I love winter. I think I've mentioned that before. I love rainy winter days! Isn't that weird? I love the gray and the drizzle.
That's the kind of day we've had here today. Cold and rainy. The weatherman says we're gonna have a cold snap... and possibly 3-6 inches by Thursday night! Yeah!
But inside there's a hot pot of decaf a-brewin'... and I'm gonna have a cup.
Would you like to join me?
Today, I thought I'd share with you a little project -- and a little promise that spring is on the way.
The materials you will need are:
Florist foam... about a 3 inch square will do nicely
A handful of dried sphagnum moss...
Some dried gypsum...
wanna guess what's in this tissue? It was the inspiration for the whole project.
it is a...
The pot is about 4 inches tall, and about 4.5 inches in diameter at the top.
Here's a close up of the little yellow bird.
Step one: Place the florist foam in the bottom of the little pot. I didn't use hot glue, but you certainly could if you felt it necessary.
Cover the foam with sphagnum moss.
Then take a little bit more and form a "nest." I put extra twigs from my gypsum in there, too.
Place the "next on top of the moss that's already there, and start tucking in tips of the gypsum.
Then tuck a little mushroom bird in his nest, and you're almost done.
I had to work with the handle a little bit to place the gypsum on each side to hold it up, but eventually it stayed. Then I added this tiny gross grain ribbon.
I thought it needed a little bit something extra... so I added a small piece of ivy I had in my ficus tree pot.
And there he sits... happy as can be. A yellow bird in a yellow bird pot... uh bucket... uh bucket-pot-thingy.
I have one picture in my livingroom where he must go. We bought it months ago, but didn't have anything on the shelf below it... I think he's gonna like it here.
Have a blessed day -- even when it rains, the Son still shines!
Only By His Grace,