By embellishing a vintage tea cup with a bird and nest, you can easily make a delightful spring decoration for your home!
Happy spring everyone!
With the exception of the tea cup I found everything at Michael’s Craft Supply, which means it should be easy for you to find very similar items at your local craft store. Altogether this project probably came out to about 15-20 bucks, tops!
If you happen to have a vintage tea cup lying around, then by all means use it! I had to dig through my local flea market to find the one I used and it was a score at 8 bucks! I liked that it didn’t have a matching saucer because I hate to break up a set. Plus the pretty blue and pink flowers made me smile.
To start you will need…
- Vintage tea cup
- Tiny bird’s nest
- Little plastic eggs
- Fake flowers
- Fake little bird
- Ribbon or lace
- Glue gun/glue *not pictured
- Scissors *not pictured
I began by cutting a few sprigs of flowers off of their branches. I thought they would look better backed by leaves, so I added them as well. I glued the flowers and leaves to the back of the nest using the hot glue gun.
Next I carefully glued the eggs into the basket.
After the glue had dried I carefully glued the nest into the tea cup. I put it on a slight angle because I didn’t want it to cover the little bit of decoration already on the inside of the cup. I also felt like it needed another egg, so I added that too.
Finally I snipped off the thin wire from the bottom of the bird and glued it inside of the cup.
Once everything had dried I hung it from a knob with a white ribbon. Doesn’t it look lovely?
If you have all of the supplies ready to go, this should take about 6 minutes to complete, and that is only because you need to wait for the glue to dry. Seriously! Such a quick and satisfying project. I absolutely adore the way it turned out!
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