Recently I picked up a ball of hemp at my favorite thrift shop for 30 cents--an AMAZING bargain. Normally a ball of hemp of the size I purchased costs like $10. You better believe I snatched that hemp right up! Because it's spring time, it seems appropriate to celebrate my awesome hemp find by making a gorgeous and simple nest. Want to make one, too?
Whether you're "Type A" or "Type B", you'll appreciate this craft because you can have it your way, just like at Burger King. A Burger King ad slogan on a crafty blog? I'm lovin' it. (Did you catch that?)
Regardless of the type of nest you choose to make, you'll need the same supplies.
Mod Podge and a brush
Hemp (or jute, twine, raffia... feel free to use whatever you have on hand)
A bowl that will provide a good nest shape
Plastic wrap (to cover said bowl)
Clear spray-on sealer (optional)
For the "Type B" nest, I used the inside of the bowl because it provided better support for the nest shape.
Paint a thin layer of mod podge on the inside of your plastic-lined bowl. Then coil your hemp/jute/twine/raffia starting in the center and work your way up the bowl slightly. I dabbed mod podge over the top of the coils as I went to keep the hemp from uncoiling. Then, just start circling the bowl with the hemp in a random circular motion. Dab mod podge on as needed to help it keep the shape. Let dry and remove it from the bowl and spray with sealer if desired. There you have it!
For the "Type A" nest, I inverted the bowl and covered it with plastic wrap. I use Glad Press'n Seal plastic wrap because it sticks to objects. It's a very handy thing to keep on hand for craft projects. And leftovers, of course.
Paint a thin layer of mod podge on the outside of your plastic-lined bowl. Then coil your hemp/jute/twine/raffia starting in the center and work your down the bowl until your nest is the desired size. Dab mod podge on as needed to help it keep the shape. Let dry and remove it from the bowl and spray with sealer if you want to. There you have it!
And there you have it, DIY nests, two ways.
All of you "Type A" people are probably bothered that I have the A & B out of alphabetical order in the picture. I did it just to mess with you.
Are you a "Type A" or a "Type B" crafter? Which nest do you prefer?
If you're feeling extra crafty, keep that Mod Podge out and make some Decoupage Eggs like Sharon did last week. They'll look great in your nest!