Every year bluebirds build bird’s nests in our DIY birdhouses. The bluebirds are so much fun to watch as they build a nest inside the birdhouses and then care for their young. However, the highlight of the experience is watching their offspring learn to fly.
A few years ago, I purchased a bird’s nest that I adore, but it is not a bluebird nest, and I have my heart set on having one. Since I could not find one to purchase, I decided to make a bird’s nest.
This is the store-bought nest I am using for my inspiration; it has some non-natural elements; for this reason, I will not try to duplicate it.
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Building a Bird’s Nest
Birds build their nests with natural materials, so I would like to use materials they would have available to use. The nest shape I am going to use is the iconic round bird’s nest. However, each bird species builds its own unique type of nest.
Nesting Materials Supplies
- Spanish moss
- Spray glue
- Pine straw
- Snips (these are my favorite ones)
- Heat gun
➡️ I made a bird nest how-to video; you can see it HERE.
Spanish moss is readily available in my yard; however, it is also home to various bugs, so I wanted to use a “clean” Spanish moss.
The first thing I did was pull out a handful of moss. Then I applied a small amount of spray glue. The glue helps to hold the moss together as I shaped it.
Then I add another spray of glue and then start weaving in the sticks.
I purchased the bright green moss, but we have some growing in our yard (however, this one is bug-free).
Last year we built 🌸 window flower boxes, and a bird (not a bluebird) build a next in it.
I noticed in the real bird’s nests bits of straw, so I tried a little raffia as my straw, but I was not too fond of the look, so I removed it.
Instead, I added the pine straw I gathered from my yard in a circular woven pattern. I cut off any long pieces of pine straw.
It is a wonder that wild birds can build nests without hands.
Using a heat gun (this is the one I used) I dried the glue from the top.
Then turning it over to dry the underside of the nest.
Now for the best part: adding the bluebird eggs.
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You can learn more about how to attach bluebirds to your yard (here).
I am so excited about how it turned out; it is a perfectly imperfect bluebird nest displayed on my handmade DIY cake stand.
I added a cloche to my cake stand to display the bird’s nest with a vintage door sign (you can see the. complete post HERE).
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