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Welcome back, spring — I’ve missed you so! The weather here in Knoxville has (thankfully!) warmed, birds are singing and flowers are popping up everywhere. My backyard is abloom with crocuses, daffodils, tulips, forsythia and lenten roses putting on a colorful show. I’m a flower picker from way back. There’s hardly a photo of a preschool me where I don’t have a bunch of wildflowers (and honestly, sometimes just plain weeds) clutched tightly in my chubby fist. So when my yard breaks into bloom, I break out the scissors and head outside to claim some spring color to brighten up the indoors.

I’ve also always been fascinated by that other harbinger of spring: bird’s nests, eggs and baby birds hopping about. Obviously, I’ve no plans to bring those inside — but – in under an hour I can turn aluminum foil, moss and hot glue into a realistic looking bird’s nest that adds a sweet spring touch:Jute twine, Spanish moss and aluminum foil are all you need to make a lovely faux bird's nest for spring celebrations.

Pretty, huh? It was actually easy to make – get the complete step-by-step instructions here>> The tiny robin’s eggs are easy to craft too, my instructions include how to paint and speckle them.

You can make your nest any size you like. I made this one large enough to work as an Easter basket of sorts:Jute twine, Spanish moss and aluminum foil are all you need to make a lovely faux bird's nest for spring celebrations.

Here you can see how big it is, practically the size of a dinner plate. A large nest like this would make a great centerpiece when filled with dyed Easter eggs: Jute twine, Spanish moss and aluminum foil are all you need to make a lovely faux bird's nest for spring celebrations.  

The bird’s nests look great anywhere but I especially love it here nestled in my footed butter dish:Easily craft a realistic-looking handmade bird's nest for spring and Easter decorations.
Ready to bring spring indoors with your own decorative bird’s nest? Get the complete step-by-step instructions here>> and check out more Easter inspiration below.

Our Favorite Easter Decorating Ideas
Easter Kids’ Craft: (Cute!) Painted Pail With Ribbon Roses
Weekday Crafternoon: Easter Wreath With Paper Flowers
Printable Bunny Ears — Free Printable PDF
Hatching Chick Egg
Kids’ Craft: Dyed Easter Egg Animals — Free Printable PDFs 
How to Make Cascarone Confetti Eggs


DIY, Handmade, Holidays

16 Responses

  1. RSS says:

    Looks great in the butter dish.

  2. Doreen says:

    The eggs are precious.

  3. Briana A. says:

    The second photo is my favorite. So pretty.

  4. Becky says:

    Love the nests!! But I really love that teal globe thing in the last picture – where did you find that? :)

  5. Liz_HGTV says:

    So cute! I love the nest as a place setting/Easter basket.

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  11. hgtvcamille says:

    Thanks, RSS! A faux nest would look fantastic in a cloche too.

  12. hgtvcamille says:

    Thanks Doreen, they're really easy to paint — give em a try. :)

  13. Becky says:

    Thanks for letting me know! Good job on your Franken-decoration. :)

  14. hgtvcamille says:

    Hi Becky, that's one of my many Franken-decorations. I found the metal stand at an antiques festival (it's an old sundial) but it was missing the blue ball in the center. I found the right size glass sphere at Homegoods which I took to a lamp shop and had them drill holes in each end. The arrow unscrews so you can slide the central rod out; I just added the glass sphere and — voila!

  15. hgtvcamille says:

    Thanks Briana, I love that photo too — chocolate bunnies make excellent subjects!

H. Camille SmithCamille is a managing editor for HGTV.com, fine artist and antique furniture devotee. As a former interior designer and Nickelodeon animator, she has a real passion for balanced, beautiful interiors...


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