Thursday, March 17, 2011

Altered Muffin Tin

 I've seen a few muffin tins turned bird's nests on-line of late, and since my living room is done in a bird theme I thought it would be fun to try making one myself.  Can you believe that the very day I decided to shop for an old muffin tin (at the thrift store) I found one for $1?!  I can't --- it usually takes me a while to find what I'm looking for!
I started by hot gluing a small "nest" of raffia ribbon in the bottom of each cup.
 For the eggs I took regular plastic Easter eggs and covered them with fabric strips.
The paper eggs and bird nest images are from the Graphics Fairy. The circular ones were cut with a 2 inch circle punch and layered on a coordinating piece of cardstock cut with the scallop circle nestabilities.
I also made three little paper birds to sit on three nests.  There are 3 fabric covered eggs, 3 paper eggs, 3 birds, and 3 circular nest pictures.
I started to make it something to hang on the wall - that's why you see a knotted ribbon at the top - then I got the "bright idea" to use a stand and add it to my coffee table decor.  I left the ribbon on as I like it and who knows it may end up hanging on a wall yet (as much as I change things around!!!).
This post linked to:
Paisley Passions Thrilling Thursday
Transformation Thursday
Who Made What Weekends - Party #14 
Free For All Friday 
The Weekend Review at Humble Homemaking 
Crafty Friday Mash Up
M.M.M. Monday 
Brag Monday at the Graphics Fairy 
Inspire Me Monday


Rhondi said...

Very cute! I'm so ready for Spring.

Christa said...

That's neat! I don't think I've seen any of these before. It definitely fits in with your bird theme! :)

Humble Homemaker said...

This is such a cute idea! Definately makes me think of spring. Great project. :)
Humble Homemaking
p.s. Feel free to hook up to the Weekend Review Party this weekend at Humble Homemaking!

Naturally Me Creations said...

What cute little sweet! :)

Tnx so much for stopping by to link this up at my party this weekend! :D

Michelle @ Delicate Construction said...

Came out great! What a cute idea! Visiting from Paisley Passions and I am a new follower!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Julianna said...

I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fun project! Love the idea.
visiting from the Graphics Fairy. TFS. :)

fairyrocks said...

This is just adorable, and so clever
Keep smiling and creating

Unknown said...

That is so cute! I love it!

Debbi said...

That is kind of wonderful! And it looks so cute and festive in your house! :) I love all of your creative ideas! Lucky people in your life!

Stacia said...

Love your muffin tin creation, and it looks so good on your table!

Christy said...

I'm so glad you stopped by, it brought me back here, and this is just too precious!! I love everything cupcakes, and this spring get up is too cute!

Maria said...

Oh my gosh, your project is so darn adorable and so original! I love it! It would make for a great Easter decoration! The different bird nests are so fun. . .beautiful job! Thank you for playing along in my Crafty Friday Mash Up linky party! It's always wonderful to see your creations!


tangytigglet said...

Wow! I love it!