Thursday, March 28, 2013

DIY Bird's Nest Bowl

I have a lot of jewelry. But the one thing I have more of than jewelry is jewelry boxes and racks and other storage contraptions. I don’t know – I think it’s just one of those things I’ve received a lot of as gifts. But even though I have a lot of them, I decided to make another just because. So here it is: DIY bird's nest bowl.

What you need:
  • loose straw 
  • spray adhesive 
  • bowl/tupperware for shaping 
  • miniature birds (optional) 

Start by putting the straw into a bowl or tupperware that is about the same size (maybe slightly smaller) so that the straw forms kind of a bowl shape. Outside, spray the adhesive over the top of the straw. You might want to do this a couple of times. Once it’s dry, you should be able to remove the straw from the bowl with it staying pretty much the same shape. Spray the adhesive over the bottom of the straw too.

If you want, add some miniature birds or other decorations around the outside of the bowl. I got these little vintage birds from my grandma’s craft stash and they’re what inspired the whole project to begin with.

Then fill the bowl with little rings, other jewelry, or anything else you can think of! I even got a suggestion on Twitter to make a larger bowl and fill it with Easter eggs.

*This DIY post was originally shared on After Nine to Five

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