While a bird nest may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Christmas, it has a long tradition as a popular holiday ornament. It’s said to be a symbol of the love and commitment it takes to build a good home, as well as bringing good luck to any family that finds a nest in a tree on their property.
We’ve taken this idea one step further with our bauble bird nest and light sphere D.I.Y. project. This modern adaptation sees hanging baskets transformed into beautiful outdoor ornaments with just a few common D.I.Y. tools and materials. It offers a great way to create unique homemade decorations without breaking the bank!
Once complete, a bauble bird nest or light sphere can be hung from a verandah or patio to add a little sparkle to your outdoor area. When it comes time to remove the Christmas decorations, you can either pack your nest and spheres away carefully until next year or replace the baubles with something seasonal to make them a year-long decoration.
First up, we’re going to create the light spheres.