Love Warms Every Nest Springtime Vignette for Petaloo International
Hello, Friends! Don’t you just love springtime? One of my favorite things about this lovely season is the return of all the little songbirds. Birds will build a nest in the oddest spots. Last year, a pair of bluebirds built their nest in our neighbor’s mailbox, and all anxiously anticipated the arrival of those baby birds. Thinking about this inspired me to make this Love Warms Every Nest Springtime Vignette for Petaloo International.
Lovebirds Nesting in a Rusty Wagon
I’ve been saving this little metal wagon for just the right project. After treating it with Prima Rust Paste, it was filled with a bed of Spanish Moss. Then I added this cute little bird nest. Next I painted some miniature eggs with Distress Oxide Ink and added them to the nest. Then I had the best time creating a garden full of pretty Petaloo flowers in shades of purple, green and white.
Love Warms Every Nest: Building the Base
Earlier this year, I happened across a fabulous clearance sale at Michael’s where I found this chunky 4″ x 4″ canvas which was perfect for the base of my vignette. I covered it with a green floral print from Graphic 45’s Place in Time Deluxe Collector’s Edition. Then I wrapped it with these lovely bird feathers. Next, the top was covered with more Spanish Moss and more pretty flowers and butterflies.
The chipboard tag is attached to a mini chalkboard that is in turn attached to a clothespin. This way, I can just clip the tag onto the side of the wagon and it stands all on its own. The tag is from Graphic 45’s A Place in Time Deluxe Collector’s Edition.
Making this sweet little vignette was almost as much fun as planting real flowers. I hope it brought some sunshine into your life, too.
You can find a supply list at the end of this post.
Thanks for stopping by!
- Petaloo Flowers
- Graphic 45 A Place in Time Deluxe Collector’s Edition
- Prima Rust Paste
- Tiny Eggs and Bird Nest
- Moss Green Gingham Ribbon
- Spanish Moss
- 4x4x2 chunky canvas or block of wood
- Rustic Wagon
- Hot Glue Gun
- Mini Chalkboard (from my stash)
- Clothespin (from my stash)