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Bird's Nest Planter

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December 2008


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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


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

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

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

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