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How-To Make a Decorative Bird’s Nest from Twine

It’s so easy to make a pretty faux bird’s nest from twine or string with this easy-to-follow tutorial.

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How-To Make a Nest from Twine

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I am smitten, smitten I tell you with twine.  It’s utter simplicity is appealing.  Something about the symmetrically wrapped up ball screams my name.  

I have, in the past, been known to buy said balls of twine and just keep them….do nothing with them…just ‘put’ them in my craft area and look at them.  

I’m strange…I know…but sometimes I hate to disrupt the perfection of something…whether it be ribbon, fabric, thread, yarn, string, or twine…but….I am getting over that.  

NOW, I bust open and use what I have.  It’s better than not using it and dusting it or blowing the dust off of whatever it is that I refuse to use.  

Life Lesson ~ Use What You Have!

So now, it’s time to learn how easy it is to Make a Nest from Twine

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Supplies:

twine 

glue (school glue like Elmer’s works for this)

1/4 cup of cornstarch

1/8 cup warm water

2 bowls

plastic wrap

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1.  Mix the cornstarch and water in a small bowl.  

2.  Add glue just until it is a thinner consistency but NOT watery.

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3.  Line a bowl with plastic wrap.  This will be the mold for your nest.

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4.  Place the twine into the bowl with the glue mixture and mush it around in there so that all of the twine is covered with glue.

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 5.  Start wrapping the twine in the bottom center of the bowl lined with plastic wrap and shape your nest.  

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6.  Allow to dry ~ this may take several days so be patient! 

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Display your lovely creation with some natural brown-colored ‘grass’ inside and some little speckled eggs.   

The grass is packing material I saved from deliveries but I’ve seen it for sale as well at party stores.

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How To Make a Bird’s Nest from String

Mary Beth
With a few basic supplies you can make a faux bird's nest from string. No need to worry about bacteria and germs from a real bird's nest and it's also a great kid's craft.
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Active Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Materials
 

Supplies: twine or string, glue (school glue), 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1/8 cup warm water, 2 bowls (one for mixing and one to use as a mold), plastic wrap

    Instructions
     

    • Mix the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. 
    • Add glue just until it is a thinner consistency but NOT watery.
    • Line a bowl with plastic wrap.  This will be the mold for your nest.
    • Place the twine into the bowl with the glue mixture and mush it around in there so that all of the twine is covered with glue.
    • Start wrapping the twine in the bottom center of the bowl lined with plastic wrap and shape your nest.  
    • Allow to dry ~ this may take several days so be patient!

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    Keyword crafts, kid’s crafts, quick craft, twine
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    Nici

    Wednesday 7th of May 2014

    This is such a sweet little nest...a perfect little something to tuck into vignettes or tables capes! I'd be thrilled if you linked this post to my brand new Creative Ways Link Party. Have a great week. Blessings, Nici

    Mary Beth

    Wednesday 7th of May 2014

    Thank you so much for the thoughtful comment and the party invitation, Nici ~ I'll be right over to share!

    Carolyn ~ homework

    Sunday 4th of May 2014

    I love this!! I did something similar a few years ago but your method is much better!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project on The Inspiration Board. You were featured in the spotlight on Friday. xxoo carolyn ~ homework

    Mary Beth

    Monday 5th of May 2014

    Thank you so much, Carolyn! Have a wonderful week. hugs, mb

    malia

    Saturday 3rd of May 2014

    GORGEOUS, MB! I am a nest fanatic... thanks for the new idea! xo

    Mary Beth

    Saturday 3rd of May 2014

    Thanks so much, Malia! I"m a nest and bird fanatic, too~I realized it one day when I looked around my house and saw how many I had. :)