Have You Seen These Tiny Twig Nests for Sweet Wows?

2 Materials
5 Minutes

Ahh. Finally. Spring.

Let’s Set a Sweet Spring Table with the Tiniest of Twig Nests.

A Fast and Easy DIY.

Gather Twigs to Form the Nests. One Nest for Each Place Setting.

A Muffin Tin lined with Tin Foil creates a perfect Twig Nest Form.

Gently Press the Foil into each muffin cup.

Foil protects the Muffin Tin from the Hot Glue that Binds the Nest Together.

Fill each cup with tiny twigs.

Just like a Mama Bird, Crisscross and Layer the Twigs in the Bottom first.

Mama Bird uses her Saliva – We use Hot Glue to Keep the Twigs together.

Build Up the Sides of the Muffin Cup to form the Nest.

Hot Glue Gun - LINK.

Take a Stronger Twig for the Tree Branch to Set the Nest Upon.

My Favorite Part – Search for the Perfect Eggs.

Glue the "eggs" gently in place in the nest.

Jelly Beans - Enough to Share(!) LINK.

Sweet Blue Bird Eggs in a Nest.

Mama Bird takes a Week for Nest-Making.

We are a 5-Minute Nest-Making Machine!

Pretty Pink Eggs.

Glorious Green and Aqua.

Happy Sweet Spring!

Nests Made with Love. Just Like Mama’s.

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2 questions
  • Jocharbra
    on Mar 23, 2021

    Do you wash the twigs? How?

    • Leslie
      on Mar 25, 2021

      All you have to do is put the twigs in soapy water and take a handful go over with a veggie brush, rinse well, set out to dry or put in the oven to dry on very low heat ( this will also kill anything alive after the wash ) and then make your nests. Jelly beans are cute but I would make the eggs out of paper clay or poly clay and paint. You could add a banner with the persons name for the place settings.

  • Dawn
    on Mar 26, 2021

    Cute! Thought about thin pretzel sticks glued together with hot Carmel or hot melted chocolate ...not too much...then nestling in your jelly bean eggs for an edible bird nest? 😊

    • Karen Hyde
      Karen Hyde
      on Mar 28, 2021

      There's a recipe melting choc chips and butterscotch chips then putting in the crunchy Chinese noodles. Spoon onto waxed paper. Could be made into nests. Yummy

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  • Leslie
    on Mar 25, 2021

    Hi Doodle, these came out so well. I would make some polyclay or paper clay eggs and either paint or leave white. I would also make a banner for the persons name if having more people at the table :) Thank you for sharing.

  • Doodle T and Me!
    Doodle T and Me!
    on Mar 26, 2021

    Hi Leslie - I love your ideas for adding to the nests - they would be perfect with place card banners at each place setting. Thanks for sharing. Jeanne - Doodle T and Me!

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