Easter

How to Craft a Faux Bird's Nest With Robin's Eggs

Bring spring indoors with an easy-to-craft decorative bird's nest you can whip up while watching your favorite show. Fill the realistic-looking nest with painted robin's eggs, dyed eggs or Easter candy.

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Handmade bird's nest as a spring decoration Photography by H. Camille Smith

Materials Needed:

  • aluminum foil
  • bowl (this will determine the finished nest's size)
  • Spanish moss
  • natural jute twine
  • assorted preserved natural moss and bark
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • scissors
  • small wood or paper eggs
  • robin's-egg blue acrylic craft paint
  • 1/2" chip brush
  • brown acrylic craft paint
  • old toothbrush
  • fine sandpaper

Paint Robin's Eggs

Coat eggs with robin's-egg blue craft paint and allow to dry (Image 1). Lightly sand painted eggs to remove brush strokes and create a smooth surface. Pour a small amount of brown paint onto a plate and mix with 1-2 drops of water to slightly thin it. Dip the end of an old toothbrush into the thinned paint then run your thumb over the brush's tip to add a speckled effect to the eggs (Image 2).

Determine What Size Nest You'll Make

Your nest can be as small or as large as you'd like by varying the size bowl you use to create the aluminum foil armature.

Create Aluminum Foil Armature

Cover bowl's underside with aluminum foil, tucking the corners under as you shape the foil to create an armature for the nest (Image 1). Tip: It's not necessary to cover the entire bowl; covering half to two-thirds of the bowl will work (Image 2).

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