Bird's Nest in a Tea Cup Ornament

By  Niki Meiners 

  • Bird's Nest in a Tea Cup Ornament


  • 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


  • Tulip Fashion Glitter Bond (Duncan)
  • Aleene’s (Duncan): Platinum Bond Glass & Bead Slick Surfaces Adhesive; Fast Grab Tacky Glue
  • 1. Follow manufacturer's instructions to condition clay. Roll and shape several eggs from clay.
  • 2. Apply generous amount of Glitter Bond to each egg, then roll in desired color glitter. Let dry.
  • 3. Brush Glitter Bond onto bird; sprinkle with desired glitters. Let dry.
  • 4. Accent tail feathers with additional glitter, repeating Step 3 for each color.
  • 5. Adhere cup to saucer. Let dry.
  • 6. Place dollop of glue inside tea cup. Press Spanish moss inside tea cup to form nest. Arrange and adhere glittered eggs to nest.
  • 7. Adhere glittered bird to tea cup.
  • 8. Tie fabric strip bow around handle. Attach ornament hanger to back of bow.