31 responses to “nest making”

  1. erin

    at my school we have a robin that builds a nest in our playhouse every year. I would love to offer her materials such as this, what a great experiment for them! thank you for your idea!

  2. Team Craun

    Glorious!! Thanks for the inspiration. We tackled ours yesterday afternoon!!

  3. Marina

    Wow! Thank you so much for this post! I loved the photos of your found nests and am so excited to gather materials with my boys to make nest building kits in our own hanging baskets! Such fun!

    ..and thanks for your sweet words today on my blog… you helped make my afternoon much brighter :)


  4. childhood magic

    Clever clever mama you are.

  5. Brooke

    I think I’ll do this this spring: each year, my dog sheds heavily ~ we brush her outside and the fur always disappears quickly. A photo of what happened to it…. http://www.flickr.com/photos/36902896@N08/3558987343/

  6. Amie Plumley

    Love your ideas – my class made their own nests last year – the idea was to make a nest that was actually kind of a nest making station. Thought you might like to see. http://sewingschool.blogspot.com/2009/04/creative-classroom-nests.html

  7. April

    So funny.
    The boys and I just made a bird nesting station in the yard today after we watched some robins flying off with bits of string. We filled ours with lots of colorful yarn bits. So pretty. Then I come in and read your post.
    Happy spring.

  8. Becca

    Such a fun idea! I think we’ll be doing this!

  9. House Mother

    We started our nest making station this morning. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Looking forward to learning more about Irish birds.


  10. Catherine

    A perfect project for a rainy, cold first day of spring!
    We have a wren building its nest in a gourd birdhouse on the patio, I’m sure it would be most grateful for a convenient supply of nesting materials.

    Thanks for such a fun idea,

    Catherine :)

  11. Tricia

    I love that nest made with your dog’s toy’s stuffing. Recycling at its best :-)

    The nesting station is a lovely idea…I imagine there will be some very proud homely birds shortly.

  12. Beth

    I was brainstorming about how to create a special bird’s nest supply holder….I love your idea! I have a hanging basket up outside which I have been preparing for a pot this week! Thanks, Beth!

  13. Debbie

    Birds – what amazing creatures. Looking closely at nests is so inspiring. Makes me wonder how long I’d last out in the wilderness. I love the idea of the nesting stations. What great fun.

  14. gardenmama

    the nests are so intricate and incredible! i love the one made of mud! we once found a hummingbird nest, it was breathtaking. my dad has a nest with a tiny blue ribbon strung throughout the entire thing sitting on a shelf in his office. it is so beautiful to see these weavings!

  15. Annie

    How lucky you are to see so many different nests! I always think of the birds when I’m brushing my dog outside. Maybe we set up some nesting supplies too!

  16. Lisa Crowe

    we love nests, too! they are so special. I just love the idea of a nest making station for the birds!! we are still loving our nest from your little ladies!!!!

    have a great weekend

  17. kelly

    Beautiful nests. We’ve been admiring nests recently too!

  18. Jessica

    We’re doing this today!!!!

  19. AG Ambroult

    I’ve been meaning to do this for years now. I think is the spring we actually get it done. You have some lucky birds…

  20. Lizabeth

    this was a lovely post! beautiful pics…we’ll now be making a nest station as a spring craft. thank you!

  21. lorena

    i absolutely love this post!!!!!!!!! we always leave dryer lint out in the beds but this is way too cute and a marvelous idea!!!!!! thank you soooo much for posting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. childhood magic

    Magical mama you are!

  23. Robin

    Such a pretty post!

  24. MamaBird

    Oh, I love this post! We’re bird crazy over here right now and we’ve been planning on doing this too. Great inspiration. We’re also planning to put out a bird “buffet” of little bowls of different food (soft fruit, bird seed, bread crumbs, soaked oats, etc.) to see what they choose to eat.

  25. Erin

    I find bird’s nests so fascinating – to think that one bird made it’s nest with twigs and fluff, another will make his with shiny bits and leaves, another with spit and mud. And they are always so beautiful. Another one of God’s little wonders!

  26. Stephanie

    Love this. I went to paintcutpaste, and am so in love with the idea of balls! Just darling.
    Very excited about making them!
    xxoo Steph

  27. The Tan Family - Syrendell

    Brilliant! I love this idea. Enjoyed the link to the other site, too. You are fortunate to be able to observe the beautfiul nests.

  28. Shady Lady

    This is such an awesome idea!! Love it!

  29. Earth Girl Knits (Emily)

    This sounds so fun! We have all sorts of birdies in the backyard. I love watching them and think they would appreciate something like this. :)

  30. Joy

    What a fun idea! I’ll bet your birdies will be most appreciative. :)

  31. jen

    love your baskets! thank you for the mention of our little nest kits over at paintcutpaste.com! i also wanted to tell you that my mom bought your little yellow peep chick on etsy for novi for easter — i’m sooo excited!!! :)