Framed Spring Nest

Framed Spring Nest

What You'll Need:

5" x 7" Unfinished Wood Frame
Bird Nest on Fork Stem
1.5" Wooden Eggs
Cream Cardstock
Martha Stewart Crafts® Chinoiserie Stencil
Sheet Moss
Martha Stewart Crafts® Acrylic Paint
  -Gray Wolf
  -Summer Haze
Foam Pouncers
Straight Edge
Hot Glue

Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 45 Minutes (Not Including Dry Time)

How to Make a Framed Spring Nest

Frame a springtime scene! Decorate for the season with a pastel framed birds nest and bright blue eggs. Once complete, you'll have the perfect decoration for any home or office space.
  • 1 Paint the stencil design

    Paint the stencil design onto a sheet of cardstock using a foam pouncer and a small amount of paint. Set aside.

  • 2 Apply a basecoat

    Apply a basecoat to the frame and three eggs with the Gray Wolf paint and let dry.

  • 3 Paint the frame & eggs

    Thin the Summer Haze paint with water and brush over the frame and eggs. Let dry.

  • 4 Splatter the eggs

    Splatter the eggs with thinned down Arrowhead paint.

  • 5 Attach the stenciled cardstock

    Trim and insert the stenciled cardstock to fit inside the frame.

  • 6 Arrange the nest

    Hot glue some moss into the nest. Using the photo as a guide, arrange and glue the eggs into place then glue the nest onto the frame.