Bird's Nest in a Tea Cup Ornament

Materials

  • Recycled tea cup and saucer
  • Bird on a pick
  • Sculpey UltraLight Oven-Bake Polymer Clay (Polyform Products Co.)
  • Tulip Fashion Glitter (Duncan): Gold Fine; Pink
  • Spanish moss
  • Pink fabric strip
  • Ornament hanger
  • Acrylic gem

Tools

  • Tulip Fashion Glitter Bond (Duncan)
  • Aleene’s (Duncan): Platinum Bond Glass & Bead Slick Surfaces Adhesive; Fast Grab Tacky Glue

Directions

STEP 1

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions to condition clay. Roll and shape several eggs from clay.

STEP 2

  • Apply generous amount of Glitter Bond to each egg, then roll in desired color glitter. Let dry.

STEP 3

  • Brush Glitter Bond onto bird; sprinkle with desired glitters. Let dry.

STEP 4

  • Accent tail feathers with additional glitter, repeating Step 3 for each color.

STEP 5

  • Adhere cup to saucer. Let dry.

STEP 6

  • Place dollop of glue inside tea cup. Press Spanish moss inside tea cup to form nest. Arrange and adhere glittered eggs to nest.

STEP 7

  • Adhere glittered bird to tea cup.

STEP 8

  • Tie fabric strip bow around handle. Attach ornament hanger to back of bow.
by Niki Meiners
Bird's Nest in a Tea Cup Ornament
Bird's Nest in a Tea Cup Ornament