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Bird's Nest Planter


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  • Glass cylinder, 6 inches in diameter and 2 inches high, or something similar, such as a glass cereal bowl.
  • Cooling rack and newspaper
  • Gloves
  • 10-inch circle of corrugated cardboard
  • 1 quart of 1- to 2-inch-long twigs*
  • 1 quart small white-spruce pinecones*
  • 1 pint white glue
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Coarse Glitter, Crystal


  1. Step 1

    Glue the base of the glass cylinder to the center of the cardboard circle with hot glue. Place on a cooling rack with a piece of paper underneath.

  2. Step 2

    Combine twigs and pinecones in a large bowl. Add white glue to the mixture, and stir until thoroughly coated.

  3. Step 3

    Wearing gloves, grab a handful of the mixture and shape along sides of the cylinder.

  4. Step 4

    Sprinkle crystal coarse glitter onto wet, molded mixture, and allow to dry overnight.

The Martha Stewart Show, December 2008

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