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Project

Bird's Nest Candy Dish

We like sesame candy because it resembles birdseed. You can use any candy you like; just be certain it comes in a wrapper.

Materials

  • 4 grapevine wreaths, in graduating sizes, 10 inches to 18 inches, egrapevinestore.com
  • Floral wire
  • Spanish moss
  • Tea-dyed goose and duck eggshells
  • Loose feathers
  • Candy
  • Paintbrush
  • Black acrylic craft paint 
  • Fake pheasants, hakenimports.com

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Stack the wreaths for a dense-looking nest. Use wire to join them together. Fill the bottom of the nest with moss and scatter eggshells inside, some cracked and others whole.

  2. Step 2

    Scatter feathers in and around the nest. Fill the nest and some of the cracked shells with candy.

  3. Step 3

    Use paintbrush to apply paint to birds' heads; let dry. Arrange birds on and around the nest, using the wires on their feet to help them stand.