Want to give your home some natural decoration? Birds and nest craft rank among the top crafts for a pretty touch to your home décor. Here is a great way of designing the birds and nest with things easily available to you.
To make the nest, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Take a balloon fully blown along with some old newspapers.
Step 2: Cut down the newspapers into medium size square pieces as many as possible.
Step 3: Take some water and glue in proper proportions and mix well. Using a paintbrush, apply the glue on the balloon covering the lower part of the balloon.
Step 4: As you apply the glue, fix single piece square cut newspapers on the glue. Doing so, cover the lower part of the balloon giving it a bowl like look and allow it to dry.
Step 5: When the balloon is well covered, take some tissue papers and tear them to unusual shapes. Using glue, apply the tissue papers on the newspapers forming 5 layers of tissue papers. When all the layers are well fixed using glue, allow the papers to dry properly.
Step 6: Using a pin, remove all the air from the ball and you are ready with the nest. Make 2 such nests.
Step 7: Using a pencil, draw out uneven lines on the nests to give it a curvy and sharp end. Using a cutter gently cut down the edges properly giving the nests a proper look.
Step 8: Now take a Thermocol or Styrofoam sheet and make a circle with a radius of 4 inches using a pencil and divider. This will be the base of the craft.
Step 9: Using a cutter, cut down the sheet in circular shape and make proper edges with the cutter too.
Step 10: Again, take some tissue paper and cut them off in an unusual way.
Step 11: Take the glue mixed with water and stick the tissue papers on the circular thermocol/ Styrofoam.
Step 12: While sticking the tissue paper, make sure you don’t hide the cut off edges you had made earlier. Dig the tissue paper inside the edges for a natural look. When covered completely with the tissue papers, allow it to dry well.
Step 13: Time to paint! Take the acrylic colors and paint both the nests first using white color with a thick texture.
Step 14: Now take the circular thermocol / Styrofoam and paint the sides and the top using green and blue color.
Step 15: Add white color in between to give the thermocol a proper branch like appearance.
Step 16: Using a glue gun, fix both the nests on the thermocol in the center.
Step 17: Now take some artificial flowers and plants with different colors and stick them from all sides.
Step 18: Take some dried straws to fill it in the nests properly.
Step 19: Take some artificial eggs and birds and place them in the nest. Set a bird or two outside the nest on the thermocol.
Your decorative birds’ nest is all set to add some decoration to your rooms. So, make one and let us know the comments you get. Hope you loved our craft and will make it for your home too.
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