Bird Nest Spring Wreath – this DIY wreath is perfect for spring, and you can whip it up in an afternoon.
This time of year, I love listening to all the little birds tweeting outside my window, because it means the snow is coming to an end. Plus they make me happy because they are just so darn cute. I include little birds in my decorating all year round, but especially during the spring.
I whipped up this Bird Nest Spring Wreath, so now all visitors to my home are greeted with a pop of color and a cute little bird sitting on her nest. I hope it makes them happy too!
I think it looks pretty cute on my pantry door as well, don’t you?
Bird Nest Spring Wreath Tutorial
1 FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam wreath (Mine was 16″)
1/3 yard fabric, ripped or cut into 3″ strips
Scrap of burlap
Free Bird Pattern
2 7″ squares of fabric for bird body
Fabric scraps for wing and beak
Needle and thread
Hot glue and glue sticks
1-2 yards of ribbon for bow
Small scrap of ribbon for wreath hanger
First up you need to wrap your wreath form with fabric. Take one of your strips, and attach it to the back of the wreath with a straight pin. I find it’s much easier to wrap if you start the fabric at an angle.
Keep wrapping the fabric around, and when you get to the end of a strip, just add another piece on top, and pin them both down together.
Keep going till your whole wreath form is covered. I like to attach the end of the last fabric strip with two pins.
Now it’s time to make the cute little bird. Place your two squares of fabric on a table right sides out. Cut out the bird pattern and place it face down on the back side of your fabric. Trace around the edge of the bird pattern with a pencil.
Cut out the bird, keeping your scissors about 1/4″ from your stitching line. Draw or sew on eyes and eyebrows with a sharpie marker or fabric marker.
Cut out the wing and beak, and sew them onto the front of the bird.
Note: If you’d prefer not to hand sew on the wing and beak, you can attach them with Wonder Under fusible webbing before you stuff the bird, or just draw them on. Isn’t she darling?
To make your nest, take a strip of burlap about 3″ wide and start twisting it around in a circle. Every inch or so, add a dab of hot glue to hold it in place. When you run out, just add another strip.
Keep wrapping and gluing around till it is the size you want, then start gluing the strips on top of each other to make a bird nest shape. It doesn’t need to be perfect, so don’t get too uptight about it.
Now just add the birdie to her nest, and hang up your wreath. Cute right?
Here are a few more spring projects: