Foraging Happiness ~ DIY Bird Nest

Happy Monday, lovelies!!! How was your weekend? We have had some really nice, spring like weather lately, until Sunday that is, when it snowed all day! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the snow, and all of its beauty, but I can hardly wait for spring to arrive!! Warmer weather, sunny days, birds chirping, flowers blooming, kids running and playing outside, and so much more!

In my anticipation for spring to arrive, my little boys and I went around the yard foraging a few things to make some spring birds nests.Obviously this isn’t all foraged. We also stopped by Michael’s to get some grapevine nests, and a few faux flowers/greenery. The grapevine nests are the perfect base for these DIY bird nests. It was really the key in making these sweet little nests sturdy. For purchasing info for these grapevine nests, click HERE for the 4 inch nest , or HERE for the 8 inch nest .

I started by layering a small grapevine wreath, on top of the nest. Then, I started weaving, and layering my foraged finds throughout the nest, and filled the bottom of the nest with some spanish moss.I continued to layer on the different little twigs and such. I also used some twine, that I pulled apart, for sweet little detail. Then came time to add the little touches of green. We found just a couple pieces of thyme, in the garden, that were green, most of the green came a little potted fern that I got at Home Depot.Added little spring flowers, and some eggs…of course!What I love most about this nest, is that it is mostly made from flowers and plants that have grown brown over the winter, but has just a few touches of green and pink, sure signs of spring!

I was surprised at how much fun and how easy these little nests were to make. It was so much fun to sit at the table and dream of spring with my little guys, as we created these sweet little nests.

Now, I can hardly wait to hop over to Tara’s blog, Stilettos and Shiplap, to see the spring DIY that she is sharing with us today! Click HERE to check it out too!

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  1. These nests are too cute! I love them! The touches of green and flowers are precious. I need some nests for some projects coming up and I think I just might be having to make them now! You’ve inspired me!

    1. You’re so sweet! Thank you! I love your stenciled flower pots! They turned out so cute!!!🌸🌸🌸

  2. You have done it again! So clever and pretty!

    1. Thank you so much for these sweet words!💗

  3. You’ve inspired me to get my spring decor bin out! 💗

    1. Yay!! I can’t wait to see your spring decor!💗

  4. These are adorable. What a fun craft.

    1. Thank you so much!!!💗

  5. Emily I love your beautiful nest! I have featured you in my recent Pin Away Wednesdays: Birds and Bird Decor post. I think you will like it!

    Have a great weekend!

    1. You’re so sweet!! Thank you!!💗

  6. Emily, these are beyond adorable! Such a wonderfully fresh way to welcome spring! I’m featuring you on Shoestring Elegance for this week’s Thursday Favorite Things! Thank you so much for sharing your talent and beauty with us!

    1. Thank you so much!!!💗

  7. Thanks for the tip on shredding the twine! Never would have thought of it and it really makes a difference and gives that airy feel I’ve never achieved when I’ve made my own nests over the years.

    1. You’re so sweet! Thank you so much!!

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