Birds Nest Collage by Linda Peterson

Birds Nest Collage by Linda Peterson

In this project, Linda uses flea market finds to create a hanging collage.  Have a search around your house to see what items you can give a little makeover to – or have fun treasure hunting at your local flea market.  Featured on Creative Life TV.

Watch Linda’s super cool Bird’s Nest Collage YouTube video tutorial!

Linda’s note:  I used a chicken wire heart basket that I had left over from a previous project.  You could also use a small bird cage, or you could collage the elements into a shadow box.  Be creative and think outside the box!


Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Basket or small birdcage or shadow box
Small bird
Paper flowers
Cheese cloth
4 x 6 piece of cardboard
Small picture or poem
Distress ink – vintage paper
Page from old book
24” organza ribbon or other ribbon of choice
Spanish Moss
Miscellaneous embellishments of choice

Tear the top paper from the cardboard to reveal the pattern below.
Distress the edges of the poem/picture.   Glue the book page and the photo on top of the cardboard.
Glue on some cheese cloth to bottom edge.  Arrange flowers, Spanish moss,  bird and any additional elements as desired.  Glue in place.
Insert collage into frame, basket or birdcage and finish arranging.I snipped the wires on the back of the chicken wire basket to form an opening.  Twist wires together with pliers to close the hole after inserting the collage.
Tie ribbon to the top of the heart basket to hang if desired.

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