Ideas and inspiration can come from anywhere… even when you’re not looking!
I was fraying the edges of burlap pillows (tutorial to come) and ended up with a pile of burlap string. The pillows I was making were in two different colors of burlap, so the pile looked kinda cool. In my head, it looked like the makings of a bird nest!
Now my head was now spinning! 😉 Here’s how I made a nest from burlap strings…
First, I put all the frayed burlap strings in a plastic bowl.
Then I frayed even more burlap…
And added some pieces of twine and cut-up pages from an old book left over from a project.
Once I had a bowl full of burlap, twine and book pages, I mixed Elmer’s Glue with water to thin it out.
Next, I poured the watered down glue into the bowl of string and paper. I swirled it around and even got my hand in there to disperse the glue a bit.
After the mixing was done, I began pressing the mixture in a bowl, adding pieces of clumped burlap string to the bottom, then the sides, in a circular motion.
I let the nest dry overnight. The next day, I carefully removed it from the bowl and viola! A bird’s nest!
So easy! And it didn’t cost a thing. Love that. I will show you what I did with the bird nest soon…
Inspiration can come from anywhere! Even in burlap strings. 😉