It’s time for yet another Craft Room Destash Challenge! Today, I’m sharing a Spring Topiary with Bird Nests.
Spring Topiary with Bird Nests
If you’re new, every month a group of bloggers are challenged by C’mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Since I’m decorating for spring, I wanted to create a spring topiary with some of my favorite colors for spring: blue, orange, and yellow. In the past, I’ve decorated my mantel with these colors, so I had everything I needed to make this Spring Topiary with Bird Nests! I spent zero dollars!

Spring Topiary with Bird Nests

Yes, the craft supply list is long, but this is a craft room destash challenge. I used a ton of stuff from my craft stash.

Supplies:

  • Cone Topiary – my own home decor
  • Twine
  • Three bird nests with 5 eggs – two small and one large nest
  • wire – I used 26 gauge
  • light blue acrylic paint
  • bronze acrylic paint
  • old toothbrush
  • paint brush
  • wire cutter
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun/glue sticks
  • moss
  • pen
  • 1 spray of yellow buds
  • 1 spray of orange flowers

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How to:

Prep the Nests

Spring topiary eggs

I bought these nests last year at a thrift store and they’ve been sitting in a bag ever since. So it’s about time they got a makeover! The best way to makeover just about anything is with paint and that’s what I did. I painted the eggs with two coasts of light blue acrylic paint, letting them dry between coats. To add a bit of shine, I used an old toothbrush dipped in bronze paint to flick on speckles.

Spring Topiary Bird Nests

To secure the nests to the topiary, I ran a wire through each nest and twisted the ends together. I made sure to leave ample wire to poke or wrap the nests onto the topiary Styrofoam.

Nests in topiary

Okay, here’s the bad part. I didn’t take pictures of the rest of the topiary assembly because it was all about putting things in and moving things around. However, I did start by placing the bird nests in the topiary in a zig-zag pattern. This gave me a starting point of where to place the other items.

Disclosure, I only decorated the front of the topiary since the back won’t be seen.

Spring topiary with bird nests closeup

Then, I wrapped twine around the topiary. I also added bud and flower stems throughout the topiary and on the bottom nest. Finally, I glued the eggs in the nests and moss to cover the top of topiary pot.

spring topiary before and after

Whew! And yes, all of these things were in my craft stash! I hope this project inspired you to create your own spring creation with your craft stash. Here is the transformation from a plain topiary to the new Spring Spring Topiary with Bird Nests.

Find more craft room destash inspiration by visiting the links below! And if you would like to join the craft room de-stash challenge, you can request to join our Facebook group here#CraftRoomDestashChallenge


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17 Comments

  1. This turned out so cute! I have a few plants around the house that could be dressed up. Pinning for inspiration!

  2. What a huge dent this project must have made in your supplies stash, lol. I am very proud of you to rock this project and use so many things. It is a lovely little spring tree.

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