It makes me happy when the weather finally gets warm enough for me to open the windows in my house. I love the fresh breeze and hearing the cheerful chirps of the birds! Spring reminds me of birds, and I love incorporating them into my home decor. Today’s project was a simple one- mostly cardstock. Follow along with me to create this little bird’s nest craft framed decor.
Framed Bird’s Nest Craft Decor Supplies:
- Darice Bird and Branch Craft Die.
- Darice Willow Tree Craft Die.
- Neutrals Cardstock (Green, yellow, blue, red and brown).
- David Tutera 3.5 x 5 Inch Whitewash Frame.
- Darice Daisy Picture Punch.
- Darice 3 Inch Paper Mache Mini Box (Lid only).
- Cardstock- Striped.
- Darice Adhesive Pearls.
- Dictionary Page or Similar Patterned Paper.
Begin your bird’s nest craft by selecting the papers you’d like to use from the Tim Holtz Distress Collection. Using die cuts, cut the bird shape using blue cardstock, yellow (for legs and beak) and green (for branch.) Cut tree branches from the willow tree die in green. Set aside.
Assemble bird as shown. Add a small rhinestone eye to your bird. Cut a wing shape from blue cardstock and adhere to bird. Set bird aside.
Trim brown cardstock into an approximately 6″ half circle. This doesn’t have to be even.
Using scissors cut fringe on the rounded edge of the circle.
Cut two more fringed half circles. I graduated the size of the circles cutting one six inch, one five inch and one four inch half circle.
When the half circles are finished, adhere them stacked together to form your nest craft.
Add your bird to the lid. Adhere the bottom of the branch the bird is on, and the tail feather of the bird to hold it in place.
Disassemble your photo frame. Discard the glass. Adhere patterned paper to the photo frame backing. I chose to use a thrifted dictionary page.
Trim four pieces of multi-colored striped patterned paper. Adhere to inside perimeter of your photo frame.
Adhere finished paper mache lid to the center of the photo frame. And that’s it, your bird’s nest craft decoration is finished!
Find a fun place to display your new springtime friend! Here’s another paper crafted decoration to make for spring you may enjoy; mini spring paper wreath.
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Shaunte is a chocolate-loving SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. She has been published a few times, been to a few trade shows, taught a few classes, worked for a few design teams…but has not yet lost the love for this hobby. Shaunte loves it for the creative outlet, and the good people she has met along the way. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material).