Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Making a Bird's Nest with Flower Garland

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Making a Bird's Nest with Flower Garland

Hello friends!  How are you on this beautiful spring morning?  Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

I am bucking the system and not talking St. Patrick's Day.  You can see my St. Patty's decor here.

I have already moved on to Easter decorating but am having some major decorator's block.  My kitchen looks like an explosion of forsythia branches, faux eggs and a random bunny here and there.  They are not playing together nicely.  Coming together more like a clown show which is so not the look I'm going for.  

Until I get this mess figured out, I though I could share one of my more successful spring looks  from 2 years ago when my blog was just a baby.  Most of you probably haven't seen it since I had about 16 followers at the time.

So here goes... may have to do this again this year if I can't bust out of this decorating slump...

On a recent trip to Home Goods (which is a big deal because the nearest one is like 2 hours away!) I found these great huge candle holders that were super duper cheap !.  When I bought them I was worried that they might be too big but I am loving them!

I got these little green birds at TJ's for $2 each and didn't even have to spray paint them. :)  I saw the same birds at Michaels for $5.99!  That's why I heart TJMaxx. :)

I thought they'd look great on my new gianormous candle holders for spring but they were just missing something....

I decided they needed nests, but not the stick kind, pretty, flowery nests.  I took some garland that I got for 50% off at Michaels and made them flowery nests.

To do this all I did was cut the 5 foot garland in half and then curled it up to the appropriate nest size.  I held it with some twist ties.  Easy stuff.

My twist tie is gold, I'm fancy, huh?!

It's just what the little birds needed.  I really like how they turned out... :)

Don't the birds look so much happier now in their flower nests.  I think they like them! :)


  1. Awww these are cute! I love this idea!!!

  2. Oh, I love those! The nests are the perfect touch. Very cute!

  3. Your flower nests are just perfect. I love the look. Beautiful with the birdcage. Great vignette and super tutorial. Hugs, Marty

  4. Great idea and it all turned out just precious! I remember some old ceramic candle holders I packed away a few years ago - they must still be in the bins in the cellar. Thinking perhaps I should dig them out and spray them and do this sort of treatment. Thanks for the inspiration! And I hope the bunnies, branches and eggs start behaving themselves and work out for you!

  5. You know, when I see cute little things like those green birds I think what could "I" ever do with them? I'm just gonna buy things I like, look on line, and somewhere someone will know what I can do with them.


  6. How sweet is that! You can never go wrong with birds, flowers and nests :)

  7. Absolutely love your little green birds!!!!! x Julie

  8. Omg, I've seen these items separately in stores but never thought of putting them together. You have amazing creativity, I love them!!!

  9. This is so cute - so springy without being overboard. I'm loving the finds at Home Goods. Wish we had this store in Canada.

  10. These are so cute! I love the little flower nests! I'm visiting from Under the Table and Dreaming, I'm now a linky follower here!

  11. What a great idea! I love those nests. Megan

  12. Your nests are so creative! Don't you just love when you can create something on your own???
    Thanks for sharing and having a great blog for us to look at.

  13. OH KATE! It looks gorgeous! Seriously, what a clever idea!!! :)

  14. Katie...A simple easy to do project and perfect for Easter or everyday decorating!


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