This is another fun DIY nest. It is such a sweet and charming nest. This is a very inexpensive project and just takes a short amount of time. This nest was inspired by one we saw in Country Sampler's Rustic Weddings Magazine.
16 Gauge Annealed Wire
Needle Nose Pliers and Wire Snips
Shredded Book Pages - we used old hymnal pages. You can find old books at your local thrift store for about $.50. What a bargain-right? If you want these to have an aged look, spritz them with watered down brown craft paint.
Eggs, Glass Bobbles, Feathers and Ribbon...We also set our nests in vintage saucers (once again from our local Thrift Store).
Using your needle nose pliers, begin twisting your wire into a tight spiral and then gradually increase the size of your spirals until it's 7"-9" across. Then begin to wind the wire back to the center to create a double spiral. Bend and twist the wire to make a nest shape.
Fill your nest with shredded paper. We used a paper shredder, but scissors work, too. Also, you can use the edge of your scissors to curl your paper...looks a little better than the flat ends of the shredded paper. Make sure you overfill the wire nest with your shredded paper_ it will compress when you add your eggs and/or bird. That's all there is to it!!!
Put eggs or a little bird (maybe both) in your sweet nest. We also tied a pretty bow on our nests. These are so charming and look wonderful displayed on a stack of old books or a cake stand. These make such an impressive addition to your Spring Décor. They would also be perfect for a shower or wedding or even a place card holder at a Garden Party.