Vintage Ladle Bunny Nest for Spring with Things from Home

It's nest and bunny time so I'm busy creating nests of all kinds filled with speckled eggs. Today I'm using a vintage ladle to support a nest, not for eggs but for carrots. 
Vintage Ladle Bunny Nest for Spring with Things from Home

This project is another in a series of projects where I used what I had in the house to decorate for Spring. I began with an old black painted board. I painted a light coat of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Lucketts Green over the black. When the paint dried I gave it a light sanding all in one direction, careful not to take off too much green paint. As you can see it gave it a beautiful texture.

Milk paint two colored paint technique
I wanted to attach a vintage ladle to the wooden board. I used a metal clamp with wire to attach the ladle to the clamp. 
Vintage Ladle Bunny Nest for Spring

I used hot glue to attach a store-bought nest into the dish of the ladle.
Vintage Ladle Bunny Nest for Spring with carrots
 I filled the nest with green moss and attached a small bunny from the craft store to the back of the nest, covering the clamp. 
Vintage Ladle Bunny Nest for Spring with green moss
I filled the nest with small carrots also from the craft store. 
Vintage Ladle Bunny Nest for Spring with green moss and carrots

For the next step I am using rub on transfers from ReDesign by Prima. The transfers came on several large sheets. I used them for several recent projects including the painted craft cupboard, the vintage soap saver nests, and the farmhouse Easter eggs
Farmhouse transfers for craft projects
All I did was to cut off the words I wanted from the sheet and rub them onto the wood.
Farmhouse transfers for craft projects for the Spring
This cute little vintage nest is adorable to decorate for Spring with things found at home. 
Spring bunny nest from things you have at home

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .