DIY Projects & Crafts How to Make a Birch-Wrapped Basket With Tulips and Daffodils This oversize nest cradles an exuberant mix of blooms from spring-flowering bulbs—the botanical counterpart to newly hatched birds. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on May 16, 2019 Share Tweet Pin Email Pliable birch branches encircle an ordinary wooden basket, giving the nest its ethereal, light-as-a-cloud appearance. The flower stems are supported by floral foam set in a plastic liner. Learn how to make these beautiful spring nests for spring-flowering bulbs. What You'll Need Materials 8- or 12-inch vine basket Birch branches 24-gauge brown wire Floral clippers Floral foam Plastic sheet cover Scissors Instructions Start with a wooden basket that is 8 or 12 inches in diameter. Gather a bundle of birch branches. Cut off the fine tips, then cut the branches into varying lengths (6 to 12 inches). Using 24-gauge brown wire, secure the end of a branch to the base of the basket. Bend the branch along the basket's curve, wiring every 4 or 5 inches so that loose ends stick out. Repeat with remaining branches, overlapping them to conceal the basket. Cut a sheet of plastic to double the diameter of the basket. Place in the basket and fold over the interior to form a well. Saturate the foam with water. Arrange flowers by inserting individual stems into the floral foam.