Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wire Bird Nest TUTORIAL

 Isn't it precious?  It is so dainty.  I love it!
Can you do it?  Yes, you can!  (I couldn't resist!)

I have seen these cute little bird nests everywhere & couldn't resist trying it myself.  This is what I used:

Kitchen Scissors (see I told you could use them for everything) 
craft wire
curly pliers (but I would say they are optional)

Cut a length of wire.
(the length I used was from my finger tip to my nose with my hand stretched out -I know, I am precise)
Put 3 pearls on with about 3 inches of wire sticking out.


Roll it up and cross the wires .


Twist it down to the end of the short piece of wire.

Roll the wire around about 5 or 6 times.

 Weave the end of the wire through different places around the nest.


Don't forget to go through the middle sometimes.

(My sweet Lulu [daughter] told me how to spell that - I was spelling it Whoila) 

Thanks, Lulu - I love you & am glad you are so smart!

That will probably be an earring soon. It is tiny & so cute.  I think I am gonna try to make one with a clothes hanger!

I also made a pendant & a ring.   I can post those tutorials, too - if ya'll want to see them!

Would this make a good blog giveaway?    
What do you think?


  1. What a neat idea! It would make a cute accent on one of my homemade cards - have to keep this in mind!

  2. I love it as the jewelry.I am so into birds.Love the blue pearls. make a cute inexpensive gift with a expensive look.

  3. What a great idea. You make it look so easy. I will have to try and see if it really is! I agree, bigger sizes with the same idea would be so nice too. Thanks for the idea. Lori L

  4. It really is easy - this was actually my first one....LOL It goes really quickly, too!

  5. stopping by from CREATIVE SHARE!
    Love the post.

    Stop by Itsy Bitsy and say hi:)


  6. Thanks for sharing. This just darling! I am a sucker for anything tiny! gotta give it a try.

  7. I had no idea these were that easy!!! I love them - you did a wonderful job!

  8. I made one and I LOVE it! I didn't have any gold wire or blue pearls, so I just used silver wire and painted some white pearls blue. Thanks for sharing! It was so simple!
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  9. So cute! This is definitely on my "to-do" list!

  10. OOoooo, I LOVE this! Thanks for sharing. I found you on a hop and am now following your blog. I can't wait to read more.

  11. Adorable! Really, the uses for something so petite and pretty are endless.

    Thanks for sharing!

  12. Thank you! I've seen these all over Etsy and have wanted one forever. Now, I'm going to make one. As soon as I can get to the store to buy the supplies, lol! Love your blog and all the yummy recipes. I'm following :)


  13. Now that is precious! Thanks for sharing and joining my newbie party. Hope to see you again.
    Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing

  14. The little bird nest is adorable. I have seen these before but never knew how to make one. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Love the little bird nests. They are so adorable. Thanks so much for the step by step instructions.Blessings, Vicky

  16. I absolutely love this. I want to make it now! I am your newest follower! Come visit me!

  17. Thanks for the tutorial! They look like they would be harder to make. Maybe I'll give it a try! I'm now a follower from Debbiedoo's.


  18. That is SO cute! I love anything to do with birds and especially love this! Thanks for the tutorial. I will be trying it soon.

    I'm here from Debbiedoo's party. It's great to find your blog.


  19. Great tutorial! I think I'll have to try making these into the little hair pins like you did. Thanks so much!

  20. Totally {heart} this. I stumbled it. Your nails are gorgeous BTW, they were distracting me ;-)

  21. *grin* thanks! Sadly, I painted them special - just for the blog pictures!! How sad is that??

  22. Cute! And very clever. I do love simple ideas that work out so well.

  23. I'm off to buy some wire... no way I'll be stomping through life without them! What a dang brilliant idea, perfect to give away as little easter gifts!

  24. Did you ever post the tutorial for the ring? I am making this with a group of 30 ladies and I'm going to make the ring as an example. Thanks for the idea.

  25. This is a fabulous tutorial, I cannot wait to give it a try. Your blog is very fun, and I'm your newest follower!

  26. This is so great! I wanted to let you now I created a custom necklace for my mom (going to be a mothers day gift) using your tutorial! I did some things a little different, but thank you so much for this tutorial to get me started and inspire me! I will be posting my tutorial on how I made this into a necklaces on Tuesday with credit and a link back to you! :) Hope you will stop by and check it out! :)

  27. I just wanted to let you know that I linked up my blog to your tutorial. Thank you for the idea and the knowledge of how to do it!

  28. I love this tutorial. I'm following you.:)


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