Upcycled Farmhouse Spring Nest Decor

We are under eight inches of snow and in an attempt to ignore the winter scene outdoors, I'm pretending Spring has arrived indoors. Instead of shopping for spring decor, I'm taking the budget-friendly route by shopping my home for the supplies I need to create Spring vignettes.



I found a couple of bronze metal mini flower urns that used to contain faux succulents and some spring floral picks in my craft bin and created these pretty upcycled farmhouse spring nest decor that took less than fifteen minutes to make.



Farmhouse Spring Nest Decor on a budget with upcycled succulent pots and dollar store bird nest florals. A quick and easy Spring decor idea.

DIY Budget-Friendly Farmhouse Spring Decor

The small succulent urn-style pots reminded me of egg cups and so my thoughts went to Easter. What a difference a little white paint made to give them a shabby chic charm.



Farmhouse Spring Nest Decor on a budget with upcycled succulent pots and dollar store bird nest florals. A quick and easy Spring decor idea.

My favorite part about this Spring decor idea is that it cost absolutely nothing to make but if you don't have the supplies available, you can find them inexpensively at the dollar store.



Farmhouse Spring Nest Decor on a budget with upcycled succulent pots and dollar store bird nest florals. A quick and easy Spring decor idea.

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What You'll Need

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Supply List

Mini Pedestal Flower Pots (had on hand)

Mini Grapevine Nests

Mini Robin Eggs

Moss

Small Feathers

White Paint

220 Grit Sandpaper

Hot Glue Gun



Here's How I Made It

We'll start with the upcycled mini flower pots. You could upcycle egg cups if you don't have any mini flower pots on hand.



Mini Flower Pots Painted White

It took mere minutes to give the metal bronze flower urns farmhouse-style with white paint that I had on hand. The nice thing about chalky paint is that it dries so quickly.



First I painted the pots with two thin coats of Behr Chalk Decorative paint in the color Tin White. To help the paint dry faster use a blow dryer or heat gun set on low.



Farmhouse Spring Nest Decor on a budget with upcycled succulent pots and dollar store bird nest florals. A quick and easy Spring decor idea.

I found the tin white to be too stark so I dry brushed (with very little paint on the brush) a layer of warm white to give them a vintage two-tone white patina.



Farmhouse Spring Nest Decor on a budget with upcycled succulent pots and dollar store bird nest florals. A quick and easy Spring decor idea.

Once the paint was dry I used a sheet of 150 grit sandpaper to distress the paint along the edges for more of a vintage shabby chic look.



Now we'll move onto the spring nests that rest on top of the painted flower urns.



DIY Spring Nest Decor

When making the DIY Easter Wreath that I shared last week, I removed the mini nests from the floral picks to use for this Spring craft. They were the perfect size for the small flower pots.

Farmhouse Spring Nest Decor on a budget with upcycled succulent pots and dollar store bird nest florals. A quick and easy Spring decor idea.

I found a bag of moss in my craft bin and pretty seed pearl floral picks that I used to embellish the grapevine nests.



Farmhouse Spring Nest Decor on a budget with upcycled succulent pots and dollar store bird nest florals. A quick and easy Spring decor idea.

I also found a bag of craft feathers and removed a few speckled eggs from the floral picks to add to the bird nests.



Farmhouse Spring Nest Decor on a budget with upcycled succulent pots and dollar store bird nest florals. A quick and easy Spring decor idea.

How easy are these adorable nests! But the best part is that they cost me nothing to make. Shopping our homes for the supplies we need to create seasonal vignettes challenges us to find unique and creative ways to decorate. I find it far more rewarding than simply going out and buying seasonal decor



Farmhouse Spring Nest Decor on a budget with upcycled succulent pots and dollar store bird nest florals. A quick and easy Spring decor idea.

Speaking of shopping the home, here's another idea for a Spring Centerpiece using chair spindles and faux eggs. And another idea using mini terracotta flower pots and saucers to make Easter Place Holders or guest favors.



Thanks for stopping by the Interior Frugalista today! I hope you were inspired by this upcycled Spring decor idea. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below or the Contact Me tab at the top to drop me an email. I love hearing from you!



If you enjoyed this Farmhouse Spring Nest Idea, I'd be so thankful if you shared it with a friend and pinned it to your Spring Decor Ideas or Spring Craft Ideas board on Pinterest.




