Upcycled Farmhouse Spring Nest Decor On A Budget

The calendar may say that Spring has sprung but we are still under eight inches of snow. In an attempt to ignore the winter scene outdoors, I created Spring indoors with pretty vignettes. Since shopping for decor isn't an option right now, I shopped the home instead. I found a couple small bronze pedestal pots that I forgot I had, grabbed my dollar store craft bin and got busy making DIY Farmhouse Spring nest decor.

Upcycled Small Pedestal Planter Urns


DIY Budget-Friendly Farmhouse Spring Nest Decor


The small garden urn style pots look more like egg cups but when I bought them they came with faux succulents. Whatever they are, what a difference a little white paint and some distressing made to give them vintage shabby chic charm.

Shabby Chic Spring Decor

I love that this Spring farmhouse decor cost absolutely nothing to make and was so quick and easy too. What's not to love about that.

Farmhouse Spring Nest Decor

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

Spring Farmhouse Nest Decor Supplies

I found a bag of moss in my craft bin and clipped a few of the little seed pearls from the floral picks as well to embellish the grapevine nests.

DIY Bird Nest Spring Decor

I also had a bag of small feathers and stole a few speckled eggs from the floral picks to add to the bird nests.

DIY Spring Bird Nest Craft

The takeaway

By not being able to simply go out and buy decor for Spring and Easter decorating, it forces us to find creative ways to get the look by shopping our home for what we need.

DIY Bird Nest Decor

I also shopped my home to create this Spring & Easter Table Centerpiece with DIY chair spindle carrots and speckled Easter eggs.

How to upcycle small flower pots for Spring nest decor

It took mere minutes to give the mini flower urns a farmhouse look with paint that I had on hand. The nice thing about chalk-type paint is that it dries so quickly.

First I painted the pots with two thin coats of tin white chalk decorative paint. I worked on the bird nests while the layers of paint were drying so I had both finished within 15-20 minutes.

Painted Mini Planter Urns

I found the 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 look.

Painted Mini Pedestal Pots

Once the paint was dry I used a sheet of 150 grit sandpaper to distress the paint along the edges.

Here's what you'll need to make the farmhouse spring nest decor

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Supply List

Small 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 another Spring decor idea with mini terracotta flower pots and saucers in my Pedestal Easter Place Holders post. They make lovely Easter guest favors or could be used much like these for Spring nests.

If you have any questions about this Spring Nest decor, please leave them in the comment section below or the Contact Me tab at the top. I love hearing from you!

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


DIY Farmhouse Spring Nest Decor

Upcycled Mini Urn Planters For Spring

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25 comments

  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 πŸ˜„

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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 πŸ˜„

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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 πŸ˜„

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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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