Looking for an easy DIY project to decorate your home this spring? This bird's nest wreath with twigs and dried flowers is simple to make and looks great indoors or out!
I had so much fun making this quick and easy bird's nest wreath for spring! Spring wreaths are perfect for sprucing up your front door, front porch or for adding a touch of rustic charm to your indoor décor. This simple wreath project pairs really well with the rustic wood slice bunnies that I shared last week.
You should be able to get most of the supplies for this spring craft project from your local or online craft store. I've also linked to the supplies below just in case.
TIP: I used a hay wreath this time but you can easily make a base for your bird's nest wreath from vines. Take a look at this Instagram Reel where I show how easy it is to create a vine wreath from scratch. Twig wreaths also make great bases for a bird's nest wreath.
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DIY wreath ideas
If you're looking for different ways to make a wreath base, these DIY wreath projects on my YouTube channel may be helpful:
Grass wreaths and how to make them
OK, here's the fun part! Go and grab your hot glue gun and let's get to work making a DIY bird nest wreath!
Supplies for making a bird's nest wreath
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- Twig wreath or
- A wreath base. For example:
- Floral wire
- Natural materials like:
- Evergreen cuttings
- Garden clippings
- Natural grass (to make a DIY bird's nest)
- Small bird's nest
- Real eggshells
- Mini flower pots
- Real quails eggs (Blown)
- Oval wood slices
- Dried Hydrangea and Strawflower heads
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Step 1 – Make the wreath base
If you are using a straw or grapevine wreath base, it's a good idea to cover it with dried green moss before you start adding your décor elements.
Step 2 – Add twigs
To give the wreath a rustic 'bird's nest' look, I'll be adding natural elements like evergreen clippings and twigs from the garden. Sprigs of willow are perfect for adding a touch of spring to wreaths.
Step 3 – Make a bird's nest
I found the smallest nests I've ever seen at my local craft store but they were so small that they looked a little lost when I added them to the wreath. To make the bird's nests stand out more, I twisted some long grass into a knot to make a nest shape then, used the glue gun to attach the bottom of the nest to the wreath. Then, I did the same with one of the smaller bird's nests which I placed on top. To finish off, I added some tiny eggs to the top of the nest.
TIP: If you can't find tiny eggs, make your own with air-dry clay. Take a look at my tutorial for making DIY Easter eggs here.
Adding a bird's nest to a wreath is a great way of discouraging real birds from trying to nest in your wreath. You may laugh at this but it has been known to happen and that's not so great if the wreath happens to be on your front door or on your garage door.
The good news is, you can do your feathered friends a favor by adding a nest to your wreath. Even if it's not a real bird's nest, it will appear so to the birds so that they will be more inclined to build their own nests elsewhere!
TIP: Go the extra mile by adding some cute birds to your bird's nest wreath. They will leave the real birds in no doubt that the nest is already occupied!
Step 4 – Attach wood slices
A great way to add more interest to the inner part of the wreath is by adding rustic elements like wood slices. Use the glue gun to attach small oval wood slices in a clockwise direction around the inside.
Step 5 – Make a mini flower pot stack
I found these tiny flower pots at my local garden supply shop. To make a flower pot stack for the wreath first, bend a length of floral wire into an 'S' shape.
Slip one of the mini flower pots onto the floral wire and fill it with straw or sphagnum moss. (You could also use shredded paper for this). Pop another mini flower pot on top then use the secateurs to bend the wire slightly to stop the flower pot from slipping off the wire. Use the glue gun to glue a small egg inside the mini flower pot. Now, you can push the stack of mini flower pots into the wreath.
Step 6 – Add more twigs
Fill in around the sides of the wreath with more garden cuttings and twigs. I also added the creamy white flowers of Hydrangea Annabelle here and there around the wreath.
Step 7 – Attach eggshells
I used real eggshells to decorate my bird's nest wreath. Make sure to thoroughly wash the eggshells if you are going to use them for decor purposes. Use a glue gun to glue the broken eggshells onto the wreath.
TIP: Save the eggshells that you use when cooking or baking to use on Easter wreaths and spring décor displays. See my kitchen decorated for Easter for ideas for decorating with real eggshells.
Step 8 – Feather the nest
No bird's nest is complete without feathers! I used a pack of craft feathers to feather my bird's nest wreath but you could just as easily use real bird's feathers if you are lucky enough to have them. Add a dab of glue to each feather before pushing them into the wreath.
Step 9 – Add dried flowers
The last step in this bird's nest wreath tutorial is to add dried flowers. Strawflowers in shades of pink add a little pop of color to the wreath. Simply add some hot glue to the bottom of each flower head then, press them inside some of the eggshells.
Step 10 – add a ribbon
The bird's nest wreath is finished! Now, you can either leave it as it is or you can add some burlap ribbon or in my case buffalo check ribbon for hanging. Tie some ribbon around the center of the wreath at the top and hang it wherever you like.
Spring projects like this DIY bird's nest wreath are a great way of sprucing up your home decor for the new season and don't take much time to make. Once you've gathered all of your supplies, you can have the entire wreath finished in minutes. Whether you hang this wreath over a decorative mirror or outside on your house or garage door, it's guaranteed to draw all eyes this Easter season!
Have fun with your spring decorating!
Bird's nest's wreaths to buy
If you love this project but don't have time to DIY it, I've put together some gorgeous spring and Easter wreath options for you to buy below.
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Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says
Jayne your wreath is absolutely beautiful, and would make a lovely centerpiece too. I like that little trick to stack the terra cotta pots! Pinning!
Jayne Westerholt says
I'm so happy you like my bird's nest wreath, Michelle. Thanks so much for pinning too!
This wreath turned out wonderfully. What a great save on the bird's nests that were too small. I love all the natural elements in this wreath.
Jayne Westerholt says
Thanks so much, Janet! I'm so happy you like my bird's nest wreath!
Hi Jayne, wow, this so creative and gorgeous. I love all the wonderful spring elements you've used. Those straw flowers are perfect!
Jayne Westerholt says
Thanks, so much Debra! I wanted an Easter wreath with a difference and this is definitely it!
Such a fun and pretty wreath!!
Jayne Westerholt says
Thanks so much, Kim. I think it's my favorite DIY Easter wreath so far!