Rustic Log Bird Nest Ornament


I love rustic style this season! And, of course, miniature anything. Sweet little bird nests have been on my brain lately. I thought how cute would it be to create a few for our Christmas tree. So, I am so excited to share this DIY challenge with you! A super cute rustic log bird nest ornament.

rustic log bird nest ornament


The birds in our backyard have been pretty busy the last few months harvesting seeds from the flowers, bird feeders, and shrubs. It is very similar to how I am feeling about the holidays-gathering ideas, creating projects, and making lists. It is a very busy time. With colder temperatures I am feeling the need to nest with comfy blankets, flannel sheets, and winter PJ’s.


So after jotting down a few ideas for this project, I came up with these sweet little ornaments. And since I love upcycling, I came across the perfect pieces for this challenge.

Can you guess what they were?

DIY wood slice challenge for November


Found wood slice napkin holders

petite birds in nest found at Michael’s craft store

bakers twine

gold metallic paint

caribbean blue acrylic paint

feather charms


This has got to be one of the simplest ornaments you can make.

First, drill two holes at the top of the wood slice napkin holder.

Then thread the bakers twine through adding a few feather charms and tie at the top.

rustic log bird nest ornament


I wanted to change the color of the birds. So, with a very small paint brush I used the gold metallic paint to cover the orange.

Once dry, I lightly applied the blue paint over the top. The nest then very easily slid into the wood slice opening.


rustic log bird nest ornament

So what do you think of my DIY rustic log bird nest ornament?

Should we start singing the 12 days of Christmas?

Partridge in a pear tree or better yet..two turtle doves.

Happy crafting!

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  1. Your ornament is so cute, Michelle! Love the gold! Such a neat idea! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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