Embellishing a vintage teacup with a bird’s nest makes it a perfect spring decor piece. It’s an easy spring craft you can create in no time.
Several years ago my friend Bethany, of the former blog The Glamorous Housewife, created an adorable little vintage teacup decor piece by adding a bird, nest, and flowers to a vintage teacup.
I have held on to this idea for years and after finding some vintage jadeite teacups I knew I had to use one for this spring decor piece.
For mine, I only added a nest and eggs to keep it a bit more simple. The great thing about this craft is you can change it up to fit your style and decor.
If you already have a vintage teacup sitting around, especially if it’s missing its saucer or chipped this is the perfect project for it. The jadeite teacup I used was slightly chipped and better for a craft than actual use.
You can find lots of great vintage jadeite teacups on Etsy, that is where I got mine, or other vintage teacups if jadeite doesn’t fit your style.
I also found the fake eggs on Etsy. They come in a few colors so you can find the perfect ones for your teacup decor. I went with the natural colored set. You can also find mini bird nests at craft stores. I was ordering my supplies online and couldn’t find one to order for a reasonable price so I made my own using coconut fiber.
That’s all you need for this project. However, like I said you can add more if you’d like. Adding a few flowers or a tiny bird can make fun additions.
- Hot Glue Gun
- If you are making your own nest you'll want to form that first. Just take a bit of the coconut fiber and mold it into the shape you want. Trim any excess pieces.
- Carefully hot glue the eggs in your nest.
- Once the glue has dried, glue the nest into your teacup.
- Once that glue dries you can add any other embellishments you'd like or stop there.
- Add a ribbon to the handle of the cup and hang it on a cabinet or hook. You can also skip the ribbon and prop the cup up on a shelf.