Monday, June 23, 2008
Shower decorations are finally on the "table".
I have been going through the house finding all our bird themed decorations for the buffet. I found some of the antique iron birds and some garden birds. These are just a few.
The bird's nest candle holders needed a little refinement. These candle holders were created to be used to outdoors. They have short chains to hang from trees or porches.
I first removed the chains so they look more realistic. I added small glass leaves I found in the jewelry section of the local craft store.
Using a small jewelry tool or needle nose pliers, open the small wire hoop at the top of the leaf.
Feed the end of the wire from the leaf through the wire of your "birds nest" in several places. Pinch the loop closed to keep them in place.
Grouping a few leaves together makes the nest look like little tree branches were stuck through out the nest during the creation.
Before and After
With the candle glowing the leaves come alive. The nest will look beautiful on the buffet nestled within the lifts and levels.