I want to talk today about how I made this nest.
Really, I do.
I want to tell you how it costs under a dollar to make and that it only takes about an hour to create (not including drying time) and that when you’re finished it looks like it showed up from the fancy store.
But I can’t concentrate.
I can’t think.
It’s not my fault, it’s just that I have one burning question on my mind that I’ve been mulling over and over and over again in search of an answer:
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MONOPOLY THIMBLE?
The thimble is gone.
Along with its friends the wheelbarrow and the boot.
In tragic news, they won’t be skipping along Ventnor Avenue on their way to Water Works and Park Place.
They won’t pass go.
They won’t collect $200.
Instead? A t-rex, a rubber ducky and a penguin will be buying hotels and houses and visiting the Electric Company and trying to ride the Reading Railroad.
I literally can’t even.
Let’s not think about the Monopoly pieces that are no longer with us.
Let’s observe a moment of silence and distract ourselves with a DIY instead.
Like this easy, simple, super cheap jute twine bowl.
To make it, all you need are two supplies: jute twine and a mixture of three parts craft glue to one part water.
Mix up the glue and water.
When in doubt err on the side of too much glue.
Flip over a bowl and cover with a sheet of plastic wrap.
Then cut the jute twine into smaller pieces ranging from four inches to six inches. Soak the twine in the glue mixture for about five minutes. Make sure they are extra goopy.
After soaking, lay the glue-soaked twine pieces in a random pattern over the bowl.
Press the pieces to the sides of the bowl covered in plastic to create the depth of the nest.
Let the twine dry overnight.
When the twine is dry, remove the twine from the bowl and slowly peel away the plastic.
Flip the glued jute twine upright and your bowl should look like this.
Here are a couple of project notes.
1. The more glue you use, the harder the bowl will be and the longer it will take to dry.
2. Jute twine is so much cheaper at the hardware store. I think I paid about $1.67 for mine.
3. You can trim the edges of your nest to even it out once it’s completely dry.
4. I found these cute wooden eggs at Hobby Lobby in the wood section. I think they’re the perfect friend for the nest.
PS If you live in Nashville you might have seen me yesterday on Talk of the Town on Channel Five sharing this project.
It was fun. My hair looked super cute. I wore my red lipstick and I didn’t bring up the monopoly pieces once. 🙂