Monday, March 21, 2011

Sheet.Music Nest

I have yet another sheet-music craft to share with you... it's cute and perfect for Summer!

*for other sheet-music projects, click HERE!

To get started, you will need:::
A glass or ceramic bowl,  saran wrap, another bowl for glue solution, paper or sheet music

First, cover your work-surface with either tinfoil or parchment paper, to avoid a sticky mess.
Take a glass bowl [the size you want your nest] and wrap it in saran wrap, wrapping the outside and bottom, and folding the edges into the inside of the bowl. 
Next, take another glass bowl. In it mix water, [approx. 1/4 cup] and two good squeezes of regular glue together. [*I added some tacky glue in addition]  Make sure to mix it well.
Cut strips of paper, different sizes. Soak the paper in the glue solution, until thoroughly wet. 

With the bowl face-down, start covering the bowl with the strips, laying & pressing them in different directions.  Do so until the bowl is completely covered.  Let the bowl dry.

While the bowl or "nest" is still a little damp, gently pull it off the bowl, pulling on the saran wrap.
 As you can see, the bowl lost some of its shape after taking the SW off. {far right pic.}

I "groomed" a few pieces of paper that were too long, and set it back on the bowl [on top of a glass] to dry a little longer.....  Now, the little cutie is showcasing my eggs!

Happy Tuesday!


  1. What an adorable project! Love it! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for following my blog too :-)

  2. Oh this is really cute! I'm going to give it a try!

  3. Realy like the sheet music to make one for me...maybe for other too. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a God Filled Day

  4. This is so cute, and I love nests! I bookmarked this and am definitely going to make it. (I found this through the "Not Just a Housewife" link party.)

  5. That is fabulous! I want to try this. I am your latest follower!! :)

  6. we are thanking the LORD as well for SPRING! it's wonderful.

    LOOK at you & your music sheet nest. it turned out wonderful. beautifully done.

    thanks for linking up to the SPRING FLING!


  7. What a sweet idea. I love it. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

  8. This doesn't really fit the theme of my party, but I wanted to tell you how pretty I think your nest is. :)

  9. Cutest idea.. I am a new follower over from IF..

  10. Happy Social Parade Friday! I am your newest follower,

  11. Oh I love it! I'm your newest Social Parade follower!

  12. That turned out so cute! Perfect for Easter.

  13. That came out really nice. Would make great gift to any music lover. Visiting from Sew Chatty.

  14. We must think alike! I just posted a similar nest copied from the Country Living April edition tutorial. I like your version. I invite you to come on over to my blog and sneak a peek at mine. Found you via Craft-O-Maniac...Tiff

  15. Very Shabby Chic!!!I'd love it if you would
    link up over at the glitter party!

  16. This looks like such a fun project! I love it.

  17. This looks like a great Easter project! Thanks for linking up to last weeks Tutorial Tuesday last week I hope you come and link up again next week!

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