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How to Make a Bird’s Nest

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 learning 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 cannot find one to purchase, I decided to make a bird’s nest.  

Homemade bird nest

Homemade bird 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. 

Store-bought nest

Store-bought nest

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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

➡️ I made a bird nest how-to video; you can see it HERE.

 

Spanish moss

Spanish moss

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. 

Shaping the moss into a circle

Shaping the moss into a circle

Spray a little glue on the moss

Spray a little glue on the moss

Then I add another spray of glue and then start weaving in the sticks.

Add sticks to moss

Add sticks to moss

I purchased the bright green moss, but we have some growing in our yard (however, this one is bug-free).

Next, add green moss

Next, add green moss

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. 

Weaving in a little raffia

Weaving in a little raffia

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. 

Next, add pinestraw

Next, add pine straw

It is a wonder that wild birds can build nests without hands.

Make a dent in the center

Make a dent in the center

Using a heat gun (this is the one I used) I dried the glue from the top.

drying the glue

drying the glue

Then turning it over to dry the underside of the nest.

Faux bird nest

Faux bird nest

The Eggs

Now for the best part: adding the bluebird eggs.

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Adding eggs to the nest

Adding eggs to the nest

Nest with eggs

Nest with eggs

You can learn more about how to attach bluebirds to your yard (here).

Display Ideas

I am so excited about how it turned out; it is a perfectly imperfect bluebird nest displayed on my handmade DIY cake stand.

Handmade bird's nest

Handmade bird’s nest

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). 

Farmhouse screen door chalkboard

Farmhouse screen door chalkboard

If you enjoy spring moss decor, then you might enjoy these DIY Moss Balls.

DIY Moss Ball Topiary

DIY Moss Ball Topiary

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See you soon, 

Kippi

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