Farmhouse Spring Nest Decor on a budget with upcycled succulent pots and dollar store bird nest florals. A quick and easy Spring decor idea. #springdecor #springcraft


Farmhouse Spring Nest Decor on a budget with upcycled succulent pots  and dollar store bird nest florals. A quick and easy Spring decor idea. #farmhousedecor #miniflowerurns #diyspringdecor

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  1. Marie these are too cute. I am sad none of us will be able to be with our families on Easter. I hope we can all celebrate in May something special. Have a good weekend.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. I know, it makes me very sad too. I miss my kids and grandkids so much! Easter is going to be a very lonely one this year. 😢 Enjoy your weekend and hugs backatcha. xo

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  2. Love the look Marie, like something you'd see on a gorgeously decorated table in a French Chateau or in one of those glossy mags. I do hope your Easter is a good one even in these crazy times <3 Stay safe my friend

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    1. Ooh la la, I'll take that sweet compliment and dream on it! LOL Easter is going to be a quiet one this year so I think we'll spend it working on DIY projects. It'll help take our minds off of not seeing our kids and grandkids, who we miss dearly. Stay safe too my friend. xo

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  3. I love how these turned out! Great job. Pinned!

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    1. Thank you very much, Cindy! Appreciate the visit and the pin 😄

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  4. Gorgeous! Visiting from Funky Junk.

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    1. Welcome, Zefi, and thank you for stopping by for a visit 😄

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  5. Very sweet project, great photos and directions! Stay Safe!

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    1. Thank you, Sandi, you made my Monday morning! Hope you are well and stay safe backatcha. xo

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  6. Marie, these are darling!! I love everything about them, from the stands to the color.
    Pamela ~ DIY Vibes

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    1. Thank you so much, Pam! I've been thoroughly enjoying using the craft supplies I have on hand to create upcycled home decor. My storage room is thanking me for the decluttering too. LOL

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  7. Marie these are just adorable!!! Thanks so much for sharing these at Farmhouse Friday - I'm featuring them at this weeks party!

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    1. Thank you so much, Michelle, I'm glad you like them and thrilled to see them featured this week! See you Friday 😄

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  8. These are adorable, Marie! I saw these over at Leanna's party, so I hopped on over! Pinned!

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    1. Thank you Julie, I so appreciate the visit and the pin! Happy Easter 🌷

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  9. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Pleas stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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  10. These are just the sweetest Marie! Perfect little treasures to add to shelves or a sideboard!

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    1. Thank you, Sam! I'm having fun moving them around the living room to create Spring vignettes.

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  11. These are so sweet! That blue is a favorite color for sure. I'd love to make them some time. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like them! It's been fun creating Spring vignettes with these little nests in our living room.

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  12. These urns with nests turned out perfect. I would never guessed they were made with up-cycled items.
    Have a safe spring,
    Kippi
    Ps. Pinned

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    1. Thank you Kippi, I'm glad you like them and thank you for the pin! Thank goodness for a plentiful craft bin or I'd be going snaky by now. Stay safe as well and Happy Spring🌷

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  13. These are so well done Marie. I love their shabby farmhouse feel.

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    1. Thank you so much, Leanna! I'm having fun decorating with them for Spring.

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  14. Marie, I love it when bloggers work from their stash. It always encourages me to take a closer look at my own items and be creative.
    These are really cute, and very French looking - always a plus in my book.

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    1. Thank you so much, Rachelle! I'm slowly working through my thrift store and crafting stash to create new projects and it feels great to see it dwindling. I completely agree that anything French looking is always a plus!

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  15. I love this! I just picked up some supplies to make mini nests to put on plates but I'm really loving them on the pedestals. Thanks for posting, I'm so happy I found you on Sunday's on Silverado

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    1. Welcome Trisha! So glad to hear you are inspired by the nests set on pedestals. Have fun making your mini nests!

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  16. I love them! So cute. It's amazing what you can find in your house to upcycle :) Thanks for sharing, Marie!

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    1. Hi Kasia, I'm glad you like the spring nests! It feels so good to see my huge stash of craft supplies and thrift store finds getting used. It took the lockdowns to stop me from buying more and using up what I already have.

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  17. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. We appreciate your shares. They have been Tweeted Pinned. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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  18. So, perfect to decorate with from Spring right into Summer, Marie! We will be featuring you this week at the Creative Crafts Linky Party.
    Creatively, Beth

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    1. You made my Monday, Beth! Thanks so much for the feature. xo

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  19. So cute! Don't you just love it when you can reuse what you already have and make something so pretty and you can use again in a new way. Thanks so much for sharing it this week. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks Donna! Repurposing things is my absolute favorite thing to do here on the blog.

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