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.
- Cone Topiary – my own home decor
- 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
- hot glue gun/glue sticks
- 1 spray of yellow buds
- 1 spray of orange flowers
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Prep the Nests
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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