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How to Make A Lovely Embroidered Bird Nest with Paper Mache

Marvelous Easy Paper Mache Embroidered Bird Nest

We are going to transform a plain balloon, using embroidery to decorate into a bird nest. I love birds if can't tell.
This bird's nest is a shabby chic way to cozy up any room in your home.
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"Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than the birds?" Matthew 6:26
YES, you are more valuable than the birds and you deserve time to create with the studio.

Quick List
Recycled Newspaper
Masking Tape
Specialty paper and Elmer's Glue
Paint Brushes
Hanger (Ribbon)

1 Creating a Bird Nest Armature
Blow up a balloon any size you like.

2 Paper Mache Strips and Paste
Embrodiered Nestpaper macheDuring your first stripping session cover the armatures all over with 4 layers of paper mache strips dipped in your easy paper mache paste. Once covered set the armature aside to completely dry.
Your nest armature must be completely dried before adding more wet paper mache strips.
More Paper Mache
Paper Mache: Cover with 8 to 9 more layers of paper mache strips and let it completely dry before moving on. If your Bird Nest are not strong enough add more strips and let those completely dry.
Below you will find the recipes and steps.
embroidered nest finishedQuick Link to Paper Mache Paste Recipe: http://goo.gl/BH5lgM

3. Cut the Opening
Draw a circle for the opening a careful cut the circle out and remove. Now finish the rough edges with white paper with glue.
Seal your paper mache with varnish for protection, spray on 1 coat and let it dry.

4. Embroider Your Bird Nest
Embrodiered Nest stitchingFinish your nest with bright cross stitch thread in any design you like, they are just lovely.
Find a little bird to accent your nest and hot glue gun the bird in the opening or wherever you like.
I hope you have been inspired to create something wonderful out of PAPER MACHE today.
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