Today, we’re sharing a diy bird’s nest idea that is so simple to make it can literally be customized and created in minutes!
Have you guys started decorating for Spring yet?
I must admit, we’ve been taking a more relaxed approach to putting up all the Spring décor this year because Easter is so late. This stress-free decorating approach has actually helped us to fully focus on finishing up a few projects on our home goals list like the dining room makeover we recently completed before summer is in full swing.
Now that we’ve settled on a color palette though, we’re looking forward to adding bits of Spring to the house that can be easily transitioned from one season to the next without a lot of fuss.
Lately, we’ve been obsessed with these cute little flower pots. You can buy them at most craft supply or big box stores. We love these pots because they can be dressed up for a garden party or dressed down as a simple diy bird’s nest. They can also be customized and painted or aged in all sorts of colors too.
Here’s a look at all the details in case you want to make some for your Easter tablescape, a Spring vignette, a garden party for your girlfriends or something quick to drop off to surprise your neighbors, coworkers of friends…
DIY Bird’s Nest Supplies:
- Small flower pots (we picked these up at Hobby Lobby)
- Moss (we used green, but you could also use gray or brown)
- Small nest (we picked these grapevine nests up at Hobby Lobby)
- Small egg candy or faux bird eggs
- Dark furniture paste wax (optional)
- Wax brush (optional)
- Paint (color of your choice, optional)
- Paint brush (optional)
DIY Bird’s Nest Steps:
Step #1– if you want to “age” your flower pot, apply a bit of dark furniture paste wax to the small flower pot OR dry brush a paint color of your choice on the flower pot, allow to dry, then apply dark furniture paste wax to the flower pot once the paint has dried.
Here’s a look at a flower pot that has not had any dark wax or paint applied…
Dark wax has been applied to this flower pot…
and this flower pot has been dry brushed with paint (Déco Art Primitive) and then dark wax was applied.
Step #2– Once you have your flower pot like you want it, add a bit of green moss inside the pot.
Step #3– Next, layer a small nest on top. Keep in mind the diameter of the flower pot and the diameter of the nest need to be close to the same size.
Step #4– Finally, add egg shaped candy…
or faux decorative eggs inside the nest.
You could even add a few feathers or use these diy bird’s nests as a place card on your Easter or Spring tablescape.
They’re really super simple to make!
Even if you’re not looking for flower pots this small, you can always use the techniques mentioned above to age or add patina to larger flower pots. Check out this post, if you want to learn how to create French Inspired Flower Pots.
You could also use these pots to create seasonal vignettes…
or to decorate your front porch, lanai, or back patio – they’re that easy!