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DIY Shredded Paper Nests For Easter

Create your own unique Easter decorations by making DIY shredded paper nests. This fun and easy craft project is perfect for adding a personal touch to your Easter celebrations. Start by gathering colorful shredded paper in pastel shades to mimic the look of bird nests. You can use a variety of paper types, such as tissue paper or shredded newspaper, to achieve different textures and colors. These DIY shredded paper nests are a great way to add a whimsical and eco-friendly element to your Easter decor, and they can be customized to match your personal style and color scheme. Get creative and have fun crafting your own unique Easter nests this year!


  • Small balloon
  • Small jar
  • Decoupage Finish
  • Paintbrush
  • Shredded Paper

  1. Blow up balloon until diameter reflects desired nest size (these are 3 to 5 inches wide). Rest balloon on jar, knotted end down.
  2. In a small dish, mix equal parts decoupage finish and water. Brush mixture onto top half of balloon to create a guide for the nest.
  3. Lay strips of shredded paper onto glue-covered area, covering as much as you can.
  4. Dip small handfuls of crumpled shredded paper in glue mixture, and continue adding to create a full nest. Let dry overnight.
  5. Pop balloon. Top off inside of nest with additional shredded paper and fill with jelly beans, foil wrapped chocolate eggs, and other small candies.

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