Humans with an eye for inherent design view nests as natural works of art. For the birds that meticulously weave each twig and branch and pack them together with mud, they are places of shelter for their eggs and their young. Real nests should never be removed from trees, bushes and structures and used for any decorative purpose. However, baskets and arrangements that look like real nesting material are available in craft stores. They can be used to create beautiful nest centerpieces for a dining room and turned into table decor.
I have made nest centerpieces for my dining room table. I prefer natural tabletop decor to plastic and ceramic themed decorations. They can be used to decorate for spring, summer or even fall, depending upon how they are embellished. The designs for centerpieces are endless, and I have enjoyed creating nest decor for dinners, parties and more.
Create a Row of Faux Nests Filled with Beautiful Blue Eggs
One of my favorite centerpieces for a dining room table was made with four baskets that looked like nests. I placed them on a table runner with ivy and green leaf designs. I filled the baskets with faux nesting material, and I topped each nest with three or four painted wooden robin’s eggs. They looked beautiful on my dining table with peacock blue Fiestaware plates.
I have used the same nest centerpieces on the ivy and green leaf runner, but around Easter time I fill the baskets with pretty wrapped chocolates. Kids and adults love the sweet treats, and they help decorate the dining table while serving a tasty purpose. They almost look too good to eat!
Make Nest Centerpieces for Fall
People generally think of spring when picturing a nest in the crook of a tree, but they can also be associated with fall. Autumn is when they are the most visible since the are no longer camouflaged by leaves. I also decorate the aforementioned nest baskets with a bed of realistic faux leaves in beautiful autumn colors. I partially fill the nest centerpieces with an array of acorns, buckeyes and nuts. The dining table looks gorgeous when set with my gold filled Lenox squirrel plates, orange fabric napkins and fall placemats.
Fill a Faux Nest with Blooming Bulb Flowers
I am planning on putting together two blooming nest centerpieces for my spring dining table. I purchased two large nest baskets, and I will buy enough blooming grape hyacinths to fill both. I will line the nest centerpieces with plastic and small stones for drainage, and I will fill in open areas with potting soil. When the blooms begin to fade I plan on moving them from the table to the porch. The change will acclimate the plants to the cooler temperatures and spring breezes. A week or two later I will plant them in the ground. In the meantime, my gorgeous nest centerpieces will fill my dining room with scent and beauty beyond compare.
Source: Personal and Professional Home Design and Decorating Experience