Nested Bird Teacup Ornament

Nested Bird Tea Cup Ornament

This recycled ornament idea is quick and easy to make and makes a great statement on the tree.  If you love to do themed trees this one can be used in several kinds of christmas trees.  It could be used in a tree with all sorts of birds, a teacup tree, a garden theme and plenty of other themed trees or it can just be a fun teacup ornament to make.

Tools and Materials for the nested bird teacup ornament

  • Recycled teacup and saucer
  • Bird on a pick
  • Sculpey UltraLight Oven-Bake Polymer Clay (Polyform Products Co.)
  • Tulip Fashion Glitter: Gold Fine; Pink
  • Spanish moss
  • Pink fabric strip
  • Ornament hanger
  • Acrylic gem


  • Tulip Fashion Glitter Bond
  • Aleene’s  Platinum Bond Glass & Bead Slick Surfaces Adhesive; Fast Grab Tacky Glue

Directions for the nested bird teacup ornament

  • 1. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to condition clay. Roll and shape several eggs from clay. Bake the clay eggs according to package directions
  • 2. Apply generous amount of Glitter Bond to each egg, then roll in desired color glitter. Let dry.
  • 3. Brush Glitter Bond onto bird; sprinkle with desired glitters. Let dry.
  • 4. Accent tail feathers with additional glitter, repeating Step 3 for each color.
  • 5. Adhere cup to saucer. Let dry.
  • 6. Place dollop of glue inside tea cup. Press Spanish moss inside tea cup to form nest. Arrange and adhere glittered eggs to nest.
  • 7. Adhere glittered bird to tea cup.
  • 8. Tie fabric strip bow around handle. Attach ornament hanger to back of bow.

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