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DIY Bird’s Nest

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!

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

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. 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. Absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for sharing on Homestyle Gathering! Hope to see you each week!

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

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