Looking for a fun way to spruce up your decor? Follow these easy steps to make your own DIY nest with jute to decorate for spring.
Here’s how to make a cool, eye-catching and fun decorative DIY nest from strips of jute twine and glue. That’s all you really need to make this nest in minutes.
I want to talk today about how I made this nest.
Really, I do.
I want to tell you how it costs under a dollar to make and that it only takes about an hour to create (not including drying time) and that when you’re finished it looks like it showed up from the fancy store.
But I can’t concentrate.
I can’t think.
It’s not my fault, it’s just that I have one burning question on my mind that I’ve been mulling over and over and over again in search of an answer:
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MONOPOLY THIMBLE?
The thimble is gone.
Along with its friends the wheelbarrow and the boot.
In tragic news, they won’t be skipping along Ventnor Avenue on their way to Water Works and Park Place.
They won’t pass go.
They won’t collect $200.
Instead? A t-rex, a rubber ducky and a penguin will be buying hotels and houses and visiting the Electric Company and trying to ride the Reading Railroad.
I literally can’t even.
Let’s not think about the Monopoly pieces that are no longer with us.
Let’s observe a moment of silence and distract ourselves with a DIY instead.
Like this easy, simple, super cheap jute twine bowl.
DIY Nest With Jute Rope or Twine
1. Cut pieces of jute twine
Then cut the jute twine into smaller pieces ranging from four inches to six inches.
If the end starts unraveling—don’t worry. If they aren’t the perfect length—don’t worry.
The goal is to have assorted lengths (and we’ll be trimming them later so the length really isn’t that important).
2. Mix up the glue mixture
Create a mixture of 3 parts glue to 1 part water.
You want the texture to be similar to runny glue.
Mix up thoroughly with a spoon until it’s an even consistency.
When in doubt err on the side of too much glue.
Soak the twine in the glue mixture for about five minutes. Make sure they are extra goopy.
3. Get the bowl ready to make the DIY nest
Flip over a bowl and cover with a sheet of plastic wrap.
Wrap the piece of plastic wrap under the bowl.
The size of your bowl will determine the size of your nest, so choose accordingly.
4. Place the twine on the bowl
After soaking, lay the glue-soaked twine pieces in a random pattern over the bowl. I used plastic gloves for this to save my fingers from all the glue.
Crisscross the pieces to resemble a nest.
Press the pieces to the sides of the bowl covered in plastic to create the depth of the nest.
Keep going until you have completely covered the bowl.
5. Let dry
Let the twine dry overnight.
When the twine is dry, remove the twine from the bowl and slowly peel away the plastic.
Flip the glued jute twine upright and your bowl should look like this.
6. Trim edges
You’ll have an uneven top to the nest after it dries in place.
Trim the edges until it’s relatively even.
You can also shape the nest slightly after it’s dry.
Here are a couple of project notes for this DIY nest with jute rope
1. The more glue you use, the harder the bowl will be and the longer it will take to dry.
2. Jute twine is so much cheaper at the hardware store. I think I paid about $1.67 for mine.
3. You can trim the edges of your nest to even it out once it’s completely dry.
4. I found these cute wooden eggs at Hobby Lobby in the wood section. I think they’re the perfect friend for the nest.
It’s seriously such an easy project for spring and perfect to fill with different types of eggs.
Make your own DIY twine nest with jute rope in minutes.
It will take your mind off all those missing monopoly pieces. 🙂