(Closed) DIY bird nest favors for a “spring-themed” wedding.

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If the birds nest doesn’t work out you could try a bird seed favor…

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

The blue jordan almonds definately look like robins eggs. What if you were to use a bag instead, stamp it with a nest and eggs style stamp? That way you can have the motif, without actually having the nest. (And although the nests are cute, if they are out of your budget, an alternative would still get the point across. Plus, I’m not sure what your guests would actually do with the nest when they get home!)

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I second using blue jordan almonds.  Also, I’ve seen birds nests like that at Michael’s for great prices.  I looked at them for a while because I really considered doing this same thing, but in the end favors just aren’t in my budget.  They come in a variety of sizes, and the smallest (which were still big enough to use) were like 2 for $1.  Plus Michael’s is constantly having sales, like this past Sunday was 25% off your entire purchase.  So you can totally do it for a reasonable price.  Unfortunately I couldn’t find them on the Michael’s website, but I know they have them in the store.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oooh I’m getting married the next weekend, and one of our themes is birds… so I am hoping to make these: 

(just made my first one today!!)

And then attach a packet of gardening seeds, like flowers, and tie it with a lace ribbon.

:):)

 

I loove your idea!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Both of those pics are so cute! I love the ideas. I’m also doing a bird-details wedding ( not super prominent, but here and there!). Good luck with the nests!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

If you have some help, you could make the nest using a haystack cookie recipe. Just form the chocolate/chinese noodle mixture into nests, instead of cookie drops. Or you could even use rice krispie treat mixture. They sell chocolate marshmallows now. You just wouldn’t have the twig effect with those, but you could get the shape more easily.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Here are some links to purchase birds nests. Somn=me are less than a dollar purcahsed in bulk.

http://factorydirectcraft.com/catalog/categories/1302_1857-artificial_birds_and_nests.html

 http://www.4showers.com/Store/MiniBirdsNest.html

 http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&categoryId=-49997321&subCategory=-49998494%7C-49997962%7C-49973497%7C-49997321&top_category=&currentIdx=100

 http://www.save-on-crafts.com/birdnests.html

 Here are a couple of instructions to make your own

http://crafts.suite101.com/article.cfm/make_a_birds_nest_ornament

 

“Bird Nest: I found an easy way to make a birds nest. 1) get a tuft of Spanish moss two times as big as your nest will be. 2) roll it into a ball in your hand (roll harder for the nest to be tighter). 3) flatten the ball between your palms. 4) dribble glue in the center of the ball. 5) use your pinkie or whatever finger to push a sitting place for the bird in the center. The glue will dry and leave the depressed place permanent.”

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2007

Cute idea!!!  Just a tip, I’ve done bird centerpieces for smaller events before and i think good trick is using moss inside the nests.  this way if you’re making your own nests (still dont know how to do this but i’m looking into it for ya) then they dont have to look AS perfect.  know what i mean?

here’s some bird/nest stuff i’ve done…

http://www.labellebride.com/2009/11/diy-wedding-ideas-bird-centerpieces.html

hope it goes well!

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