Coconut-Fiber or Grapevine Nests
Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2008
This craft project adopts a naturalistic style. Some of the materials can be found at crafts stores and florist shops; others might come from your yard.
Attach your coconut-fiber or grapevine nest to branches and add a bird and eggs to complete the vignette.
Coconut fibers or grapevines
24-gauge brown wire
Gather coconut fibers or grapevines to form a ponytail; secure 1 end with 24-gauge brown wire.
Curl secured end to form a coiled base; continue to curl, adding new bundles and wiring every few inches until nest is formed. (Ours are 2 to 4 inches across.) Secure end with more wire. Adjust by hand to create a cup for eggs.