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Easter Craft – Balloon Bowl Feather Nests

My pinterest feed is filled with fabulous looking balloon bowl DIY’s and I have been busting to try to make one myself.

With Easter fast approaching I thought it would be fun to try this with feathers. How much sweeter would an Easter egg hunt be if everyone was looking for a little fluffy egg filled nest?!

A fun and feather filled DIY nest just in time for Easter

You will need:

  • 1 balloon
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint brush (old one that you won’t mind covering in glue)
  • A bowl to rest the balloon in
  • Feathers – I got mine for $3 a bag at the discount store  (1 bag = approx. 2 nests)

Easter Nests DIY

Craft and images by Elise Clarkson from Wild Mountain Child  for Families Magazine – Gold Coast

Step 1.

  • Blow up the balloon very small. About one puff of air!
  • Rest the balloon in the bowl with the tied end facing down

Easter Nests DIY

Step 2.

  • Use the paintbrush to coat the top half of the balloon with a generous layer of Mod Podge

Easter Nests DIY

Step 3.

  • Apply one layer of feathers and completely coat with Mod Podge
  • Repeat this process until you have about three layers of feathers
  • On the fourth layer of feathers you can leave some parts dry to create a more nest like look

Easter Nests DIY

Step 4.

  • Allow to dry overnight

Step 5.

  • Pop the balloon and it will peel away
  • Remove any excess balloon and trim any extra glue away from the top feathers

Easter Nests DIY

Step 6.

  • Fill with chocolatey goodness

Easter Nests DIY

Easter Nests DIY

The Nitty Gritty

  • The star of the show here is Mod Podge. You really want to be generous with the application
  • Feathers will get stuck to you and the more you try to remove them the more they will stick. Sorry about that!
  • Customise the feather colours to make individual nests for different children

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