With Easter just around the corner and the sun shining brightly in the sky, we're looking for craft ideas that put us in the mood for that all important chocolate egg hunt! This is a lovely idea from The Art of Living with Nature by Willow Crossley, helping you to embrace nature in your home and feel perfectly spring-like to match this beautiful spring weather.
Large shallow dish
Moss, twigs, fine straw
Mini chocolate eggs
Hollowed-out quails' eggs
Lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis)
I always feel a bit cruel picking up a bird's nest. We found a few in our garden this year and left them where they were for months, until we were sure that no one was coming back to inhabit them.
However, a nest is used only to hold the eggs and protect the young. Most nests are abandoned once the babies are old enough to leave. If you don't like the idea of bringing a real nest inside, it's easy to make your own from moss and twigs and maybe a little fine straw. I love using a mix of genuine (abandoned) nests and homemade ones on the table at Easter. I display them under glass domes, filling them with mini chocolate eggs and hollowed-out qualis' eggs, and even a decorative feather bird. Here, I've also added a pretty glass with a bunch of lily-of-the-valley.