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
- 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)
Craft and images by Elise Clarkson from Wild Mountain Child for Families Magazine – Gold Coast
- Blow up the balloon very small. About one puff of air!
- Rest the balloon in the bowl with the tied end facing down
- Use the paintbrush to coat the top half of the balloon with a generous layer of Mod Podge
- 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
- Allow to dry overnight
- Pop the balloon and it will peel away
- Remove any excess balloon and trim any extra glue away from the top feathers
- Fill with chocolatey goodness
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