Think Spring: Simple Framed Bird Decor

The only thing that gets me through winter, is the hope of spring! I love decorating my home after the holiday season with little pieces of springtime!

This bird decor project was so simple- I feel bad even calling it a “project.”

Framed-bird-decor-Crafts-UnleashedSupplies needed to make your own springtime bird decor frame:

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Framed-bird-decor-Crafts-Unleashed-1The first thing you will want to do is prepare your frame. Disassemble the frame, and remove the glass.

A quick tip here: whenever I am framing paper, or even photos- I use the glass from the inside of the frame as my template.

Framed-bird-decor-Crafts-Unleashed-2The clear glass allows you to see exactly what is going to be framed, and whatever you are framing will fit perfectly into the frame itself.

For my bird decor project, I used a page from an old dictionary that I thrifted. I wanted a vintage feel. You could use whatever paper you like for the background of your frame.

Trim the paper to fit the glass- and then adhere it to the backing that comes with the frame. Discard the glass.

Framed-bird-decor-Crafts-Unleashed-3When you have the paper adhered to the backing of the frame, reassemble the frame.

Framed-bird-decor-Crafts-Unleashed-5Now you are ready to attach your bird nest twig.

Apply a generous amount of hot glue to the back of the nest and branches.

Framed-bird-decor-Crafts-Unleashed-6Hold the nest firmly to the frame until the hot glue is set. You can add additional glue if needed.

Now you can add the eggs to the nest. I found some plastic eggs in the floral department of my local craft store. If  you are unable to find plastic eggs, you can always use some craft beads.

These are a good choice! Oval Beads- Brown or Oval Beads- Robin Blue

Adhere the eggs into the nest with hot glue.

Framed-bird-decor-Crafts-Unleashed-4I chose to use five eggs- because I have five children. You can use however many eggs you would like! It is kind of fun to customize that way!

Then add your bird.

Framed-bird-decor-Crafts-Unleashed-8I often incorporate quotes into my home decor.

I computer generated a quote on a plain white tag, and added the tag to this bird decor project. This is optional, of course. :)

Framed-bird-decor-Crafts-Unleashed-7Trim any twigs that are sticking out too far.

I used a little green moss to cover up any piles of stray hot glue. I think the moss adds a rustic touch to this bird decor, too.

Framed-bird-decor-Crafts-Unleashed-9And that is it!

Framed-bird-decor-Crafts-Unleashed-10A quick little bird decor project to add some “hope of spring” to your home.

About Shaunte

Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).

Comments

  1. I’am comming from craftgawker. Your spring decor is awesome. Simple and beautiful at the same time.

  2. Wow, this is absolutely beautiful! This project has me dreaming about spring! :D

  3. That quote…how have I not heard that before…love it!!

  4. What a beautiful idea!

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