Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Inspired by...

the cost of the darling little bird's nest and eggs we saw in a shop this past week. While the originals (last photo here) were hinged wooden boxes with glass windows, ours were cardboard jewelry display boxes with glass windows but no hinges. We did use some 1924 sheet music I bought and some MME's papers. We turned our corners down and found frames on sale to glue to the tops of the box lids. These took Linda and I about 30 minutes to make and about 1/4 the cost. It is a shame when items are so overpriced, that it is cheaper to make them oneself. The originals were priced at $35 and up.




6 comments:

Mary-Beth said...

Jules, I love these!!! Beautiful!! I am a sucker for birds and nests!

Shar said...

These are awesome!

Pam in Moncton said...

Oh those are wonderful!
Pam

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Lyneen said...

these turned out GREAT... good deal on the savings.

Dawn said...

You may have had to make your own but they are stunning how on earth did you make the nest & Eggs?

wrapped some twigs up and modle clay for the eggs? I love the colours you have chosen too so much inspiration on one blog you are super talented I best go create something lol instead of looking

Love Dawn xx