How to Make the World’s Easiest Bird’s Nest (and Vintage Eggs)


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It’s beyond simple.

Easier than buying nests from the dollar store (which I did with my Butterfly Branch Centerpiece).


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How to Make the World’s Easiest Bird’s Nest

1) Buy a bag of Spanish moss (I got mine at the dollar store)

2) Pull off a handful and form it into a ball


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3) Push the middle of the ball in with your fist and shape the nest til it’s just to your liking


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4) Insert mama bird and some doorknob “eggs”


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5) Exclaim, “Wow, that was the world’s easiest bird’s nest!”


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The sun was shining yesterday and the thermometer read 57 so I’m thinking spring.


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What’s your favorite simple spring decorating tip?

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Jennifer Rizzo, Tatertots & Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, DIY Showoff, French Country Cottage

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  1. I have two big bags of Spanish moss in the freezer (to kill the creepy crawlers) that I “borrowed” from the neighbor’s tree. Planning on making mini nests for a shelf project for our daughter. Printed lots of fun graphics with bird sayings, etc.- she’s having 3rd baby in July…. retiring from Navy after 20 years in Aug. This is a great Easter project too. No shortage of sm here.

  2. This is a great tip, Kelly. I used to really covet all those cool bird’s nests that it seemed like everyone had – except me, that is. No more!

  3. I got you beat–I just collect mine from our autumn clematis after they’ve been abandoned. Put it in a ziploc bag for a few days so that any bugs get smothered, and voila!

  4. Gotta love some moss bird’s nests! Cute and easy — just my speed, Kelly!
    xo Heidi

  5. Great tip. So easy … and I love those doorknob eggs.

  6. adorable and simple… win win

  7. Great tip!! I bring spring in with fresh cut tulips…..
    But here it is COLD!! -15 celsius……..tha’s cold!!

  8. Great idea and looks so cute.

  9. Spanish moss-check
    White door knobs-check
    57*- not check. Thermomo tells me it’s 10* below zero.


  10. Wonderful! I love the look and how simple it would be to make! Thank you for the inspiration!

  11. What a cute idea! And so simple too! Looks like spring :-)

  12. So cute! And I have that exact same footed bowl. I might have to try something similar…

  13. That is such a fun idea! I am totally filing this under…..”Why didn’t I think of that?” LOL!

    And I LOVE those door knobs! They would look great with my first aid kit!

    :) me

  14. Door knob eggs … perfect!

  15. I am a nest girl, so I love this.

  16. This is so cute and fun! Love the doorknob eggs!

  17. I love birds and bird’s nests! This is such a great idea! Beautiful!

  18. I found my Spanish Moss when I cleaned my craft room. I KNEW I had some. LOL.
    Love that bird, my gramma had a set and they remind me of her when I see them at your place :)

  19. Great idea, you just saved me from trekking thru the woods looking for birds nests!

  20. PS Loving the new profile pic :)

  21. Love love birds and nests–as a matter of fact my Etsy store is Feather My Nest Decor and I have a few homemade bird things there! Really cute and easy–love the alabaster bird–I have a set when I got married, they were so pretty

  22. Now that’s fast and beautiful! It’s almost as fast as the christmas ball that I found on the side of the road and plopped into a statue in the garden. A one minute gazing ball! I’m so ready for spring. Mother Nature has been messing with us folks in Michigan. A few days ago it was 47 degrees and today it is 9 degrees. Last night it was -15 with the wind chill! I’m so ready for spring! I often wonder how all the birds at my feeder survive these cold winters because I’m a wimp.

  23. cool! Thank you for sharing this, perfect for easter, now I just have to find my birds! :-)

  24. Awesome tip and tutorial, Kelly … beautiful bird and eggs, too! I love splashing eggs, birds and bunnies around for Spring … just wish the weather wasn’t freeeeeezing outside today!

  25. Love your simple next Kelly! That reminds me I have a nest from my mama I need to get out.

  26. Such a great idea Kelly! Looks great and love the compete that it rests on!!

  27. What a cute idea! I love the door knob eggs,….very clever! I have a few old door knobs so now I know just what I am going to use them for!!!!

  28. Gotta love adorable and simple!

    Jeanette @ Creating A Life

  29. Simple and sweet!

  30. not only the easy, but absolutely adorable too!

  31. Cool idea, and Easter / Spring is coming! (Even though it is 0 degrees here now).

  32. How adorable. I love simple projects. This I can handle. LOL.

  33. A great idea! I don’t have any porcelain doorknobs laying around but there is a dollar store nearby where I can maybe get some Spanish moss, and I’ve got a pair of birds that look much like the mama bird you used in your nest vignette. Maybe I can do something to jazz up some of my cheap colored plastic eggs from last Easter/spring’s display :) Visiting from Savvy Southern Style.

  34. Such a great idea, one of those “why didn’t I think of that”. Love it, so easy and so cute. This project is definitely something to chirp about!

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