Sunday, August 26, 2007
So the hunt for the perfect nest for the baby shower favors has begun. I absolutely loved the pic of the favor that Martha made so I wanted to mimic it as close as possible and with as many craft stores as there are today how hard could it be to find a nest just like that one? Not to mention the plethura of online resources at our finger tips. Even if I cannot find a nest like that surely I can order exactly what I want from some sort of floral supply company online right?
Boy, was I wrong!
First stop was Joann Fabric. Yeah, I know the keyword there is "fabric" -but they also carry TONS of other stuff - but apparently not bird nests. I did find the ribbon I wanted though for my diaper cakes...another post there. And I found some nest type materials...spanish moss and brown shredded crinkle cut paper.
Next stop, Michael's and Hobby Lobby. Both conveniently located next door to each other. Hobby Lobby - no luck -but I did find bees!
So on to Michael's, where alas! I found a bird's nest - but was not what I wanted at all. It was fabricated from a light tan straw like material - not anything like the dark twigs that made up Martha's mock-up. Not to mention that they were priced at about $1.20 a piece and with an estimated 40 guests..that puts me out of my budget for a nest I do not even like.
But all was not lost. I did find little .20 cent grape vine wreaths. They have a hole in the middle...but I think I can use them to fabricate the nest I want. So I bought some burlap too...If I can hot glue burlap circles to the bottom of the wreaths and then stuff the wreath with spanish moss I have a nest that at least looks similar to what I want! Haven't actually tried this yet...but that will be another post.