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
I want to thank Debbie over at her beautiful blog for picking my home to tour today on her blog.  If you have a chance please hop over to her blog and check it out.
 http://debbie-debbiedoos.com/  I am so new to "blog world" and  Debbie has a great group of bloggers that are so sweet that follow her.  She has great homes on her tours so please check her out.
Thank you so much Debbie for featuring my blog and home on your tour today.
I got the outside of the house done and thought I would share some of the pictures.  Unfortunately the outside pictures at night with the lights is hard to capture but it does look pretty.







My beautiful vintage angel that hangs on a chippy old door that I actually put on my front door.



An old vintage sled that I hung old skates with bling.


It is so easy to bling up the skates with a bottle brush tree and greenery and a dollar store ornament.

My old vintage white chippy garden chair with an old chippy angel plus my garden birdbath.

Lite up at night.

My garden bike with some bling and lights.

My old watering can with a tree in it and the bike basket in the front with burlap liner and a small christmas tree with lights.  Our weather here in Chicago has been pretty mild of late to get the lights on the house without freezing!!!!! So glad for the mild weather.