Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Glittery Vintage Jello Mold Bird Nest Ornaments

Happy Tuesday!  I don't know about you, but I am POOPED.  I packed 14 boxes of cookies for neighbors, 2 boxes for my brother and Chris' brother, 2 boxes for friends, and 12 for teachers and staff at the school. (I like to remember the janitor, librarian, principal, ladies in the office, etc, as they all make a difference in my kids' school experience).  Then the kids and I went around and delivered cookies to all the neighbors, got home, did homework, made dinner, and made MORE cookies as I hadn't put anything together yet for the UPS man or mail lady.  Lots of rushing rushing rushing.... this coming weekend we are spending time with our neighbors, watching them sing at their church, and going caroling with them as well.... I am looking forward to all the rush being over so I can relax and soak it all in this weekend with my kids while Chris is at work.



Anyhow, I have a fun little ornament project to share with you today!  These were fairly simple to make and I am a horrible blogger because I don't have any step by step photos.  Whoops.

I am going to give you the step by step anyhow of how I made these ornaments.

You will need....
vintage petite jello molds
silver wire
tiny metal drill bit
Mod Podge
glitter (I used some German glass glitter I had left, and some Martha Stewart white gold glitter)
spanish moss
birds (the red ones came from Michael's and the sheet music birds were ornaments from Target a few years back)
hot glue/glue gun

1. Drill two holes in opposite sides near the edge of the jello mold.
2. Cut wire to size (app 6-8") and weave through the holes and twist to lock wire in place.
3. Apply Mod Podge to entire outside of mold and sprinkle with glitter.  Allow to dry.
4. Apply hot glue to the inside of the mold and cover with spanish moss.
5. Apply another dot of hot glue in the center of the inside and glue your bird in place.
6. Sit back and admire your lovely glittery nest ornament!

Super easy- right?  Here are some more pictures to go along with the after....




Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my birds today!  I will see you tomorrow for Jingle Mingle!
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42 comments:

Jane @ urbanejane. said...

Hi Cassie!
Wow, you have been busy! I'm sure all of the school staff that usually don't receive gifts, and the UPS & mail lady will really appreciate your thoughtfulness :)
Your bird nest ornaments are adorable as well!
What a unique idea to use jello moulds!

I hope you have a wonderful, restful rest of the week! :)

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

Very cute! I love those jello mold and never know what to do with them.

Julia Konya said...

You are killing me! I can't believe how much work you make yourself! I'm sure it's so appreciated. I hand out lottery tickets in thank you cards ;) but I think the mail man likes it.

Those birds nests are adorable! Great project!

Laurie from Laurie Jones Home said...

Those are too sweet!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, these are stunning. I love them. What a fabulous idea. I would love for you to link up to my ongoing party - Inspire Me Tuesday - -http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/12/195th-inspire-me-tuesday.html. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

Kirby Carespodi said...

Very cute! We ought to write a post together: "a dozen things to do with tiny Jell-O molds, besides use them as shot glasses."

Lisa Rozario said...

Cassie, you are so very creative and so thoughtful. I am sure all your cookies are much appreciated. These ornaments are adorable. You must be exhausted but certainly seem to be enjoying the season to the fullest :)

17 Perth said...

Okay--I LOVE that you give cookies to the school staff. As a former teacher--I just love that. I always got them little gifts too...because they work so dang hard. But coming from a parent...it is just awesome.

Secondly-these little ornaments are adorable. They would be so cute gifted in little pairs!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow, you baked a whole lot of cookies. How very thoughtful. I'm sure they were all greatly appreciated! And your little nests are so cute. I have a bunch of those jello molds too.

Gail Wilson said...

sweet ornaments Cassie!

ups man? oh... why didn't I think of that? I remember the mailman (he takes such good care of me and my ETSY packages)
You're such a good neighbor, mom etc. to treat everyone with such goodies!
gail

Lily Razz said...

Oh my those bird ornaments are cute! Definitely posting a picture (with your blog of course!) on my blog!

Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno said...

Holy moly, you have been quite the busy bee!!

