Wednesday, April 6, 2011

...speciman art...nests...

Figured I had to throw my hat into the speciman-art ring...

I love these little "nests"...I think I've mentioned before just how much I love the texture of burlap...

I had this frame sitting around...I just flipped the corrugated cardboard that came in it to the white side, removed the glass, marked off some measurements, got out my glue gun & went to work, twisting & gluing, twisting & gluing thin strips of burlap until I had these little guys. The "nests" themselves looked a little bare, so I tossed in a couple of faux robin's eggs.

Super-easy, super-fast, super-free spring art... oh, yeah.

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Fishtail Cottage Best Blogger Tips

Maggie~ so adoring this charming piece of art! very very very sweet. xoox, tracie

Breanna and Matt Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea! I just might have to try this! Thanks for sharing.

Kelli @ RTSM Best Blogger Tips

This is seriously adorable! I love the one with the eggs in it!

Randi Best Blogger Tips

That seriously might be the cutest specimen art I've seen. I love it. I love that you just put the eggs in one.

Visiting from The CSI Project.

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living Best Blogger Tips

How creative and cute!

Nike@ChooseToThrive Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely adorable! Those tiny blue eggs are so ridiculously cute!

Megan Best Blogger Tips

How clever to use the burlap. I might have to try this!

Jaimee Best Blogger Tips

I love this!!

Amanda Best Blogger Tips

This looks fantastic, the eggs are such a lovely touch!

JamieS Best Blogger Tips

ok, that's adorable!

Terry Best Blogger Tips

This is fabulous. I love the nests out of burlap and I agree that the eggs make it. Nice!

Sweet Little Smoothie Best Blogger Tips

Oh my how I love this!! And! Oh yay, I have everything on hand to make it this weekend :) Thanks for sharing!

ps - I'm your newest follower :)

Pamela Best Blogger Tips

This is just such a special idea. Birds and nests are so "my thing." I can't wait to try this.

New GFC follower.

My Garden of Eden Best Blogger Tips

That is SO SO SO cute!!! I would LOVE for you to link up at:

What's in Your Garden



Chelsea {twotwentyone} Best Blogger Tips

This is too cute and creative! I love it! I'm a new follower!

amyg @ My 3 Monsters Best Blogger Tips

I. Love. This! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kelsee Best Blogger Tips

Over from Tatertots and Jello. I love this idea! So simple, cute and just.... CUTE!!! Thanks for the inspiration! -Kelsee

Tausha Best Blogger Tips

This is darling! I love it! How very clever of you!I can't wait to see what else you have come up with on this blog. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Please, stop by sometime and say hello! Have a wonderful weekend!

Prairie Patch Best Blogger Tips

Wow, these are so adorable! I'm seriously going to be copying this project. So easy, yet so elegant looking.

Thanks for sharing!

Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

~april Best Blogger Tips

this is a super idea and the eggs are quite a unexpected and lovely suprise!

Vivienne @ the V Spot Best Blogger Tips


Michelle@Somedaycrafts Best Blogger Tips

Wow! This is beautiful! I will be featuring this at today. I absolutely adore this! Grab my "featured" button.

Lorie Best Blogger Tips

I had pictured one in my head that I wanted to make and this is it exactly! I love that you used burlap for the nests! That is brilliant! I am going to share a link on my blog tomorrow!

The Loops Best Blogger Tips

I'm a new follower from somday crafts. so cute!

{Peppermint Plum} Best Blogger Tips

This is definitely the best specimen art around. So simple, yet SO stunning! It's just lovely. Amazing job! :)

-Annie (PeppermintPlum)

Tristin @ Two Girls Being Crafty Best Blogger Tips

SO cute--I think this is the best specimen art I've seen to date! (and I've seen a lot!)

The Answer Is Chocolate Best Blogger Tips

Oh I just love this ! Simple and elegant!

Karen the Savvy Suburbanite @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb Best Blogger Tips

I love rosettes- I used them on my spring wreath for my front door! Come and link this up to my new link party-workshop wednesday @ goobyecityhellosuburbs

Mindy Best Blogger Tips

Adorable! I think that's the cutest use of burlap I've seen in blogland!!! =)

Found you at Goodbye City, Hello Suburbs.

Tammy @ she wears flowers Best Blogger Tips

Saw this on Redberry Barn and I LOVE it! I'm with the previous comment--the cutest use of burlap in Blog Land! ;) The texture of burlap really bugs me, but I would brave it to make this. Thanks so much!!

Mandy Best Blogger Tips

what a neat idea! super cute!!!

Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb Best Blogger Tips

Maggie thanks for linking you project to Workshop Wednesday! Where do you find the time with 3 children? I have one but when he takes a nap I clean... I hope to see you back next week @ goobyecityhellosuburbs

Kira Best Blogger Tips

Okay, you get the gold prize for my favorite Easter craft of the year. Seriously love this... enough to even maybe copy you. So clever!

Cheryl Overton Best Blogger Tips

Love your blog! This project is awesome - I hope you don't mind, I shared it here:

Ambika Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful. The colors, the idea, wow!

SueB Best Blogger Tips

beautious - thanx for the inspiration!

{molly beth} Best Blogger Tips

just discovered your blog. i LOVE this craft! it belongs in my apartment. people joke that i live in a nest... it's kind of true. come check out my blog on fashion, interiors, and all things gluten-free.


Angela Best Blogger Tips

any chance you would make one for sale? i’d love to buy it!! Let me know.

maggie@midwesternsewinggirl Best Blogger Tips


Angela, girl...if you want it, it's me at - thanks!!!

Amanda Best Blogger Tips

Congrats! You are in the top 10 at Today's Top 20! Voting will end tomorrow at Midnight! Good luck! And Congrats! :)


Tracy Suzanne Best Blogger Tips

Good Morning Maggie, I adore this art piece. I was wondering if I could show it on my post today. It's about wall art that I'm crazy about and this definitely fits that category! I don't want to run the post with your picture until I get your okay.

Thanks for sharing such a cute idea.
Hugs...Tracy :)

Tracy Suzanne Best Blogger Tips

I could have left you my url.

I'm also having a couple of giveaways if you'd like to stop by and enter.

Judy Best Blogger Tips

I found your project on Pinterest. I just love it. You have definitely inspired me.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} Best Blogger Tips

Saw this on pinterest as well. . blogging about it tomorrow as my inspiration! Thank you.

Jeff, Chelsea & Rustin Best Blogger Tips

So cute! What color is the paint that you painted the frame?

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