Creative NEST Picture

In the winter, Hubby and I get a bit of cabin fever and we go antiquing and junkin'.

We can usually just do a day trip and hit places that are not in our town that we don't visit all that often.

As luck would have it, and on the very first stop, we got most of our purchases.

Hubby found an aluminum ladle and I knew I could do something fun with it.

Next I found (all bundled together) old cookie cutters that spelled out the word N-E-S-T!

Well don't you know my creative mind got to working overtime and I knew what I was going to do with these as soon as I got home!

First, I paint black and white checks on the outside edge of the cookie cutters, just because I love the look.

Then I made a nest out of glue and old folded book page slivers for the ladle.
I rummaged though my collection of frames and found a long skinny one. I painted it Old Ochre with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint. I then covered the backing with burlap.
Then all I had to do was glue it all together. I did wire the handle of the ladle to the backer board.
Isn't it just adorable?

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  1. It is just adorable! You are so talented.

  2. That is so cute! Perfect Spring decor. Visiting from the Charm of Home. Have a lovely weekend.

  3. Oh I just adore this! What a great idea for using all of those upcycled and repurposed items.. You and your hubby must be an unstoppable creative team!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  4. Very cute Terry. I love the idea of painting the checks on the cutters and putting a nest in the laddle. Love it.


  5. It is adorable. I love things like this, and the checkerboard pattern is perfect!

  6. Love it! You are so creative...love the black and white checks on the cookie cutters.

  7. Oh I just love this...is toooo darn cute ;)


  8. This such a cute idea! http://pinkgerberdaisies-kady.blogspot.com/

  9. It is adorable! So sweet ;)
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

  10. I love everything about this and have pinned it to my Home Decor board. Would love for you to stop by my blog Monday and share on the Creative Corner blog hop. Now following you via GFC. Looking forward to more of your posts.
    Holly's Stamping Addiction

  11. Heck, yes, it is. DARLING. I love anything with nests,anyway. Thanks for showing how. Linda

  12. This is so adorable. It is so clever. I still love your Mackenzie Child's painting jobs. She is going to be in Miami in May but I will be out of town - so sad! I still haven't done any painting, but thinking about it.

    Have a wonderful week,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  13. Love, love, love this! So very creative of you to come up with this from thrifted items! Adore the book page filling in the nest:)


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