How To Make Bird’s Nest Napkin Rings

 I really do love spring. The warmer weather, signs of life, beautiful colors, and the sounds of chirping birds. It all makes me smile and warms my heart. He really does make all things new.

My parents were here this weekend. They are in their mid-seventies and still oh so active. My kids are old enough now that the conversations about life and future are so relevant and meaningful. I love that my parents tend to just sit back and listen attentively and patiently with them. Then offer bits of wisdom that my teens may or may not fully grasp at this point but will…someday hopefully.

So after their visit and with the sounds of spring out my porch door this weekend, I headed up to my craft room to gather the supplies I have had for quite sometime { can anyone else relate? } to create these sweet reminders of God’s new creations.

Bird’s Nest Napkin Rings 

How to make Bird's Nest Napkin Rings for your spring and Easter tablescape via Uncommon Designs.

The sweet little eggs nestled in the nests, are a constant reminder that the circle of life continues, and each spring brings new hope and a new beginning.

The simplicity and natural elements are perfect in your home for the spring months ahead.

 How to make Bird's Nest Napkin Rings for your spring and Easter tablescape via Uncommon Designs.

I snuggled a simple osnaburg linen napkin into the napkin ring for a very casual feel. Place these on ivory plates and add a woven charger to complete the natural, simple spring place setting.

So let me walk you through making some of these for your own home decor. They are really easier than you might think.

Supplies for Bird’s Nest Napkin Rings…

  • Unfinished Wooden Napkin Rings
  • Miniature Plastic Bird’s Eggs
  • Miniature Bird’s Nests
  • Faux Fern Stem
  • Americana Decor Multi-Surface Metallic Paint in Champagne
  • Foam Paint Brush
  • Glue gun and Glue Sticks



Using the foam paint brush, paint each of the unfinished wooden napkin rings with a coat of the champagne colored multi-surface paint. Allow each to fully dry.



Apply a light coat of the metallic paint to each of the miniature bird’s eggs. This will give them just a bit of sparkle to contrast all the natural elements. Allow them to dry fully.


fern-napkin rings

Using your glue gun, attach 2 pieces of faux fern to the wooden napkin ring. I used 1 fern stem that had about 20 smaller pieces that I could pull off to use.



Attach the mini bird’s nests with the glue gun to the napkin ring on top of the fern stems. Almost done!


How to make Bird's Nest Napkin Rings for your spring and Easter tablescape via Uncommon Designs.

Arrange 3 little painted eggs in each nest and attach with the glue gun. Don’t they look sweet all nestled in the nest!

That’s all! A classic and simple idea for your spring decor. Your Easter table would be adorable with these added to it. Use them year after year to welcome the warmer months.

How to make Bird's Nest Napkin Rings for your spring and Easter tablescape via Uncommon Designs.

The contrast of the champagne gold and warm browns and greens are the perfect compliment to my dining room.

We ate in our dining room with my parents while they were here and had a great family dinner. The furniture may be formal but the atmosphere is always casual. I try to add things to the table to tie in our casual lifestyle with the formality of a dining room.

You would be surprised how it can take a simple, southern dinner up a notch. The dump cake we had for dessert even tasted better in the “fancy room” as my kids say!

A few Easter’s ago, I shared another tablescape using sweet little bird’s nests filled with decoupage eggs.

Easter tablescape via Uncommon Designs.

Can you tell that I am a sucker for bird’s nests? They are a great decorating and crafting idea.

We have so many ideas for tablescapes and Easter. Be sure to check them all out!

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Welcome to Uncommon Designs. I am Bonnie Mauney and the co-author here at Uncommon Designs. My love for creating crafts, home decor, seasonal decor, and sewing has led me to my desire to share that with you here at our blog. I am happy to have you stop by our little slice of the blog world and join us in Creating A Beautiful Life!

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  1. says

    hi these birds nest napkin rings are sooo stinkin cute! I love them. I also co host the something to Talk About Link Party that is Monday (tomorrow) 6 am est and I’d love for you to join us and link up these cute napkin rings. Hope to see you there, Lisa at Concord Cottage

  2. says

    Oh I love these pretty organic nest! And they are so easy to make! I’ll be making these for spring! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
    Pinning and featuring this project on fb!


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