In March, before the first sign of tree budding or greening of vegetation, I walked along the edge of our woods to gather crisp oak leaves and tall thin spires of dried grasses. To create a bird's nest.
Formed in an aluminum foil lined paper soup/cereal bowl, glue-soaked tufts of dryer lint act as a sponge to bind the grass and leaves.
I repeated layers until the nest began to retain its shape and form a solid base upon drying.
Filled with eggs naturally-dyed and speckled Jelly Belly Organic Jelly Beans tucked alongside, it became an Easter basket. Mimi's Sketchbook has graciously provided concise step-by-step YouTube video instructions titled, "How to Make a Bird's Nest."