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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
They’re really super simple to make!
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!
You can also use these pots to create seasonal vignettes.
In the same vein, they would be really pretty on your front porch, lanai, or back patio too.
Other Spring Inspired Projects to Try…
- 19 Quick and Easy Spring Decorating Ideas
- How to Decorate a Chandelier with Flowers for Spring
- Decorating a Store-Bought Cake for Easter Simple Tips and Tricks
- Spring Flowers Home Tour
- Spring Flowers Porch Tour