how to display bird nests

These DIY birds nests for decoration are a beautiful way to add some natural touches to your home throughout the year, but especially in spring! Save this post to Pinterest so you can make them!

We have a grapevine in our yard that just grows. It’s a riverbank grapevine that appears to grow throughout our property so most of the time, I ignore it. Each season I promise myself I’ll look into taking better care of them and each season passes…Opps! Maybe next year?

This year I decided to do a late winter prune of the grapevine and create a few projects from it. If you’ve followed me for awhile then you know I love using natural elements to decorate. In the seasons where fresh flowers are scarce, dried flowers are my go-to. And since my grapevine has needed desperate pruning anyways, I decided to incorporate it too and make a few DIY Bird Nests for decoration.

One small nest has the ideal hiding place among the forsythia branches. This arrangement, which is a lovely celebration of spring, is tucked away in the corner of my desk.

That little orchid’s pot fit inside this neat little nest of mud and grass, nestled in this pretty little decorative glass bowl; I wonder what kind of bird built it? Collectively, they create a beautiful habitat for this magnificent blooming plant. Table and glass bowl from Porter and Mags in Dennis Port, Massachusetts

It feels like spring is here at last! I was excited to add two abandoned bird’s nests to my collection while strolling through my garden today among the branches of my newly blooming lilac and privet trees. I’ve benefited greatly from this collection because I frequently use the nests to create organic arrangements in my homes or for picture shoots.

A charming conversation starter can be made with a few small grape hyacinths sprouting from a nest. All you have to do is place some chopped grape hyacinths inside the nest, secure them with a tiny rubber band, and place them in a tiny square of moist floral oasis.

I have a large collection of artificial nests I use for styling photo shoots. You don’t need real ones to get the effect. The nests are sold in all shapes and sizes in craft or floral shops. A nest makes a simple dish for under a plant. I layered this nest on some fresh green moss placed in a vintage wire basket. This darling pot of tete-a-tetes is happy to find it’s home here. Wire basket from Found Home, Chatham, Massachusetts.

I adore the way these do-it-yourself bird nests turned out, and I really enjoyed using them for both my upcoming Easter table and my spring décor. They speak to me in every way, and since they are made only of my grapevine, dried flowers, and twine, they will entirely decompose if I decide not to keep them. But I might as well keep them since they’re so beautiful, right?

Save this post to Pinterest so you can make these easy-to-make DIY bird nest decorations! They’re a lovely way to bring some natural elements into your home all year long, but especially in the spring!

We have a grapevine in our yard that just grows. I usually ignore the riverbank grapevine that seems to be growing all over our property. Every season I make a self-promise to myself to look into providing better care for them, but each one goes by. Oh well, maybe next year?

This year, I made the decision to cut back the grapevine in the late winter and use it for a few projects. If you’ve been following me for any time, you know that I adore decorating with natural elements. Dried flowers are my first choice during the seasons when fresh flowers are scarce. Additionally, I made a few DIY bird nests for decoration because my grapevine already needed a lot of pruning.


How do you preserve a bird’s nest for decorations?

I read that you should put it in a large plastic bag and then put it in the freezer for several days or up to week to kill any bugs or other tiny living things that might be living in the nest.

How do you make a nest for a display?

Find a bowl in your kitchen that is about the same size as you want your nest to be. Flip the bowl upside down on a table or counter, and wrap the angel hair vine filler around the bowl to form a nest. You can trim away any excess filler that you don’t need.

What to do with empty bird nests?

Carefully inspect the nest to make sure it is empty of eggs and birds. Spray the nest with an antibacterial spray. Once dry, remove the nest and dispose of it in a securely sealed container or exterior trash bag. Dispose of it in the trash away from the home.