I saw this cute nest idea from Martha Stewart and thought it would be easy to make. I have to disclose, I am not very good at crafts. I love seeing everyone else's creativity and I get inspired but in the end ... most of the time I would prefer to just buy it already done.
This one looked super easy. Here were the directions:
Cover the outside of a bowl with double-sided tape. Wind a ball of yarn (we used mohair) around the bowl until its exterior is hidden. To finish, securely tuck the loose end behind the wrapped yarn.
After my third store I finally found one that sold mohair yarn and not just the run of the mill regular yard. I didn't think it would be that hard to find. I started wondering why I was out spending so much time on this.
The instructions said to use double-sided sticky tape on the bowl and then wrap the yarn around. How hard can that be, right? So I pulled out my permanent double-sided tape and started to place it on my bowl and after two pieces I ran out. Eeesh. So back up to the store for more tape. I bought 2 large rolls and came home and covered the bowl with tape. Ummmm... the yarn did not stick on the tape.
I liked the idea of the tape because after Easter I could just remove the yarn and not have to store a nest and I could have my bowl back. But since the tape didn't work and I was determined to make one of these ... I got out my tacky glue. What a sticky mess that glue is. But it worked.
Now I am all ready for my egg decorating party (hope that goes a bit easier!!!).