Feather Your Nest - Bird's Nest - Tutorial

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 The quail eggs and the feather help dress up the nest.

I used natural sphagnum moss to make the birds' nest.
Here I started to add twine to the nest. 
The finished nest in all its glory!
Supplies
2 sheets of wax paper, natural sphagnum moss, twine, raffia, twigs, miniature pine cones, thin piece of wood for the bottom of the nest, Elmer's glue and a little bit of water to hold it all together.
Tutorial
Lay down a sheet of wax paper and a few handfuls of the natural sphagnum moss. Pour Elmer's glue and a little water on the moss. Now mix it with your hands. It will form into a ball. Start by pulling at the sides keeping it round. Take your clean sheet of wax paper and finish making the nest on it.  Start pressing into the center of the moss to make the birds nest. Now let it dry for a few days on the wax paper. 
When dry add more natural sphagnum moss with Elmer's glue. Be creative and include, raffia, twigs, and pine cones. To get the wispy look I used twine. Pull the twine apart and add it to the inside and the outside of your nest. I glued a small thin piece of wood under the birds nest. It's small enough not to be seen.  
*The large piece of wood is just to move it around for pictures.
*You can also make mini birds nest just by using twine.  Pull out all the threads and shape into a nest. EASY!
Happy Crafting!
xo,
Dee
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21 comments:

Bliss said...

You make it look so easy. You don't have a worm dangling from your beak right now do you?

~Bliss~

Lesley said...

The world to describe this nest...heavenly. :) Super nice tutorial. Love how you added the little cones and whatnot. The eggs take it right over the top....not to mention the glass cloche with the birdie atop!

Shelly {Quiet Luxury} said...

I like cloche displays. They're so whimsical. Nice tutorial!

-Shelly
Quiet Luxury


Linda said...

love the cloche with the bird on top.
Thanks for the great tutorial.

melanzana said...

Great tutorial!
Nest under glass bells look beautiful.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The nest is so cute. Thanks for the great tutorial.

jyothisethu said...

beautiful and wonderful work and technique...
thanks for sharing...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How beautiful, Dee! What a great project and I love the eggs and feather. It all looks great with the cloche and that base {is that a project you did, too?}.

Gina said...

Wow girl, that is a great looking nest...it's very authentic looking. It looks pretty under the cloche!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Adorable overload. You create the cutest things.

Jody and Stan said...

What a great project! Love the nest with moss and the one of a kind cloche. Please join me on my new linky "Simple & Sweet Fridays",love to have share your great ideas...


Love, Jody

Atelier de Charo said...

Love this! Great tutorial

:)

New End Studio said...

These are so pretty, the feather makes it look so natural. This looks like a nice messy thing I'd like to try, like making mud pies as a kid. TFS!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

That looks amazingly real! Great project.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the detail you put into each of your projects! I'm enjoying your blog! ♥

Gina said...

I know I already commented on this fabulous nest, but I wanted to thank you again for linking it to the party!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Oooo, I would like one of these! Love the nest!

I am liking your blog!

xo,
Ricki Jill

CAS said...

I made a bird's nest last year, but it certainly didn't look as realistic as yours! Great tutorial!

Saw lots & lots of nests this morning on our walk. Our bird friends have been very busy.
CAS

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Little Miss Maggie said...

Hi Dee, don't know where I have been that I missed this gem. Your bird's nest is wonderful. Thanks for the lesson.

Judy said...

That's an awesome nest. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

Barbara Jean said...

Love your nest!! Maybe even better than my own, and I like mine a lot! =)

blessings
barbara jean

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