Friday, March 12, 2010


Today I crafted with Leslie and we got a lot done!  We made this hanging nest {there are eggs in the bucket}.  We saw this idea somewhere and I can find our reference or I would link to it {I will update when I find it}
It was super easy to make:
1 bucket
3 types of ribbon {we also used tulle}
Excelsor filling
Leslie is really good at making bows, so she made mine.  She just attached it with hot glue to the bottom of the bucket.
After she left, I decided to make some tags to go with it.  {one for me, one for Leslie}
I used canvas as the base of the tag.  Inked the edges with black.  I had some paper that looked like grass to me... I love the little alphabet stickers by EK Success.  Then I just used a sharpie and wrote "blessings".  Super easy!!
Leslie and I were inspired by Becky's nest in her sifter.  See it here on her blog:  Beyond the Picket Fence.
This is all Leslie's creation that I had to share with y'all.
She had her mother-in-law's vintage sifter and made this beautiful nest!
Thanks Becky for inspiring us!  Now I have to go find a sifter for me!!!
Have a delightful weekend!
Linking to:
Tatertots and Jello
My Romantic Home
That's So Cuegly: Craft Concoction
The Shabby Nest: Frugal Friday
Funky Junk Interiors

The Shabby Chic Cottage


  1. What a darling hanging nest you created....perfect for Easter and Spring.
    Love the vintage sifter idea too....very clever.

  2. VERY cute! stopped in from new friend friday...look forward to getting to know you--shaunna :)

  3. You have the best ideas! I found you through New Friend Friday, and I am going to follow you....great blog!


  4. DARLING JEN~ LOVE IT LOVE IT! way to go!

  5. Hey this is soo cute. what a great job you did. I love how it looks and that you could do it in every color. but the colors you chose look wonderful!
    You have a great blog too!

  6. Thanks so much for the linky love! Great sifter!

  7. Love those baskets! thanks for following me! I'm also definitely following you too!

  8. OH HOW I LOVE tin pails! and leslie IS good at making bows! Beautiful combo ladies!

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I LOVE your blog and all your fun ideas. I'm glad to know another fellow arkansas blogger! (and UCA bear!)

  10. Love this! super simple-yet big impact!
    Your tags are darling.
    So-have you had you-r RS activity yet? I want to hear all about it. In fact-if you have nots on the whole thing-I would love if you would share. I am the Enrichement Leader-or whatever they call me now-I love fun ideas like this!!

  11. Visiting from TGC, love your bucket craft! Stop by and visit my blog too my new friend!

  12. Such a cute idea! I love the bow on the bottom!

  13. These are so cute. I love that bucket!! Thanks for linking up to Spring has Sprung at Fun to Craft.

  14. That is totally cute! The tags rock!!

  15. What a cute idea...LOVE! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment! I am glad to find your blog :)

  16. Love those bird's nests...thanks for sharing! Such pretty Easter decorations too.

    Jane @ FF

  17. You are the craftiest! I love all of your projects!!!

    Thanks for linking up to my party. I really appreciate it!