How-To Make a Nest from Twine
I am smitten, smitten I tell you with twine. It’s utter simplicity is appealing. Something about the symmetrically wrapped up ball screams my name. I have, in the past, been known to buy said balls of twine and just keep them….do nothing with them…just ‘put’ them in my craft area and look at them. I’m strange…I know…but sometimes I hate to disrupt the perfection of something…whether it be ribbon, fabric, thread, yarn or twine…but….I am getting over that. NOW, I bust open and use what I have. It’s better than not using it and dusting it or blowing the dust off of whatever it is that I refuse to use.
Life Lesson ~ Use What You Got!
So now, it’s time to learn how easy it is to Make a Nest from Twine
glue (school glue like Elmer’s works for this)
1/4 cup of cornstarch
1/8 cup warm water
1. Mix the cornstarch and water in a small bowl.
2. Add glue just until it is a thinner consistency but NOT watery.
3. Line a bowl with plastic wrap. This will be the mold for your nest.
4. Place the twine into the bowl with the glue mixture and mush it around in there so that all of the twine is covered with glue.
5. Start wrapping the twine in the bottom center of the bowl lined with plastic wrap and shape your nest.
6. Allow to dry ~ this may take several days so be patient!
Display your lovely creation with some natural brown-colored ‘grass’ inside and some little speckled eggs.