DIY Bird Nests in Minutes

Let’s make DIY bird nests in minutes, this easy craft is an especially fun way to add nature to the home. Wouldn’t it be great to learn an easy way to make your own birds nest in moments?

Well, today I am going to share how truly easy this gathering spot for real birds is to make and these are perfect for early spring.

These DIY bird nests can be used in different ways such as centerpieces, added to a cloche, books stacked inside an ironstone dish, or used in a vignette on your table. These nests are even a great way to add nature to a wreath on the front porch.

Also, adding a small fake egg, or a found feather or even leaving them empty is pretty from spring through summer when birds are extremely active.

Gather Materials for the Nest:

  • silk thread bird nests as seen below or Spanish moss
  • gather sticks you find in your yard
  • reindeer moss
  • spray adhesive
  • leaves from the backyard
  • rubber gloves

Forming the Nest with Spray Adhesive

Step 1: Using Linen Thread to Make My Shape for My DIY Bird Nest Project

Here for my own bird nests, I begin by grabbing pieces of linen thread. This is from Michaels craft store in the beginner jewelry makers section. This can also be found at Hobby Lobby and on Amazon.

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linen thread to begin my project

So then, because the natural materials of the linen thread for the nests are loose, I spray it with spray adhesive to make the little nest stiffer and begin forming a better shape.

By the way, I advise doing this DIY project outside but because it is cold in NJ, I did this out my office window. I simply hung my own nest out of the window to spray liberally with adhesive.

Also, I recommend wearing gloves because the nest will be extremely sticky.

DIY bird nests in minutes forming my shape after sprayed with spray adhesive

Adding Small Pieces of Sticks, Leaves, and Moss to the Birds’ Nests

Step 2: Add Pieces to the Bird Nest

After, I have the correct shape, and the spray adhesive is still tacky I add pieces of sticks in different sizes from my yard to my nest.

Next, I begin adding the sticks to my handmade bird nests. Also, this is a great time to begin adding them to the sides of the nest for more texture and a realistic look.

DIY bird nests shaped

Besides getting the shape I speak about above; I also did take advantage of the spray being sticky.

This specifically helps keep the sticks stable as I add them to other areas of this easy DIY.

pushing sticks into the outside

Finally, I add spray adhesive in spots and place green moss on the top of the nest. This is the best way to add more texture to my bird’s nest.

After adding the moss, I also added pieces of leaves that I found in our yard inside the bottom of the nest. This is an easy quick step and will truly take moments to accomplish. This also adds more natural elements.

Adding green moss to the DIY Bird Nests
a close up picture
pieces of leaves to add to DIY bird Nests in minutes
after adding the leaves

This is also the perfect size to add Easter eggs with a dot of hot glue. The best part is this nest will be pretty nestled with daffodils, tulips, and other seasonal fake flowers.

Placing my nest and egg resting inside a centerpiece adds a piece of nature with its Robin’s egg.

close up of egg added with a dot of hot glue.

Next time, I will share a couple more of my own nests as I begin sharing ideas for spring.

I hope this inspires you to give these easy steps for a DIY bird nest in minutes a try for your own home.

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45 thoughts on “DIY Bird Nests in Minutes

  1. This bird’s nest is amazing, Cindy! I can’t wait to try this too. I had no idea you could still form the shape after spraying the glue that is so cool. Loving and pinning as always and can’t wait to see what you’re up to this spring, CoCo

  2. Such a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing on Fabulous Friday Link Party. We sure appreciate you. Hugs and blessings to you.

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