And you still have time for that adorable little project....LOVE them!! :)

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

These are darling!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Those are the sweetest! Love them!

Vintage Prairie Style said...

those are some cute ornaments and holy cow, you're a cookie machine!

Good Time Charlie said...

These are so unbelievably adorable!!! I wish I had a bunch for my tree and around my house. Wow, you are the queen of cookies! I thought I did a lot of baking! Your neighbors must just adore you. I think I am doing good if I get cookies to two or three neighbors! I made a ton of dough on Sunday, but so far, everyone keeps eating the cookies I baked. Need to hide them. PS Sharing this later on my FB page. Too fun!

Dana Frieling said...

Precious! And, btw, I'm totally good if you'd like to add me to your list of cookie recipients next year. ;)

Dear Emmeline said...

SOOOOO CUTE! Love this idea!

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

How cute! And now I feel totally guilty that I haven't baked cookies for the UPS man and the mailman! :)

Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell said...

Those are so adorable!! love them.

Tiffany said...

Those are so cute. Where do you find the time to do all that you do? So amazing.

Allison said...

You are so thoughtful to think of the UPS man/woman, mailman, teachers, ladies in the office, etc. I am sure they appreciate your cookies so much! You baked up a storm this weekend! Those bird ornaments are adorable!

Kelly Ann said...

So cute! I love these!
~Kelly @ corner of main

Mekenzie @ interiorsbykenz.com said...

Woman! You are a cookie making MACHINE! holy cow! Can I commission you to make my neighbor gifts? I have been way too sick on my butt to do anything. I hope they are understanding this year :)

I love the little bird nests. they are so so cute!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

What a sweet little project, Cassie! And aren't you the cookie machine? I'm sure it was all greatly appreciated. :)
xo Heidi

The Bold Abode said...

Wow! I'm totally impressed. I'll be lucky if I can just get teacher gifts together...

Love the little birdies and their nests. So super sweet!

The Bold Abode said...

Wow! I'm totally impressed. I'll be lucky if I can just get teacher gifts together...

Love the little birdies and their nests. So super sweet!

Unknown said...

I am a teacher and can assure you that your cookie efforts are appreciated by everyone at your children's school.

I love the ornaments you created from the jello molds. My mom had mold like these and I remember loving it when she used them. I'll have to keep my eye open for some when I'm antiquing or thrifting.

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Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

You are awesome. You do more before I even wake up than I accomlish all day.

It's taken me three days to finish the sugar cookies for our cookie exchange. And I'm tired. And never want to bake again. ;)

Love the little birdies. So sweet.

pam {simple details} said...

Totally adorable!! You are always so incredibly thoughtful, are you sick of cookies yet? :)

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

These are seriously adorable. I can't even...I just don't have this kind of talent!

Bethany DeVore said...

That's a lot of cookies! What a good friend you are, I'm sure they all really appreciated them! Love how these little ornaments turned out too!

Cheryl @ Artzzle.com said...

These are REALLY cute. You could even keep them beyond the holidays for winter decor!

Ali Richardson said...

SO cute!! I hung my cookie cutter ornament that you made me on the tree and it made me smile :) Glittery!! Love it :) Love you!

Leslie Harris said...

These might be the cutest things I've ever seen :)

Brynne Delerson said...

So cute! I love birds. I will forever subscribe to the "put a bird on it" philosophy - everything is more adorable with birds!!!

Amber Wills said...

Oh my gosh these are so adorable! Taking put a bird on it to a whole new level.

Kim said...

I bought a bunch of these at the thrift store months ago just because I knew they were cool. Now I know what to do with some of them! So beautiful!

Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

Craftberry Bush said...

awwwwwww loooove them...featured them on my FB page...xo

Patty Antle said...

I love vintage jello molds and have been looking for ways to use mine. This is adorable. Thanks for the directions.

Good Time Charlie said...

Thank you so much for linking this up to my party! I had so much fun looking at this project all over again. Definitely need to keep my eyes out for little jello molds. I am featuring tomorrow. Happy New Year!