handmade recycled paper birds nests

Our paper bag bird nest would make really cute table decor. Or you could even use it as a little treat basket at each place setting. Along with adding some candies to our birds nests, we styled them with some crepe paper tulip magnolias and the pear branch from one of our Member Make projects.

Crafting tip: The more paper strips you use and weave in, the stronger your nest will be. 

How to Make a Paper Bag Bird Nest

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the template below. 
  2. Cut paper bag into a 12″x12″ square if cutting strips on a cutting machine.
  3. Cut strips according to template notes using scissors or a cutting machine.
  4. Twist each paper bag strip using your fingers.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

photo tutorial for recycled paper birds nest by Lia Griffith

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  • Recycled Paper — We used paper grocery bags