Birds aren't the only ones building nests this spring! Here's a clever craft tutorial on howto make a nest-inspired place cards for your Easter table or any spring dinner party you might be hosting.
These cheery little nests are a great way to bring spring and all that it symbolizes to your table, and they make the perfect place holders for your honored guests. Just write your guests name on a little green leaf and perch the nests at each place setting. You can use craft eggs, or for a sweet treat, fill each nest with pastel colored candy-coated Easter eggs, or foil wrapped chocolate eggs.
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Step 1: Soak the raffia strands for about 3 minutes in warm water. Remove the water by running your fingers down each strand.
Step 2: For each nest, line a small bowl completely with plastic wrap. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the bowl with a sponge applicator.
Step 3: Starting at the center of the bowl, begin to wind the raffia around in a spiral shape. Press the raffia strand down as you fill the bottom of the bowl and work up the sides. Add more Mod Podge as you go--dabbing it on top of the strands and continue to press down with your fingers. Add new strands as you go until you get your desired height.
Step 4: Let the nests dry completely and then gently remove them from the plastic wrap. Turn them upside down to allow the bottoms to dry.
Step 5: Add some green excelsior or Easter grass to each nest.
Step 6: Embellish each little nest with craft eggs, or use small candy coated or foil-wrapped Easter eggs. Add a silk leaf to the nest with each guest's name on it. You can also add a small silk flower or fern for added color and festivity.