Winter Terrarium

winter bird scene in bowl

I’m noticing a theme around here.The theme is glass containers with winter-y things stuck inside and some form of faux snow.

Although, can only 2 projects be considered a theme? Is a theme like accessories where it’s better when grouped together in odd numbers?

You see, the other day I shared how to make a Pine Cone Terrarium  and today I’m showing this little creation and now I’m wondering if I’m going to have to come up with some other project involving a glass container with winter-y things stuck inside and some form of faux snow in order to have it be a true theme.

And I’m all out of faux snow. So….maybe we’ll call this a “kick” instead of theme OK? As in “Vanessa is on this whole winter craft kick.” That sounds more like it!

Winter Birds Nest in snow

This “kick” I’m on has everything to do with the fact that I’ve never been good at bridging that gap between Christmas and Spring when it comes to decor. So my house ends up looking fairly seasonally schizophrenic which then ends up making me feel about the same way!

winter birds nest craft2

These simple little crafts really helped me to feel a bit more focused and fill in some of those empty expanses staring me in the face after the Christmas decorations came down.

This winter scene was inspired by one featured on Midwest Living. I figured that even though I live in the Pacific NW I could still get away with copying it! You don’t have to live in the Midwest to appreciate a 5 minute craft, right?

A little faux snow in the bottom of a glass bowl, a birds nest, 2 snowy birds guarding the eggs in the nest and some fresh pine sprigs were all it took to complete this project.

winter bird craft1 at the picket fence

While this project was super easy to do, figuring out what to call it wasn’t quite as simple.

Here are the candidates I came up with:

1. Winter Bird Scene in Bowl

2. Birds of a Feather Flock Together…especially when it’s cold!

3. A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in a Bowl

4. There’s No Business Like “Snow” Business

Winter Birds Nest craft at the picket fence

Personally I think number 4 has a pretty good chance of winning, don’t you? ;-)

What do you think this craft should be called?

I’m sure you could come up with something far more appropriate and catchy than I could!

Because if you don’t, I might resort to calling this project, “one flew over the cuckoo’s nest in a bowl of snow”.

Which would lead to you all thinking I am cuckoo too. As if you don’t already!

Thanks so much for joining me at the Fence today,


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  1. birds, snow, greenery, glass thingys…what’s not to love! so adorable!
    Debra@CommonGround recently posted..Be Inspired #122 What Inspires You in the New Year?My Profile

  2. Regardless of what you call it – it’s so pretty! I love it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)
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  3. Haha, can’t come up with any name better than your cute ideas.

    Regardless, looks awesome – and you know how much I love my birdies.

    I do have to admit I am leaning toward Cuckoo’s Nest though…………….

    Cute post.

  4. I vote for cuckoo’s nest. But I’m a bird-brain. :)
    Atta Girl Amy recently posted..$20 Wintry Woodlands Mantel MakeoverMy Profile

  5. Oh so very pretty! I love them. I’ve never decorated for ‘winter’ before I joined blogging last spring. And wow, I’m loving it! I’ve done my mantle and a couple of wreaths so far. After seeing this post, I really have to do something like this because they are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Debbie :)
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  6. I call it gorgeous!!
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  7. I think it’s so pretty. I have some glass jars and vases this size left over from my daughters wedding. You’ve inspired me. thanks for sharing. :)
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  8. I would call it pretty sweet! A touch of Spring in Winter!
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  9. Don’t think it matters what you call it as long as it is nice to look at, and your creation is beautiful.
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  10. It’s for the birds!
    Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage recently posted..The Roxbury – a Catskills Destination (and an announcement)!My Profile

  11. It’s adorable! Love the sweet little winter birdie. :)
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  12. I love this:) So perfectly simple but so elegance:)
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  13. My mind is all a twitter now ;) I can’t think of anything else but any of your choices will work. Very cute!
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  14. I think you pretty much covered it all :-) I call it too cute!! My glass container has faux snow and a pine cone… not very interesting at all. Yours is much cuter.
    Cheers, Gee

  15. I call it absolutely positively beautiful! You go girl! Those photographs are OVER THE MOON!!!!!!!!!! You are SUCH a rock star!


    PS But I agree with Amy too! LOL!
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  16. Sweet little vignette….have a great weekend, girlies!
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  17. I love it, It’s so sweet. I love to put things inside jars or under cloches. I just call them vignettes.

  18. I’d call it cute, cute, cute. How fun. Love the bird. Hugs, Marty

  19. Michael Reddin says:

    Please do not label yourself as “cuckoo.” That would be a reflection on your “gene pool, especially on your mother’s side of the family!” I entitle this as, “White birds in a nest with that ‘Longing to be in Arizona’ look in their eyes.” – Dad

  20. Breanna Cody says:

    There are eggs in the nest, so why not call it NESTING.

  21. Love love love!!

  22. I’m not good at naming things, so I’ll spare you that part. ;-) So whatever you want to call your winter craft…it sure is pretty! I have the same little birdies…found a collection of 6 of them at Goodwill. :-)
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  23. I personally like your number 3!!
    Other than that, all I can think of is bird love, cause I love what you have done!
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  24. I got a very good giggle from today’s post!!! I have the same trouble with decor after Christmas. I seem to be done with it for awhile!!! Using glass is something that I am drawn to. I love it’s smooth clear non-color this time of year… like ice! Whatever you call it… call it a walk in the winter wood!

  25. First of all…the photography is exquisite!!….Thanks for this post…so funny…
    A beautiful bowl of snow…”a winter’s birdbath”…

  26. I love your wintery craft “kick,” Vanessa and can truly relate to trying to bridge the gap between winter and Spring. The birds look very cozy nestled on your faux snow! And, hmmm … all of the names you chose sound great to me! Happy Sunday!
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  27. I would just call it “sweet.” I really like this!

  28. This is very sweet! I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. I am visiting you via Tuesday Treasures. Thanks Anu!

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  29. I’d call it a faux terrarium.

  30. I think I commented earlier that this post came at the perfect time as I was about to remove the holiday mantel decor. As luck would have it I went to Michaels to find the bird (mine were of course packed away plus none were white) and a few supplies to do a Valentines wreath. It was going to be a Crafty Weekend Extravaganza! But of course the bird selection was skimpy and no heart shaped wreath forms. We decoupaged cigar boxes instead. The bird mantle will have to wait till next year and I’ll keep my eyes peeled at Goodwill!

  31. At first I really thought it is real. Looks really amazing and pretty. Thank you much for sharing this.

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  33. I have birds on the brain, too!

    I’m calling mine harbingers of spring — not an especially poetic name — but wishful thinking. I’m done with winter and ready for spring.

    I love your lovely bird under (inside) glass. He’d go well with my collection in my foyer. So, if he goes missing, you know where to look.


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