Woodland bird nest made from Wood paper

Make your own bird’s nest. This week we are sharing an idea inspired by and borrowed from nature … a Woodland Nest!

We make so many wood paper projects around here and we always keep our scraps … just in case we might need them. Do you need projects for those pieces of scraps laying around? We have just the project. Our Woodsy nest is made from bits and pieces of wood paper, scrap papers and various tidbits of what we had laying around. Scavenge just like a bird would and put the found and discarded materials to good use.  This crafty idea is simple to make and essentially free!

Our nest came together quickly by wrapping and gluing each scrap piece together in the shape of a bowl. We kept adding and shaping scrap pieces of Wood paper until we achieved the look we wanted. Once your nest is complete, uses are endless. We brainstormed a few ideas and uses for handmade bird nests:

  • Table centerpieces.
  • Place holders for name cards.
  • Add a few baby succulents and plant them in a nest, what a fun hostess gift!
  • Make a larger nest and use as a wedding card holder or advice holder.
  • Use nests as decor for bridal showers or part of your home decor. We think nests look fabulous with a shabby chic look.
  • Hang from a door or handle.
  • Create decorative tree ornaments.
  • Add to a floral arrangement.
  • Use as Spring/Easter decorations.
  • Add to a cloche display or on a candlestick under a cloche display.

Easter Wishes on Wood paper

Happy Easter!

We created these simple, vintage style greeting cards using Birch Wood paper and pastel card stock. This is a super easy DIY that looks professional. We designed the card front easily with vintage clip art found online and then added an Easter message. You can print your own custom design on Wood paper using most home inkjet printers.

We created a few different color versions of this card on pastel card stock. We even added a touch of color to one of the bunny images using a red Chameleon pen in the lightest shade—coloring directly onto the wood paper.

Supplies for Easter Wishes Bunny cards: 8.5″ x 11″ Birch Wood adhesive backed paper, 8.5″ x 11″ Cherry Wood adhesive backed paper, A2 Birch Wood Envelopes, A2 Cherry Wood Envelopes, 4 sheets of pastel card stock (pink, blue, yellow, purple) and Chameleon primary tone pens (optional). Supplies will create 8 cards.

Instructions for Easter Wishes Bunny Cards:

1. Find your desired black and white clip art image. Download image and open in your favorite design program. Add a custom greeting.

2. Set up 4 images of your card front onto an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet.

3. Print design onto a sheet of adhesive backed Cherry and Birch Wood paper.

4. Cut the printed 8.5″ x 11″ sheet in half, and in half again, to create four card fronts that are 4.25″ x 5.5″. Center and trim each image again to 4″ x 5.25″.

5. Cut pastel card bases to 5.5″ x 8.5″. Score and fold in half.

6. Remove adhesive liner from the printed wood paper. Center the wood paper and adhere to the front of the pastel card stock.

7. Optional: color in a bunny image with a red Chameleon pen following the pen instructions to achieve the lightest shade.

8. Pair each card with a matching Birch or Cherry wood envelope.

Lucky little gifts

Cherry Wood paper with just a pinch of green … this door hanger is just too cute and is an excellent way to play Leprechaun and leave a treat for St. Patrick’s day! We created this door hanger and added a fun message from a free printable we found online. Fill with your favorite ‘gold’ candy and you’ll be set to leave some luck. Happy St. Patrick’s day!

Supplies for Cherry Wood Door hanger: BARC Cherry Wood paper (12×12), door hanger template file, Silhouette Cameo e-cutter, free luck printable, adhesive, green card stock, gold micro-beads, gold 4-leaf clover and gold candies.

Instructions for Cherry Wood Door hanger:

1. Cut door hanger template file into a piece of 12″ x 12″ Cherry Wood paper using a Silhouette Cameo.

2. Score, fold, assemble and adhere Cherry Wood door hanger.

3. Adhere gold mini micro-beads to help hide and embellish bottom seam.

3. Cut a piece of green card stock to 3.5″ x 3.5″.

4. Print the free luck printable and cut to roughly 3″ x 3″. Mount to the green card stock.

5. Adhere the assembled quote to the front of the Cherry Wood door hanger. Add a gold 4-leaf embellishment.

6. Fill with treats and hang.

Elegant Cherry Wood Wedding invite as Decor!

We hope you have been loving all of the wedding inspiration on our blog over the last few weeks! It is Wedding season after all. This Cherry Wood invite is elegant and rustic at the same time. This gorgeous piece will announce your big date and will also look great framed.

This Cherry Wood invite is 5″ x 7″ and fits perfectly in an A7 Cherry Wood Envelope.