DIY Bird Nests

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing DIY bird nests, a nest is especially good for early spring decorating. I looked on Pinterest for an example and decided to combine two techniques for my nests.

A DIY bird nests is particularly pretty to add to a cloche, books stacked inside an ironstone dish or used in a vignette on your table. Also, adding a small egg, a found feather or even leaving them empty is pretty from spring through summer when birds are active.

By the way, I recently shared an easy bird craft that may inspire you and update a bird in your home.

Items Needed:

  • bird nests as seen below
  • sticks you find in your yard
  • moss
  • hairspray
  • spray adhesive
  • leaves you find
  • rubber gloves

How My Craft Started by Combining Two Techniques

After I decided to combine two techniques for the DIY bird nests, I began looking on Factory Direct Crafts online.  I purchased a set of six nests.

So then, because the nests were lose I used hairspray to make them stiffer and also began forming a better shape. Unfortunately, I did not take a picture of this step. However, when spraying the nests with hairspray I wear gloves because it will get sticky. Also, after forming the shape of the nest let dry.

If you’re doing the nests outside, you can skip using the hairspray. Spray adhesive does smell and this project is being done inside so I didn’t feel safe breathing too much spray adhesive.

Steps for Adding Sticks, Leaves and Moss

After, I have the correct shape, I gather sticks from my yard. So then, I cut sticks into random size pieces. Next, I began adding the sticks to my DIY bird nests. I also began adding small amounts of spray adhesive and pushed sticks into the nests. Also begin adding them to the exterior and interior of the nests for more texture.

Besides getting the shape I speak about above, I also did take advantage of the spray adhesive. Take the time to make sure your nest is the way you want and lightly squeeze into shape one more time.

I specifically did this to keep the sticks stable and to add them in other areas of the nests.

Finally, I add spray adhesive in spots and place green moss for more texture. After I was pleased with the moss I also added pieces of leaves that I found in our yard. This is an easy quick craft and is especially great for spring and summer months when birds are active.

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Placing my nest and egg resting inside a glass cloche together with sticks is elegant and rustic. A French graphic sitting in a flower frog and an antique riser with curved feet is adding another bit of elegance for early spring.

As I begin decorating for spring, you will see two more of theses nests. Also, I hope this inspires you to to give this DIY a try for your decorating. Remember Pinning is always appreciated from Cloches & Lavender.

Do you enjoy decorating with nests and natural elements? I’d love for you to leave a comment letting me know.

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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

24 thoughts on “DIY Bird Nests

  1. I have always loved decorating bird’s nests. My son often works in the woods surveying so whenever he comes across an abandoned nest, he brings it to me. 🙂 I love putting them in cloches and next to bird houses. I find bird’s nests totally charming to decorate with. Yours turned out very cute. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your creations!

  2. Such a smart idea to use hairspray to hold them together! These are super cute and I love all the extra details!
    Thank you for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday and sharing this idea!

    Karin

  3. Very sweet, i wonder if a solution of thinned matte modge podge or glue would work in the winter, when spraying next to the furnace room isn’t a good Idea. Ha, I may try that,but they are lovely! from AAhome

  4. These little cuties are adorable and you made it looks easy! Featuring it on the Farmhouse Friday Link Party tomorrow. Thank you for linking up. Hope you are doing well.

  5. My pleasure! Make sure and do a nice Pin for Pinterest on that post. I made a nest about three years ago and that Pin is still my biggest one so far. It’s huge. Brings tons of traffic to my blog. 😃

  6. I love birds, bird nests and any thing that brings the two together. I have them all over my house.
    This craft is so cute and looks so easy! Thank you for sharing! Will definitely pin this cute idea.

  7. Love the way this came together so much, Cindy! It looks so real. Thanks for the tip about the spray glue. I was having a hard time keeping the ones I make and the ones I find in tact. You always have the best ideas! Loved and pinned. Hugs, CoCo

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