By now you probably know that I like easy crafts, things you can make quickly and inexpensively, preferably with some supplies from the dollar store. That’s what these DIY birds nests are – quick, simple, inexpensive!
To make the “straw” birds nest, you’ll need to make a trip to the dollar store and pick up the following two items:
That’s right! This sweet birds nest is made from a dollar store hula skirt and a balloon. You’ll also need some Mod Podge or household glue.
DIY Birds Nest
Step 1 is to cut off about 1/3 of the “grass” strips from the hula skirt. Then cut them into manageable size pieces – I cut mine into three for easier handling.
Step 2 is to dip the strips into a bowl containing a watered down mixture of the Mod Podge – about half the amount of water to the Mod Podge.
Step 3 – blow up a balloon to the desired size. The one in the top photo is approximately 5″ in diameter. But you can make them as big or as small as you like – I actually made some very small ones (2″ across) to use as place settings on my Easter dinner table setting.
Step 4 – layer the strips onto the balloon in a circular pattern. Work until the balloon won’t hold any more strips without them slipping down. Let it dry – I left mine overnight propped into a bowl to keep the balloon from slipping.
Keep layering until you have the desired effect. Let it dry completely. Then pop the balloon and gently remove it from the nest.
Alternately you can make the birds nest from sheet moss for a more rustic look. Follow the same instructions using sheet moss cut into small pieces.
These ones will be used on a spring table along with the moss balls from last spring. Whichever ones you make, the moss version or the hula skirt version, these are a fun project that even the kids will enjoy.
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