Sunday, June 3

Think outside the box..

Hello bloggers and general crafty people! DeeDee here today to show you my monthly project.. 

I've decided to experiment and play around with my products more. and what I'm showing you today is a result of that.

So instead of molding an already found object.. I sort of carved my own piece.

As usual.. Mix your equal parts A and B of the molding putty. I formed mine into cylinder shape.. flat and wide. Then I used a measuring spoon to mold a large smooth half circle. While it cured I gathered the rest of my supplies. (remember.. your mold is cured completely when you can stick your fingernail in it and leave NO impression)

Here's my stirring stick, my measuring cup, my 2 part clear cast resin, some loose moss, a paintbrush and my recently cured mold. 

I mixed equal parts A and B of the clear cast resin

Then, because I have such a nice long working period with the clear resin, I put some moss into my mold and began saturating it with the clear resin. I made sure to keep pressing the resin down into the moss, dampening it as much as possible. After my new nest was nice and wet and had the shape I desired, I set the mold out in the sun and let it dry over the evening and through the next day. A full 24 hours is suggested. 

And after my resin has had the 24 hours to cure here is my nest!!! I rolled some thick wide paper beads to represent eggs and there you have it! Ready to add to any project in need of a beautiful little nest.

What do you think??? -DeeDee


  1. I love it! Looks like it'll stay for a long time w/out crumbling into a mess, but doesn't look plastic or fake. Great idea!

  2. Love this idea, yes amp has many uses. WTG in discovering this one. I'm gonna use it.

  3. You crafty lady you! What a great idea! TFS :)

  4. I think it's a terrific idea and you did a great job on it too! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  5. DeeDee - you are a genius!!! No more store bought nests - I'm making my own...with shredded dollars {really}!

  6. Beautiful! I love anything nest! Can't wait to try this!

  7. I think its wonderful. I am always trying to think of ways to make nests because I love birds. So, thanks for sharing another great idea. Love it.

  8. I wondered how you made them. Clever!


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