Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cardinals Winter Nesting Wreath

Do you love Cardinals as much as I do?

When I saw this Winter Wispy Wreath made by Kim at  I knew that it would fit right in with my Christmas decorations. 

I had the wispy grapevine wreath, although it was painted apple green, but just a little white paint solved that problem. 

I added a few twigs at the bottom to get the branched out look.

The six Cardinals came from Dollar General ... total cost of $3.00. The rest of the stuff, I already had. 


I painted this old mirror frame and it looks great hanging inside it in my Entry.

I added a garland of berries around the inside edge and made a small nest. Kim had some pretty golden berries around her nest. I had planned to just leave those off, but when I went to town today, I noticed the wild Chinaberry trees were loaded with these golden berries, so I stopped by the side of the road and picked a few. They are a little swiveled, but look pretty natural for this wreath.

Chinaberries have a rather large seed with a hole through the middle. As kids, we would let the berries dry; remove the skin and string the seeds and make a necklace and bracelet out of them. 

Kim's is more open and "wispy", which looks much better. I like the open wispy look.
 I did not have the tiny pine cones, so just added some round seed pods. 

Very easy to make and did not cost much.
Thanks to Kim for letting me copy-cat her. Hope you will visit her ... she has some great craft ideas. 

Hope you enjoyed the wispy winter wreaths.

Christmas Blessings. 
Audrey Z.

Linking to:   
Clever Chicks Blog Hop #13

The Space Between Christmas LinkUp
(a Crafty Christmas Link Party)
MadeinaDay Made U Look Linky #54 Made in a Day


  1. Nice job! It's pretty close! Not sure how you found those tan berries, I took them off of something else. My wreath is more open and wispy, it is from Michaels, I did not make it. But yours looks just fine. Thanks for the link back, you can remove the side by side view about how mine looks better! Give yourself some credit it looks great!

  2. I love the wreath Audrey. The white wreath is perfect for bright red cardinals. I never see cardinals here in Northern Minnesota.

  3. Simply stunning - I love it! Have a wonderful weekend :)


  4. Looks wonderful. i will be making one for my winter look....thanks for sharing and for the nice comments on my blog! Dianntha

  5. Happy copy cat wreath/birds. Have a lovely weekend.

  6. Very pretty, Audrey. I love the white and red together!

  7. Gorgeous I know what to do for my vine wreath after Christmas...It's only been spray painted 3,100 times:) I am so happy you shared with the party. Thanks.

  8. Audrey,

    I really like yours! The white wreath against the red cardinals looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring me today!


  9. OOO, your wreath is just beautiful.
    You did a marvelous copy.....
    Isn't it so much fun!!
    I love your pretty birds..;)

  10. it looks lovely! i am a huge fan of the inspiration, too! you did a fabulous job with it!

  11. I loved Kim's wreath, too ... and your take is just gorgeous!! thank you so much for linking up to our party!

  12. Beautiful, you did a fantastic job!

  13. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly
    Clever Chicks Blog Hop:
    I hope you can make it!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  14. Love the wreath in the frame, the frame looks great!

  15. So pretty! Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Merry Christmas!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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