It’s Faux the Birds! 10 DIY Nests

Last summer some of the birds in my yard went to town pulling the filling out of one of our old lawn cushions. Hey, it’s not like they can fly to the craft store and buy supplies.  There’s something fascinating in the creation of a real bird’s nest.  I think that’s why so many of us try to bring that awesomeness into our homes and gardens through imitation.  


Here are

10 fabulous diy faux bird nest projects

with a link below each photo to the DIY tutorial.


Oregon Live

How to make natural and authentic looking nests using grass and other yard clippings.


Stone Gable Blog

Made with moss and touches of feathers for a gorgeous, traditional focal point.


Tarnished Royalty

Who isn’t gushing over this faux nest made from vintage pearl necklaces?


Empress of Dirt

A faux nest using grape vines.  Empress-ively stunning for indoors or out!



Got old books?  Shredded book pages make a crafty faux bird’s nest.


Happy Hooligans

Some kids might like to make a Paper Bag Nest

more than they want to eat their paper bagged lunch, hum?


Just Something Made 

Vintage thread makes for the most dainty Spring bird’s nest.


Martha Stewart

Baskets wrapped with branches works quite well for a those larger scale faux nests.


Helana and Ali 

Yarn nest as a gift topper, on a mantel, under a cloche…precious!



 A perfectly scraggly, rustic faux nest made with twine.


I’d love to try make every one of these, and now I’m looking around my house for other potential faux nest makings.

What might you have around your house to make a faux nest?

…excluding old lawn cushions, of course.

See more Faux and Tell U, here.

See more Spring projects, here.




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6 Responses to It’s Faux the Birds! 10 DIY Nests

  1. Anne March 28, 2015 at 9:04 am #

    very cute!

  2. Bliss March 28, 2015 at 9:26 am #

    OK… and clever titles also grab my attention. The nests are excellent. Faux sure.

  3. Sharleen March 28, 2015 at 9:40 am #

    Wow. You got me inspired. I’m going to look around my house and see what I’ve got to make one thanks Amy . They are all lovely

  4. Heather C March 28, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

    Amy some really cute ideas, I’m going to have to make something now, thanks for the inspirations

  5. Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel March 28, 2015 at 10:08 pm #

    Great ideas for nests Amy! I especially love the shredded paper and the twine nests. Really sweet!

  6. Feral Turtle March 31, 2015 at 8:13 am #

    I love these. What a coincidence…..I made a few nests for an Easter post but haven’t had time to write it up…maybe tonight. I think my favorite is the pearl nest. What a fantastic idea! Thanks for putting these all together Amy!

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