Bird Nest in Vintage Chair Spring Decor Craft Class

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Bird Nest

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Bird Nest , I love creating! especially when I can share my creations with others.

It brings such joy to me to share what I love to do with all of you!

This past weekend I taught a class on how to make a bird’s nest on top of a vintage chair spring, who would have thought!

We had such a great time in person and on zoom.

Bird Nest

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There is something very therapeutic about crafting and creating beautiful decor for your own home and did you know there are so many benefits to crafting. 

  • Reduced stress. … 
  • Helps relieve and reduce depression and anxiety. … 
  • Projects help build self-esteem. … 
  • Decreased risk of cognitive impairment as you age. … 
  • Can help with insomnia. … 
  • Relaxation reduces irritability and restlessness. … 
  • Builds community and friendships.

I love seeing friends come together to spend time creating and crafting together, I am always amazed at the talent these gals have! I love to see each gal add their creativity to their projects, no two are ever alike. 

Today I want to share this project with you so you can get creative at home, and if you love to craft, please check out our schedule and join us next time.

 

 

Supplies needed 

  1. 1 old 9″ chair spring 
  2. 1 6″ wreath 
  3. An assortment of mosses, I used Spanish moss, green moss, and some shredded straw for the actual nest 
  4. I used a small piece of sheet moss to put down inside of the spring as a base for the nest
  5. Pods from a tree, or pinecones ( think about the natural things that a bird would add to a nest) some of this you can get at the Dollar Tree
  6. pieces of string or thread
  7. Twigs or curly willow 
  8. A spring or two of faux greenery 
  9. 1 bird or small rabbit 
  10. 3 small faux eggs
  11. Twine 
  12. Spray Glue 
  13. Disposable gloves 
  14. Glue gun
  15. Glue sticks 

Bird Nest

Instructions 

  1. Hot glue the wreath on one end of the spring 
  2. Roll up the small piece of sheet moss to fit inside of the spring to create a base for the nest to rest on 
  3. Mix up an assortment of mosses, threads, leaves, etc, and put it in a pile on a table covered with paper. 
  4. Spray the pile with spray glue and form it into a nest with a shallow divot for the bird and eggs. 
  5. Turn it over and spray the bottom and use your hands to form.
  6. Insert and mold the nest into the spring 
  7. Using a hot glue gun add some twig in and around the nest.
  8. Using the hot glue gun add your greenery and any other pods or curly willow you may be using. 
  9. Add your bird and eggs, make sure your divot in the nest is not too deep as you want to be able to see the eggs and the bird. 
  10. If you are using a small bunny like the one in the image I got at the Dollar Tree, I painted him white and then waxed him with some dark wax from Annie Sloan. 
  11. Tie a piece of twine around the nest and tie it in a bow.
  12. Now put your spring somewhere where you will enjoy it.

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Happy Spring!

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5 Comments

  1. Love this project Wendy! It will be such a great touch of spring in your home. Always so much fun to get together with friends and craft. Love what you did with bunny too! Have a great day!

    • wendy says:

      Thank you Denise, it really is fun t bring spring into your home and this little nest is the perfect addition. I hope you get a chance to give it a try.

  2. What a sweet little project and looks like it was so much fun! Vintage bed springs are such a great way to decorate!

    • wendy says:

      Thank you Melanie. The springs were sitting around for a while until I came up with this idea.
      I hope you give it a try.

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