DIY Bird’s Nest

Today, we’re sharing a DIY bird’s nest idea that is so simple to make it can literally be created in just a few minutes!

Have you 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 strategy has actually helped us to fully focus on finishing up a few projects on our home goals lists like the laundry room and the Jack and Jill bathroom.

I’m hoping to finish both of them in the next few weeks so we can concentrate on the front porch before summer gets in full swing.

We’re looking forward to adding bits of Spring around the house and choosing items 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 big box or craft supply 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 be customized, painted, and aged in all sorts of colors too.

Spring Porch Vignette and DIY Bird's Nest-The Crowned Goat

They would also be great for your Easter tablescape, a Spring vignette, a garden party for your girlfriends, or something quick to drop off to surprise your neighbors, coworkers, or friends!

How to Create a DIY Bird's Nest in a Clay Pot for Spring-The Crowned Goat

Here’s a look at how to create a DIY Bird’s Nest so you can make one too…

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:

How to Age Your Flower Pot…

If you want to “age” your flower pot, apply a bit of dark paste wax to the small flower pot.

You can also dry brush a paint color of your choice on the flower pot, allow it to dry, then apply dark paste wax. Just be sure the paint is completely dry before adding a layer of wax.

How to Age Clay Pots for Spring-The Crowned Goat

This garden pot has not been painted or had dark wax applied…

We added dark wax to this flower pot.

This flower pot has been dry brushed with Déco Art’s Primitive. And once the paint was dry, we applied a layer of dark wax.

How to Age Pots With Paint and Dark Wax for Spring-The Crowned Goat

Creating The Bird’s Nest…

Once you have your flowerpot as you want it, add a bit of green moss inside the pot.

After that, layer a small store-bought or handmade nest on top.  Keep in mind the diameter of the flower pot and the diameter of the nest need around the same size.

Finally, add egg-shaped candy, DIY Speckled Eggs…

or faux decorative eggs inside the nest.

Decorating with Nests and Flower Pots for Spring…

These nests are so easy to decorate with you can even add a few feathers to make them look more realistic. You can also use these DIY bird’s nests as a place card on your Easter or Spring tablescape.

How to Create a DIY Bird's Nest in a Clay Pot for Spring-The Crowned Goat

They’re really super simple to make!

Quick and Easy DIY Bird's Nest in Clay Pots-The Crowned Goat

In addition, 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. 

We recently shared The Best White Spray Paint and Wax Combinations and gave several thrift store urns a quick and easy transformation!

Spring Vignettes with Clay Pots and Birds Nests-The Crowned Goat

You can also use these pots to create seasonal vignettes.

Spring Vignette for the Front Porch with Clay Pots and Bird's Nests- The Crowned Goat

In the same vein, they would be really pretty on your front porch, lanai, or back patio too.

Spring Porch Vignette and DIY Bird's Nest-The Crowned Goat

Do you have a favorite DIY bird’s nest idea? Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

How to Create a DIY Bird's Nest and Age Clay Pots in Minutes-The Crowned Goat

Other Spring Inspired Projects to Try…

Many blessings,


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  1. These are really cute Coco and seem easy to make too so I’m going to try it. I think they will be easy for the girls to put together as well. Where did you get the small nests? Thanks

    1. Yes, Sarah, they are crazy easy to make. I think your girls could definitely put these together. The small nests came from the Easter section at Hobby Lobby and were sold in a pack of 4. If you don’t see them there because they are sold out for some reason you can find a similar nest in the faux fruit and food section. Hope this helps, CoCo

    2. These are great my friend. Love the wax on the pots.


      1. Thank you so much, Cindy! The wax definitely adds a little something to it, you know? Hope you have the best day, CoCo

  2. Great idea and I liked the aged pots too.

    1. Glad you like these, Lizzy, they are super easy to make! Hugs, CoCo

  3. Shelia P. says:

    Hi CoCo! Did I understand you to say that the deco art paint color you used is called Primitive? Love the little clay pots, soooo cute! Also love your white wicker and that gorgeous pedestal footed bowl! Just right up my alley! Did you pick that up at an estate sale or where can I buy one? Neverminddddd ….. I’ve got enough bowls. I need to get rid of some! LOL! I’m so happy spring is here, I just can’t tell you! I can’t wait to get outside! Anyway, love your idea for the pots and will definitely be using your tip. Thanks so much. Have a great day! ?

    1. Yes, Shelia, you are correct! The color I dry brushed on some of the small pots is from Deco Art’s Chalky Acrylic Paint line and the color is Primitive. If you live near a Hobby Lobby you can find it there and you should be able to use a 40% off coupon as long as it’s not already on sale too I believe. You can brush as much or as little paint color as you want on the pot and then after it dries apply the dark furniture paste wax. The pedestal bowl was a gift from my Mom and it’s one of my most treasured pieces. I used to see them in magazines but never thought I would have one of my own! So happy Spring is here too and thanks so much for your sweet comments. Hugs, CoCo

  4. I really appreciate it, Julie, thanks so much! Can’t wait to see what everyone has been up to tomorrow. Hugs, CoCo

  5. This are adorable, CoCo!!! I LOVE how the little pots look with the wax. I recently picked up a pack of 3 at the dollar store and was wondering how I could make them look not so new…I’ll try out a similar technique!! I love the pretty eggs that you used too…so pretty for Spring!! I always look forward to your posts. Hope you have a lovely day!!

    1. I swear the power of paint and wax never get old, Rachel! They can make something brand new look aged in minutes which is always exciting. Especially, when you love the farmhouse charm of all things chippy as we do. I can’t wait to see how your pots turn out. I know they’re going to be fabulous! Big hugs and happy Spring, CoCo

  6. Hi CoCo! These little pots are so adorable! I love the idea to put small nests inside them. I also love how you layered the pots in that beautiful white pedestal bowl! Have a great week, Donna

    1. Thank you so much, Donna! That piece of ironstone has lots of crazing on it now. It’s one of those wonderfully weathered pieces that go with so many different things. These nests could not have been easier to make and are such a fun way to celebrate Spring too! Sending you big hugs, CoCo PS: I saw your message about not getting our emails so I just wanted to let you know we’re sending them out mostly on Fridays now. It’s a change we’ve been praying about for a few months and one that will hopefully allow us to serve you in a completely different way moving forward. Stay tuned!

    1. Thank you so much, Kristin, I really appreciate it! These bird’s nests were super simple to make and so much fun to decorate with for the spring and summer seasons too. I can’t believe how fast it’s all flying by but I’m thankful to be able to squeeze out every ounce of fun we possibly can. Hope you and your family are doing the same. Big hugs, CoCo

  7. CoCo,
    These are so cute, and I love how you filled a bowl with them. So clever. I plan to share them on Sunday.

  8. I love the little pots, the aging is to perfection. The bird’s nests are that special CoCo touch. Too cute.

  9. LOVE these cute Bird’s Nest Pots, Coco! We will be featuring you starting Wednesday at the Creative Crafts Linky Party! Pinned and shared
    Creatively, Beth

  10. I have a large collection of small terracotta pots as I scoop a few at the dollar store to hoard. I use them in decor, but never ever in a bowl like you did. So much prettier than the way I have mine stacked on a book shelf. Pinned.

    1. That’s so sweet of you to say, Leanna, thank you. Those little pots are great because you can use them for Spring, Summer and honestly Fall harvest type stuff too which make it easy to keep them around. Hope your spring season is off to a great start. Hugs, CoCo

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