Learn how to make a decorative bird’s nest in just a few easy steps.
I made three handmade bird nests in different sizes to decorate my antique booth for Spring but you could also use them to decorate a spring wreath or centerpieces.
Here I added a small bird’s nest to a glass cloche. At the bottom are a couple more photos and display ideas so make sure to read to the end!
For a touch of softness, I added feathers. I bought a package of feathers (made for crafting) on Amazon and tried to pick the closest feather type to a Robin out of the bunch. It took a little research but I think I came close!
Note: Decorate your nest with natural elements like twigs and dried grasses to make it look realistic, just be careful not to bring in elements from outside that may have bugs!
Learn how to make a bird’s nest below.
- 18-20-inch long ‘green’ twigs – new cuttings from a bush or tree
- Floral mosses in green and brown
- Craft feathers (optional)
- Pruning shears
- Hot glue gun
- Speckled eggs (mine are from Dollar Tree, 1.5″ in length) or mini eggs for smaller nests can be found here on Amazon
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How to Make a Bird’s Nest Decoration – 4 Easy Steps
STEP 1: Secure Branches With Twine
Bend several branches together to form a ring. Secure with twine as shown below and prune away any excess branches that stick out too far.
My twig ring was a bit of a mess at first but after tying another side with twine and cutting away some branches, things started to take shape.
STEP 2: Hot Glue Twigs For A Bottom
Hot glue five or six twigs in a crisscross pattern onto the bottom of your twig ring as a base to hold floral moss in place (shown in the next step).
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STEP 3: Hot Glue Floral Moss
Use dabs of hot glue and glue a small amount of dried floral moss to line your nest. Also, hot glue smaller pieces to the sides to cover up any twine that may be showing.
STEP 4: Add Decorative Elements
Decorate by hot-gluing green Spanish moss to the sides and adding craft feathers (optional) and speckled eggs! The feathers I’m using can be purchased here on Amazon and I found these 1-1/2 inch white foam eggs at Dollar Tree and painted them with acrylic paint.
Here are a couple more photos!
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