DIY Projects for Spring

Did you catch yesterday’s blog post?  It was all about spring and ideas for planning a seasonal fête.  One of my favourite parts was a bird’s nest, arranged for serving macarons.  I don’t shy away from good DIY projects so to create this nest, I foraged for seasonal fauna and fashioned it into an organic and textural piece.  It’s a unique way to serve macarons (or other desserts) at a wedding, a bridal shower or even an Easter  celebration.  Today I’m sharing the instructions for building your own nest.

DIY projects a nest of macarons captured by Tara Whittaker PhotographyDIY projects serve macarons in a nest captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

To make this bird’s nest you will need:

Small twigs
Loose grass
Dried leaves
Container to hold the macarons

DIY projects nest supplies needed captured by Tara Whittaker PhotographyGlass bowl for serving macarons captured by Tara Whittaker Photography macarons for a DIY project captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

DIY Projects:  Step-by-step instructions

1.  Arrange the twigs loosely in a circle


2.  Add bunches of grass
3.  Scatter leaves in and around the nest


4.  Place the glass bowl inside the nest

DIY projects building a nest captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

5.  Arrange the macarons inside the bowl

Spring nest for macarons created by Calgary wedding photographer Tara Whittaker

My nest is small in scale but for a larger gathering, use more twigs and a larger container to hold as many macarons as you like.

If you’d prefer, follow along with the video below.

Many thanks to Yann Haute Patisserie for providing the delicious macarons for this project.
DIY projects styled and photographed by Calgary Wedding Photographer – Tara Whittaker


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