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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Twist Spanish Moss and Twine Together
Pull a large amount of Spanish moss out of the bag and form it into a long rope-like shape (Image 1). Wrap lengths of natural jute twine around the twisted moss to help it hold its shape (Image 2).
Cover Foil, Inside and Out
Starting in the center of what will be the nest's bottom, apply a large amount of hot glue to the aluminum foil then quickly cover it with the twisted moss-and-twine rope (Image 1). Continue adding hot glue and attaching the moss and twine, pressing it against the bowl to ensure the hot glue is making contact (Image 2). Continue adding moss and twine until the aluminum foil is completely covered, going a bit beyond the foil's top to ensure that none of it will show through (Image 3). Flip the bowl over, place the nest inside the bowl and repeat the process. Create another moss-and-twine rope, if necessary, and hot-glue this to the interior of the nest until no aluminum foil is visible (Image 4).
Add Preserved Moss and Bark
As a finishing touch, attach small pieces of preserved natural moss and bark to the nest's interior and exterior with hot glue (Image 1). Fill your completed nest with Easter candy, dyed eggs or your painted robin's eggs and display (Images 2 and 3).
Make traditional creme-filled chocolates for Easter with this recipe from HGTV.com.