Birds of a Feather

For years I had a cute heart wreath to hang on the door for Valentine's Day.

I was randomly given a Styrofoam heart. I wrapped it in yarn and added a few handmade book-page flowers to it. That lasted for a couple years then the yard faded and the flowers looked sad so I stripped it down and hot-glued a bunch of scrunched book pages to it. That lasted for a couple years until a particularly strong wind storm came through and broke the wreath completely in half.

I was determined to make something new this year and not be (super) cheap about it. Because that's what I often do. I don't want to spend money and I don't want to go without so I make a super cheap and often lame version of something that I have pictured in my head. That may seem like a sensible thing to do, but if I end up disliking what I settled for then it seems more like a waste of money than a prudent purchase.

I wandered through the floral section of Michael's muttering to myself like a crazy lady for about 45 minutes but I finally made my selection and after 30 minutes of crafting at home I had this:

[caption id="attachment_3436" align="aligncenter" width="169"] Love birds[/caption]

I have a thing about birds and I honestly don't know why. I love watching and feeding birds. I unknowingly accumulated a ton of bird decor over the years. I seriously didn't even realize my apparent adoration of birds until someone else mentioned it to me and I was dumbfounded! How does a person not even know they like something? How could I fill my house with bird prints and pictures and collectibles and not even realize I was doing so? Especially as I do not like birds in person. They completely terrify me. Even pets. I cannot stand for them to be flying about my head. Total and complete panic.

Anyway, the store didn't have any Styrofoam wreaths so that lead to me choosing this twine wreath. Then I saw the birds and the nest. Then I saw those pretty flowers on clearance. The moss was something I already had. And the ribbon looked like it would go well with the natural theme I had going on.

So there it is, the story of my little love bird nest which is complete and ready to greet everyone who comes to our door!


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