Bird Nest-Tutorial


These nests were made using miniature vine wreaths that I picked up for cheap after the holidays. Since they didn’t really scream “Christmas”, I thought the natural vine would be a perfect base for a bird nest.

I placed the wreaths on burlap scraps, traced around them and cut them out. The circles were hot glued to the bottom of the wreaths.


This created the bowl for the nest.


A handful of Spanish moss was glued inside the bowl of the nest. I burrowed out the center of the moss to keep the bowl shape.

A few strands of raffia roughly rubbed together in my hands was then glued inside the bowl of the moss. At this point the nest was done, but


what’s a nest without eggs? I rolled 1-inch balls of polymer clay, then shaped them into little egg-shapes.


After baking, I painted each egg a robin’s egg blue, then splattered them with black. A note about the paint: While making this project, I realized robin’s egg blue is a color that is wide open to interpretation. I had several bottles by different manufacturers and none of the colors matched. Basically, your paint color probably won’t match mine, but if you are happy with the blue color you choose, nothing else matters.

Hot glue your three painted eggs in the center of the raffia.


I finished the nests with little tags that I stamped with the word “NEST”.


Does this make you dream of spring? Warmer weather? Birds chirping?


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