Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ready for Spring!

I don't know about y'all, but I am so ready for spring to get here! I am not a big fan of winter, snow, or cold weather in general. With that thought in mind, I was browsing through a catalog I received in the mail that features lots of spring time items. I'm not sure how I ended up getting this catalog, as I've never ordered anything from them due to their rather high prices. They have some really nice things, just not in my budget right now! This little piece really caught my eye:

It is a set of 2 pictures featuring yellowed sheet music backgrounds with little bird's nests in the center. So cute! But at $39.99 plus shipping and handling for the pair, it's a bit pricey for me. So I set out to create a much more affordable version and here's what I came up with:

Please forgive the poor quality of the pictures. I really need a new camera! And, these photos were taken at night, so the lighting is not the greatest. I tried one with the flash on, and it was horrible. So this is the best I can do right now.

Anyways, my version only cost me around $5.00 to make! I bought an 8 X 10 plain wooden certificate frame from the Dollar Tree. I had the spray paint and the ribbon on hand from a previous project so that was free. I copied some sheet music I had on hand on some yellowed card stock. I already had this on hand as well. I found a set of two little bird's nests at Hobby Lobby for $2.99 and I purchased a package of mixed colored plastic bird's eggs at the same place for less than $2.

It was an easy project. I spray painted the frame and sanded it lightly to give it a somewhat worn look. Then I glued the sheet music to the cardboard backing that came with the frame. I cut a length of my ribbon and hot glued it to the front and back of the top of my frame. Then I glued three of my little eggs in the nest and hot glued the nest to the center of my sheet music. I then tied a bow out of another piece of ribbon and hot glued it to the top of my frame. That's it! I'm pleased with how this turned out and may make a smaller one so that I will have a set like the ones in the catalog.

I'm linking up with these great parties this week. Click on the image to go check out all the great things people are working on!



Until next time. . .


  1. I think it's so fun when you can recreate something from a catalog or store! It sure beats the high price tag! I just love this project! And I know what you mean, I have major spring fevor! We're getting a taste of it here in Nebraska but it will get colder by the weekend.

    Thanks so much for joining in on Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays!!

  2. This is a very cute project for Spring! I may need to run to Hobby Lobby this week! I'm ready for something different! ♥

  3. Donna,
    How clever of you!! Your's is just as nice.

  4. Donna, I love this project. It is a breath of spring. I am going to make my own version of this too. What great inspiration! Thanks! I am so happy I stopped by.

  5. Thank you for sharing Donna. Love how your project turned out!

  6. You saw this look and did an outstanding job on making it on the cheap...come by and share it with all of us at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY.


  7. Great copy and for a lot less money. Great job. Thanks for joining the party.

  8. What a cute project! I am your newest follower.

    Susan and Bentley

  9. Cute cute! I love to give and get homemade things....... there is just something about the love that goes into homemade...

  10. Looks great! You did a wonderful job! TFS!

  11. Thanks for sharing this Donna, I may give it a try!

  12. Oh Donna, that is so danged cute! I am just now getting my Easter/spring out to decorate. This would be simple, cheap, and really look good. I think you should make another smaller one like the picture. That makes a sweet little statement. I like getting those catalogs, but only for ideas. Some of those prices are outrageous!