New Artwork!

Welcome to the nest!

Sorry for the long time without posting….we have been busy coming up with new ideas and gearing up for spring! Today we wanted to share a few of the finished cutouts we have received photos of. The first ones are done by Emily and you can reach her at this email if you are interested in her products. Absolutely beautiful work and thank you for sharing with us!The dream catchers were done by Grace. If you are interested in one yourself, she can be reached at

Gorgeous work as always and thank you so much for sharing your finished projects with us.  We would certainly recommend contacting these wonderful ladies and purchasing some of their work for yourself. Hope everyone has been doing well….We personally cant wait for spring to be here. Looks like we will be getting more snow this weekend 🙁  As always any ideas you have feel free to contact us on here or on our Etsy page

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend and talk to you soon!

And to anyone that was affected by the events in Florida yesterday, our condolences to you and your family.You are all in our thoughts and prayers.





This entry was posted on February 15, 2018.

Happy New Year!

Welcome to The Nest!

We are officially reopen for business! We hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and got to spend time with their families. Thank you to all the customers that made 2017 such a great year and hope to make 2018 even better! As always if you have a custom request don’t hesitate to ask or if you would like us to post about something in particular. Stay tuned for new items coming soon 🙂

~Nana & Arianne~

This entry was posted on January 3, 2018.

Merry Christmas

Welcome the The Nest!

Hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving with lots of family time and good food 🙂 We have been busy elves making lots of Christmas ornaments and other holiday themed cutouts to help everyone decorate their homes! We have been decorating our “nest” the last few days and will be sharing some pictures of what we have done so far. If you have any decorations you would like to share, you can do so on our facebook page as below. love seeing everyone’s ideas and finished projects. We had a craft show to go to this weekend and decided to add a little flare to some of our ornaments by using Rust-Oleum gold glitter paint. Whenever we want to add color to our cutouts, we just hit it with a few coats of the color we want and then a sealer…no prep work necessary. We have been asked the question multiple times about how to hang cutouts…my personal recommendation is the Command 3M hanging strips I have pictured below. They are very easy to set up and just as easy to get down without damaging anything.

We will be closing our shop this coming Friday the 15th to be sure all the orders we have will get to their destinations before Christmas. Make sure any order you need to place is in before that date. We will be closed from the 15th and will reopen by the 28th. Hope everyone has a safe and blessed Christmas

~Nana & Arianne~



This entry was posted on December 11, 2017.

Happy Halloween!

Welcome to The Nest!

Happy Halloween to all of our readers and hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable evening. This weekend we  will be hanging up and painting some cutouts so I will post a tutorial of the items we use and the different materials we have so all of you know before you buy what each material will look like painted. As always any and all questions and item requests are welcome so stop by our shop and send us a message!

Until next time!

~Cindy & Arianne~

This entry was posted on October 31, 2017.

Christmas Ornaments!

Welcome to The Nest!

We have been very busy getting ready for Christmas the last few weeks. If you are interested in ornaments now is the time to start thinking about it. As we get more bulk orders, our turn around time is growing. If you want to place a large order of ornaments always write us a convo on etsy first and we can save you on shipping and we also offer large quantity discounts. We are also happy to make any custom ornaments you may need. Such as logos for a business, first christmas together etc…. I attached a few of the new ornaments for this year as well as our most popular nativity ornament. Any questions at all we are glad to help!

~Nana & Arianne~




This entry was posted on October 24, 2017.

Featured artist

Welcome to the Nest!

Hope everyone has been having a good week so far! Thought today we would share some of the awesome work people have done with wood cutouts. These are done by a wonderful local lady and she can be found at


These are just a few examples of the beautiful work that she does.


A beautiful lady with a beautiful talent! We hope you enjoy her talent as much as we do.


~Nana & Arianne~

This entry was posted on October 11, 2017. 2 Comments

New Sales!

The Halloween sale is now live! We have a 10% sale store wide on all items and a 20% off sale on all Halloween decor! We have added a lot of new Halloween items since last year. If there is something you want but don’t see it, please message us and we will be happy to make whatever you need. Most of our sales are actually custom orders and we really enjoy bringing everyone’s ideas to life. It has been a quiet few days with not a lot to post about but will be having a featured artist post coming soon with all the finished projects customers have sent us.  Hope everyone has had a good week and enjoy your weekend!

~Nana & Arianne~

Personalized Halloween Monogram

This entry was posted on October 6, 2017.

New Items!

Welcome to Our Nest!

Just wanted to do a short introduction on myself, Nanas daughter.

I have been married for 7 years and laser engraving for about 4 years. We have 3 dogs and a ferret that keep us busy when we aren’t working. I keep up with the social media pages and answer all the questions that come in from there. I’ve learned the design side of it but am not as good as Nana is yet 🙂 Now that the Christmas shopping season has started, I will be in the shop every day to help keep up with orders!

We will be having a sale on Halloween items soon and will also have a few other things on sale as well so keep an eye out for that!

We have been hard at work while our Etsy shop has been in vacation mode. Here are a few samples of the new items to look forward to when we reopen! A lot of great christmas decor and there will also be more new items available that aren’t listed here. If any of the new items give you ideas for your own design, let us know and we will be happy to make something for you!


In the next post, I am going to show a few different products that I like to use to hang cutouts without damaging the wall or the cutout.

Happy crafting until next time!

~Nana & Arianne~



This entry was posted on September 29, 2017.


Welcome to The Nest!

I started Nanas Little Nest in 2011 when I had an empty nest. My hubby was a woodworker by trade and I spent a lot of late nights playing around on his laser cutter until I made my first wood cut out and that is when my nest was born! Now I spend most days on the computer doing custom designs and keeping up with Etsy.

The shop has grown so much over the past few years that I taught my adult daughter the trade as well. She ran her own shop for awhile but earlier in the year we decided to join forces and just have one big wood cutout shop. She now helps with all the Etsy questions and custom requests and is learning to do custom designs for customers. She will also be helping with the blog and getting tutorials up on painting and hanging the cutouts we offer.

We also have a very special coworker Gerty the goose but better know as “Beep Beep”. She is a 1 1/2 year old Sebastapol goose that I got when she was only 1 day old. She has imprinted on us and spends most days working out in the shop with us and keeping an eye on things. She is a great “guard goose” and lets us know when someone is here.


Anything you would like to see us talk about on the blog or any custom items you may want, contact us on Etsy and we will be glad to help!

Thanks for stopping by and keep checking back for more posts!

~Nana & Arianne~


My daughter and her Hubby

Gerty the goose

This entry was posted on September 27, 2017.

Welcome to Nana’s Little Nest

I hope to use this blog to introduce new wood cut out designs, feature tutorials and amazing artists, etc..   Please feel free to share pictures of your finished products that you have completed for your home, for sale, weddings, etc.. I will be happy to feature you and your shop, blog, etc…. So check back often for new and exciting ideas.

Thanks for stopping by


This entry was posted on June 7, 2017.