I wanted to make a special ornament for my mother-in-law because she has been under a lot of stress lately… just a little pick me up. I scoured Pinterest for some old German traditions, something she might remember from her childhood, and came across the tradition of placing a bird’s nest in the Christmas tree and ran with that!
This is what I used to make it. I couldn’t find anything else “donut” shaped so I ended up going with a puppy chew ring for the shape of the next lol… it worked!
Because it was way out of season for any sort of egg decoration, I ended up mixing up two colours of polymer clay and rolled it into three little eggs for the next. Once they were formed, I baked them on a piece of tin foil at 200 degrees until they were hard. It took about an hour.
While the eggs “cooled,” I cut a piece of cardboard and hot glued it to one side of the chew ring to make a bottom for the nest.
And then started to hot glue the moss onto the ring and cardboard to make my nest. Then I added some ribbon as a hanger and a cute little bow.
I hot glued the little eggs into the middle of the nest.
I made a print out of a poem I found to go with it after I added a nice Christmas border to it, rolled it up like a scroll and attached to the outside of the package.
And then wrapped it up pretty for her! She was really happy when I gave it to her!