Friday, November 30, 2012

I have a very inexpensive holiday gift you can make for less than $1.50 and give this to neighbors, teachers, coaches, family and friends.  I love this gift and it is so easy peasy and very thoughtful for the price.

Here is the German legend that this gift is derived from:

Legend of the Bird Nest

According to an old German legend, if you find a bird nest in the tree you harvest for Christmas, you will have an entire year of health and happiness.
We hope you will tuck this nest in one of the branches of your tree with all the best wishes of the old legend.





All you need is three items

plastic small gift or treat bag
ribbon
bird nest ( I got these bird nests from the dollar store and I have to tell you they are fab for a buck)


The little bird nest from the dollar store and the plastic treat bags from Walmart and the ribbon from ribbon I had on hand.

Add the little bird nest to the bag and tie it off with the ribbon and then you can do up a tag or print off the legend onto pretty card stock and tie or tuck this onto your bag.

These are so easy peasy!!!! My neighbors loved these little nests when I gave each of them one for their Christmas tree.  I think the special wish and legend of the story told  make them a very special gift.

You will not find anything cuter or thoughtful like this to give as a gift to family and friends at the Malls!!!! For the price you cannot go wrong . 

Hope you will think about doing these for family and friends this Christmas.  It will be a special and thoughtful gift that they will have to treasure for a long time.

Sharing this idea at

http://www.foxhollowcottage.com/
http://debbie-debbiedoos.blogspot.com/
 http://www.thevintagefarmhouse.com/2012/12/creative-things-thursday-features.html

29 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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    1. Hi Sherry,
      Thanks for coming by. I was on your blog too and love the wreath you made. I bet that looks so pretty from outside. Beautiful.
      Kris

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  2. They are darling, and what a great gift idea:)

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    1. Thanks Dawn,
      I was on your blog and love it. I love that you cut your own tree. I grew up in Michigan and we always cut down our own tree at Christmas. Brought back some nice memories for me. You need a cute nest now for that lovely tree.
      Kris

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  3. Nancy Marino lilimae1@verizon.netDecember 1, 2012 at 7:05 AM

    Thse are so sweet... what a great idea for our Sunday School class party... I promptly went out and "stole" a bunch of spanish moss from the overhanging branches of our neighbor's tree and put bags full in the freezer until I am ready to use it. I will use it for the nests. The hard part will be finding eggs this time of year. Found some wooden ones at Hobby Lobby for a shelf making for daughter- but they were expensive for this project.Thanks for the terrific idea and have a blessed Christmas!

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    1. Nancy,
      Ohhhhh how sweet for your sunday school class party. I think it is so sweet you are going to make your own nests that will make these even more special. This is such a easy but thoughtful gift. I bet they will be adorable.
      Kris

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  4. I love this idea, and I have always loved the legend. Many years ago, we cut a tree and when we brought it in, I found a small bird nest in the branches! I gave it a really good spraying with hair spray (all I had at the time to help preserve it, and it worked!). That nest was one of my favorite Christmas decorations, I had it for years before it finally crumbled. I will have to check out the dollar store for a faux one!! Your home is lovely.

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    1. I have a cute story about when I was a kid growing up in Michigan and we would cut down our own tree each year and I learned about this legend in the 3rd grade and when we went to get our tree I convinced my dad to look for a tree with a nest in it. It was knee deep snow and a blizzard that day and yet my dad let me hunt for that tree and I found one. We froze but we got that lovely legend tree for that Christmas!!!!
      Kris

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  5. What a sweet idea! I can see using these as gift box decorations or on top of cookie gift tins too! Going to make one for my tree for sure! Thank you! Hugs, Leena

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    1. Hi Leena,
      Oh that sounds so cute to decorate the gift boxes and cookie gift tins. Have a great week end.
      Kris

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  6. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing, I will save it and use it for next year.
    *Smiles*

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    1. It does make for a sweet little gift.
      Kris

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  7. How very sweet, I love this idea of a nest in the Christmas tree. I looked at some previous posts. your family is so cute. Smiles to all, Susie

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    1. Hi Susie,
      Welcome and thanks for coming by. Have a great week
      Kris

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  8. Kris...I love this idea! I found a birds nest on the ground in our yard and have plans to put it on our tree. I have off white wool-felt birds with feathers on my tree and the next will be perfect for it. Love the special wish and legend of the story.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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    1. Wow that sounds really nice and I love that you found a real nest for your tree. This is such an easy and special gift for just about anyone. I love the wool felt birds for your tree too. I bet those are adorable.
      Kris

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  9. WOW, that is really cute. You are right Kris, it would make for a really sweet gift. I am so happy you linked up to the Dollar tree party:)

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    1. Hi Debbie,
      I know right these are the cutest little things from the Dollar Tree store. I think they are adorable for a $1 and you can cutesy them up to make for a special and thoughtful gift. Love stuff like this!!!! I wanted to tell you too I am hooking you up on my fav blog list. Hope that is ok.
      Kris

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  10. What a great idea. I (and all my kids) each have a real abandoned nest in our trees for good luck. I have had my own for almost 20 years and have added a few little bluejay feathers I found on the ground.
    I never thought to give them as a gift though. What a GREAT idea- xo Diana

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    1. Diana,
      I think that is so sweet that you have real abandoned nests for your trees. Wow the same nest for 20 years. That is amazing. Thanks for coming by.
      Kris

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  11. What a sweet gift idea! I will keep this in mind....have a wonderful and blessed week! roxie

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    1. Hi Roxie,
      Good to hear from you. Hope you have a great week too. Thanks for coming by.
      Kris

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  12. What a sweet little gift idea! I am going to have to run over to ours and see if they have these in. They are darling!!

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  13. what a darling and thoughtful gift. Am gonna have to do that for someone for sure.
    did the eggs come in the nest as well?? If so, that was definitely a amazing find!
    and I am sure it looks adorable in the tree...............

    Thanks for sharing this cute idea.........and hoping I can find some at our dollar store,
    or somewhere..........lol
    blessings, Nellie

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    1. The eggs do come right in the nest. They are amazing for a $1. I got these at our dollar tree store. Hope you have a dollar tree near you.
      Kris

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  14. Oh my gosh, I just bought these at the dollar tree and now, thanks to you, I totally have a reason to use them. What a sweet idea.

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  15. Thanks so much for your comment on my magazine feature. Telling you here since you are a no-reply comment blogger and I could not respond directly ~ Shannon

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  16. Such a sweet gift!! I would love to make some, especially since my friends bring me real birds nests. Thank you for sharing your idea.

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  17. wonder, since Christmas is over, and I just saw this, if there is a way to adapt this for a Spring 'legend'. Especially since I make my own nests. cute idea.

    Christmas Blessings
    barb

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