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Spring Nest Wreath

A Spring Nest Wreath on my front door not only makes my home look inviting but also helps to celebrate the beautiful spring season.

Wreath covered in moss with three nests, ferns, and a hummingbird on the side.

Spring Nest Wreath

When I think of spring, I not only think about flowers blooming and trees getting their leaves but also about birds nesting.

For spring, I wanted to make a natural looking wreath.

I used my glue gun to glue moss to a grapevine wreath and then added three nests accented with faux fern and a hummingbird.

Wreath covered in moss with three nests, ferns, and a hummingbird on the side.

The nests were found in nature by former students.

Three natural birds nests on a wreath with faux ferns and a faux hummingbird

Isn’t it interesting to see the materials used for each of the three nests? 

I find the smallest nest especially interesting because lichen is woven in along with the twigs. 

Wreath covered in moss with three nests, ferns, and a hummingbird on the side.

When I was teaching, from time to time a student would bring in a nest that they found to show to the class.  After it was displayed for a few weeks, they usually didn’t want to take it home and they gave it to me.  I gladly accepted their nest gifts to use for decorating.

On My Door

I enjoy having a seasonal wreath on my front door and this spring nest wreath looks so pretty.

Chippendale door with a spring wreath covered in moss with birds nests and ferns on the side.

In my area of Virginia, Chippendale style storm doors are very popular. This one was ordered from a local hardware store that is owned and operated by a former student.

We crafted Chippendale railings for our porch to match the door. Mr. SP also made a Chippendale door for our porch.

If you want to see more examples of Chippendale doors in my town, check out this very old post.

The moss-covered grapevine wreath makes a great starting point for a wreath for another season.

Wreath covered in moss with three nests, ferns, and a hummingbird on the side.

I can easily remove the nests, ferns, and hummingbird and replace them with other items.

Shop for a Spring Wreath

If you aren’t able to make a spring wreath, how about shopping for a new one? I think that these wreaths are particularly pretty.

Click on each wreath to see the details.

Pin it!

I would love for you to pin this post to save for later and also so that others can discover it on Pinterest.

Wreath covered in moss with three nests, ferns, and a hummingbird on the side.

This post was first shared in March 2012. Eight years later, I still love this wreath and I’m sharing it again in 2020.


  1. oh man, i LOVE this! i must have one, too, since i am digging the natural look. said the girl who just bought a fake houseplant. heh.

  2. This is great, I love moss!
    What a great way to use and enjoy your nests, I haven’t found a nest in forever…I think I need to search a little more 🙂

  3. So cute. I love nature, it’s beauty is incomparable! Looks so real and the nests are my favorite

  4. Absolutely love that you incorporated real nests! I’m jealous…I saved one from last year, and can’t find it. Glad to have found you at the Spring Fling party!

  5. I found your blog through the linky party at Grace At Home. That’s a beautiful wreath — I love the natural textures you’ve got interspersed through it.

    I’m looking forward to clicking around in your blog for more ideas and inspiration!

  6. This is beautiful, Paula! Your moss wreath is one of the prettiest I’ve seen, and the little nests are just adorable.

    Question: Where did you find such beautiful moss? Did you collect it yourself? It’s such a lovely, fresh green color.

    Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home! I really appreciate it!

  7. This looks so pretty. I am looking forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Visiting you from Wow Us Wednesday

  8. Those nests are awesome! I have one that was made out of hair from the tails and manes of horses on my uncles ranch. I’ll have to take photos and do a post about it someday.

  9. It’s so pretty Paula! I love the moss and the birds nest- so fresh and springy. I have a wreath planned for spring/summer but I haven’t gotten to it yet- hopefully soon! Thanks for linking to Scout’s Sweet Sunday!!

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  11. Hi, Paula! Love the wreath..really fresh and Spring-y! I watched a video recently and the smallest of your nests looks very much like a hummingbird nest according to the video. They use lichen in their nest building, so, maybe? If it is, what a great find!! Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you, Karolyn! Maybe it is a hummingbird nest! That makes sense because it is so small. You have a great weekend as well!


  12. What a beautiful wreath! I immediately noticed and loved that the nests were all different. Then I read on and found out that they are all real nests and am totally smitten. Love it!

    1. Thank you, Carrie! It was fun to make and extra special since my former students found the nests.


  13. Wow, this is so creative and lovely! I’m definitely pinning this! You have a beautiful site, by the way!


    Tee @ Teediddlydee

  14. Your wreath is lovely, Paula and the nests remind me of all the treasures students used to bring me. How clever to put them in a wreath! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s.

    1. Students were so sweet when they brought something in to show the class. One thing that didn’t turn out so great was when a kid begged to bring in his pet mouse. Mama mouse gave birth during the school day which was great, but then Daddy mouse who was also in the cage ate all of the babies. It was something I’ll never forget!!


      1. Oh noooo! People have no idea what teachers go through. My worst one was a snake…and I hate snakes. I convinced the child to take it back outside without freaking out. I still don’t know how I did it!

  15. Love your wreathe. That lime green moss just screams “spring!” I love bird nests and often make simple ones from Spanish moss to add faux eggs in my arrangements. There are a couple of old bird nests almost within reach on the porch eaves at church I think I may appropriate!

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