nest Card Box

  • Plain large grapevine wreath
  • Smaller grapevine wreathes (to unravel)
  • Cardboard
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Brown paint
  • Foam brush
  • Assorted moss
  • Cropadile/Hole punch
  • Twist ties/barked wire

It took a break from the project, some fresh supplies and another viewing of Midsummer Night's Dream to get me started again. This time with a much bigger wreath. The nice thing about my enchanted woods decor is it's supposed to be imperfect and natural looking. It takes some pressure off. I kind of feel like I cheated this time because it was sooooo much easier than my failed first attempt. I will warn you though, working with moss gets very messy.

I turned the wreath on it's side. I cut a piece of cardboard (old Amazon box) the size of the opening (yay, recycling!). I painted the cardboard brown with acrylic paint and a foam brush. I coated it in spray adhesive I placed the wreath on top and started placing moss and twigs on the sticky surface. I poked holes in the corners of the cardboard and fed wire ties through to hold the cardboard to the wreath. The best part is I can untwist the wire and re-use the wreth after the wedding. There really wasn't much to it. I plan on letting it sit with books on it for a few more hours and then I may add some more decoration to the main wreath (nest) part. I will be making a cute little sign to the affect of thanks for feathering our nest/adding to our nest egg. It'll be cuter than it sounds. I assure you Mike will roll his eyes and sigh, but I will be pleased.

First DIY project for the actual wedding itself, done! Hurray. With cards in it!


  1. how do the cards go in?

    they just sit on top?

  2. It came out really great! I'm with soon-to-be though, maybe I'm missing something..? Either way, great job!
    Oh, I see, Now I get the "feathering the nest" comment, hehe.

  3. They fill in the mossy part (:

  4. Aw, that's so neat! I like it. :)

  5. Very pretty! I like your blog, can't wait to see how your wedding turns out. And I'm wee people too (4'10") and can't wear heels. I wore cowboy boots so I didn't wreck myself in heels & they were great to dance in.


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