Once I got it home, I found a heavy white plastic box tucked into a brown felt bag sewn onto the wreath behind the nest... it was a battery box - at one time this was motion-activated; the sound of chirping birds probably
I bought the wreath because the birds and flowers were nice; there were no chips or breaks and the colours not too gaudy. I just needed to make the whole thing more 'natural' somehow.
Then I remembered I already had a bag of moss I got at Michael's for 50% off to do my Easter bunny place settings. Since I barely used any of it for those tiny pots, I had nearly the whole the bag left. I also had some other moss in another bag downstairs, so this project only cost $4 with the rest found items I already had.
I began by snipping off all those nasty leaves and removed the sound box, wires and bag from behind the nest.
Next, I wrapped long strands of Spanish moss around the frame.
Then I simply tore the small Sphagnum moss into pieces and glued them into place.
I added a few branches I had on hand from a mantel display (previously taken from a tree in our yard last Fall).
This was a messy, but quick project.
A piece of rough thick twine is going to be added to the top for hanging once I leave it overnight for the glue to dry.
So what do you think?
Before and After (click to biggify):
I'm joining in on the DIY Moss Projects over at Funky Junk's!
And with Diann over at: