Cabin Fever Cures

NESTING 101

(easy-peasy bird nest tutorial)

Bird Nest Project

Bird Nest Project

 

You will need:

  • 3-4 sm bunches of ‘angel vine’ ( *available at most craft stores and Gatherings)
  • 18″ – 20″ of 20g rusty wire
  • sm. square piece of burlap
  • artificial or dried moss
  • sm. twigs (* I used clippings from a spirea bush)
  • plastic bird eggs (1″ – 2″)
  • assorted embellishments (*I used dried orange mint) (smells heavenly!!)
  • glue gun and wire cutters

STEP 1. Start coiling angel vine using wire to secure ends of vine.

Step One

Step One

 

STEP 2. Add each pc. of angel vine wrapping wire as needed to secure.

Step Two

Step Two

 

STEP 3. Cut a sm. square of burlap to fit center of nest. Dampen and crumple burlap in palm of hand.

Step Three

Step Three

 

STEP 4. Ring the inside of nest w/ hot glue…carefully press damp burlap into center of nest molding it into nest shape.

Step Four

Step Four

 

STEP 5. ‘Strudel’ artificial moss sparingly around nest. Glue additional sm. twigs into and around outside edges of nest.

Step Five

Step Five

 

STEP 6. Embellish nest with anything you like…bits of dried or artificial flowers, herbs, ribbons….add some eggs. Easy peasy!!

Step Six

Step Six