...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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48 comments

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

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

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

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  4. 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.

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

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

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  7. I love this!!
    craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

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

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

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  10. 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 :)

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

    New GFC follower.

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

    What's in Your Garden
    http://my-gardenofeden.blogspot.com/2011/04/whats-in-your-gardenlinky-party-4.html

    Thanks!!

    Abbi

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

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  14. I. Love. This! Thanks for the inspiration!

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

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  16. 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!

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

    Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers,
    Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

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

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

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  20. 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!

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

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

    -Annie (PeppermintPlum)

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

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  24. Oh I just love this ! Simple and elegant!

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  25. 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

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

    Found you at Goodbye City, Hello Suburbs.

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  27. 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!!

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  28. what a neat idea! super cute!!!

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  29. 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

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  30. 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!

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  31. Love your blog! This project is awesome - I hope you don't mind, I shared it here:
    http://www.writeclickscrapbook.com/write_click_scrapbook/

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  32. Beautiful. The colors, the idea, wow!

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  33. beautious - thanx for the inspiration!

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  34. 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.

    xoxo,
    http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

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

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  36. @Angela

    Angela, girl...if you want it, it's yours...email me at twolittlemonkeysboutique@hotmail.com - thanks!!!

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

    Amanda
    www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

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  38. 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 :)

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  39. I could have left you my url. http://cottonpickincute.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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

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