Decorate for spring and Easter with this pretty bird jar.
A few weeks ago I was at a kitchenware shop looking for a new frying pan after mine finally carked it. While browsing, I spotted a super cute bird figurine.
Because, you know, bird figurines are a totally normal thing for a kitchen store to sell.
Anyway, because I’m a crazy bird lady, I obviously had to buy the bird figurine.
On the way home (without a frying pan…), I had a good think about how I wanted to use the bird. I decided that I wanted to make a cute little spring/Easter scenery jar.
(Never mind that it’s a whole 8 months until spring starts here. I do what I want. Rage against the machine, man.)
Here’s how my little spring/Easter jar turned out:
Like my rolled paper jar, last minute Halloween jar, and 15 minute Christmas jars, this spring/Easter jar is super easy to make. Once you have the supplies, all you need to do is stick your hand in the jar and arrange everything.
It’s kinda like sticking your hand inside a Pringles can and pretending to have a robotic arm.
Wait, you don’t do that?
I’ll just see myself out.
I really love my little bird.
If you’d like to make your own spring/Easter jar, scroll down to the tutorial below.
Make your own DIY spring/Easter bird jar
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To make your spring/Easter jar, you will need:
- A jar. I reused one of the jars I used to make my 15 minute Christmas jars. You can re-use a food jar or buy a jar on Amazon.
- A bird figurine. You can find the one I used here.
- Artificial moss.
- A birds’ nest. You can buy pre-made nests here. I made mine following a modified version of this tutorial (I used a piece of sisal rope I ripped apart rather than sisal grass). It took about 20 minutes to make.
- Fake bird eggs. You can buy fake eggs or follow this simple tutorial to make your own. I did the latter but skipped painting the eggs to save time/effort.
- A few bird feathers (real or gathered).
- A rag.
- Jute twine.
To begin making your spring/Easter jar, pop a bunched up rag at the bottom of your jar, like so:
You won’t see this rag when your jar is finished. Its sole purpose is to fill up space in the middle of the jar. By using the rag, you don’t waste your moss adding bulk.
Next, add a mixture of artificial moss and twigs to your jar. I just used twigs I found in my garden. If you feel like it, you can also add other things such as leaves or dried flowers – it’s really up to you!
Position the moss and twigs so that they cover up the rag at the sides and the top. Save a small amount of moss as you’ll need this at the end.
Add your fake eggs to your nest. You can buy pre-made eggs or make your own. If you’d like to make your own eggs for your spring/Easter jar, I’ve written a tutorial that shows you how to make fake bird eggs using polymer clay.
Pop your little bird inside your jar. Grab that piece of moss you set aside earlier and lay it over the bird’s feet and between its legs. I don’t know why, but adding a tiny bit of moss helped my bird stop falling over.
Finish by wrapping jute twine around the top of the jar, tying off with a bow.
And with that, your simple spring/Easter jar is finished!
Here are a few more pictures of my jar, just to give you an idea of how your jar might turn out.
Look at Frank, dutifully watching her babies. What a champ.
If you try this spring/Easter jar project, I’d love to know how you went in the comments below!
Have a wonderful day! xoxo