Friday, March 18, 2011

Twiggy Spring Decorating

I'm seeing a lot of twigs in spring decorations this year.  
How great is that?!  I have an endless supply of sticks, twigs, limbs, vines and
more here on the farm! An armful of twigs combined with some
tiny wooden eggs and creamy wee blooms now adorn our
vintage screen door monogram on the front porch.
I bought a large bag of miscellaneous eggs at the thrift store last week for $5 -
among them was a collection of tiny wooden Easter tree ornaments, many
of which were itty-bitty eggs. I painted a couple of those in a pretty blue and
speckled them good with a bit of brown paint.  Then using twigs from the
yard and a bit of faux moss (another thrift store find - a big bag for $1) 
I wired and hot glued them to create a nest.
That was great for one corner....but it needed something to balance it. So out came
my bag of creamy fabric scraps - muslin, burlap, osnaburg - you name it, if it's
off-white, cream, oatmeal, wheat, tan, or anything in-between, it's in there!
I cut simple 4-petaled blossoms to my heart's content.  I scrunched them a
bit and hot-glued them to the wreath I'd wired together from the
same batch of twigs I'd used to construct the nest.
Love the twiggy-ness of this!  Also love the pop of color from the eggs and the
simple, sweetness of the blooms. I'm thinking maybe my blooms
need some color....they just don't have much impact with the creamy yellow
background of our house siding.  They would look gorgeous on my green
wall in the front room...Hmmmm....may have to find a new spot inside for
this wreath and have another go at this spot with more color
 So, what's happening on your front porch this spring?
Have twigs found their way into your decorating scheme lately?

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Deblynco said...

Love it. I don't know what I'm going to do with my sticks but you always provide me with inspiration!

Simply Bungalow said...

Love the twig wreaths. They are so perfect for Spring.

junkermidge said...

Oooo, how fun is that?!!! You did a great job with your porch decorating. I've got lots of twigs and such in my yard too. Your twiggy-ness has inspired me!

Natalia Lynn said...

Super cute! I love this idea. All this springtime inspiration out there is making me want to join in! I'm your newest follower

Anonymous said...

What a great springy welcome!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Your twiggy spring decor is very cute!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I love the little nest you added and I thought the fabric flowers you cut out was so clever! Why didn't I think of that?!! Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!!

craftynan said...

hiya , visiting from at home with k , i love love love your wall monogram plaque and even cuter with the spring nest and twigs x tfs
hope to see you soon at mine

Teresa@Much-A-Do said...

So glad you all like my twigs! Thanks for the comments - feelin' the love! Hugs all!

Kelly said...

I am in love with this project! So sweet.


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