We have had this little nest forever. It's one of the first things to go in our tree every year, and is modeled after the one my mom and dad had in our tree when we were growing up. I'm pretty sure we made these in Girl Scouts: typed up the "Old Christmas Legend", tore and burned the paper edges, then formed a nest of straw with a little fake bird tucked inside.
The legend claims that happiness and good fortune come to those who choose a Christmas tree with a bird's nest in its branches, abandoned by its inhabitants, I assume!
Supplies: Papers-Bella Blvd., Jillibean Soup, Crate Paper, American Crafts, BoBunny, and others. Brads-Simple Stories, Carta Bella. Title Lettering: Jillibean Soup, American Crafts. Mist: Heidi Swapp. Other-gold heart sticker and silver fern.