It's super easy to do and doesn't require any crafty bone in your body. I promise.
- White stuff to put in the bottom (fake snow, sugar, epsom salt, or normal salt)
- Glass bowl (any shape is fine, my nana's is in a glass urn).
- Little ornaments (for the "eggs")
- Birds nest
So all I did was collect some evergreen-y twigs and pine stuff from a tree in her yard (well okay, she did this for me). Then we used some expired salt the previous owners of this house left. I was never comfortable actually ingesting it so this was a good use. The rest of the stuff can be found at Hobby Lobby (I got my glass bowl from there for $6 on sale). The birds, nest, and ornaments are less than $10.
Then you just pour in your "snow", plunk down some greenery, pop in your nest and eggs, and then perch your birdies wherever you want!
I liked one of them being perched on the rim of the glass. The kitten keeps knocking it over though.
I put the extra greenery awkwardly on the dresser. I am not crafty enough to make it look nice. Maybe it's my brand/breed of evergreen. My living room looks very christmas-y now. This picture also highlights how dry the coffee table currently is.
Anyhow, it's easy to do, cheap, and it makes me happy to see it! :)
The funny thing is that Rhoda at Southern Hospitality posted another remake of the very same article my Nana used! I read it a few minutes ago and sent her the link to this page too. That's so funny. Everyone likes bird bowls this year haha!
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