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How to make a Newborn Nest Prop

How to make a Newborn Nest Prop? It is pretty easy to make a newborn nest prop. I got all my materials from Michael’s and they totaled about $41.25. It would cost you a lot less if you had a 50% off coup  on or a 20% off coupon for a total purchase. It would cost you between $69-100 if you bought it from Etsy and that is not even counting shipping costs which can run up to $20!!!

Here is what you will need:

Brown paper covered stem wire from the floral section: $2.29

18″ Grapevine wreath: $4.99

22″ Grapevine wreath: $7.99

26″ Grapevine wreath: $9.99

34″ Grapevine wreath: $15.99

Total Cost: $41.25

SugaShoc_Photography_Newborn_Photographer_Bucks County_Doylestown_PA_How_to_make_a_newborn_nest_propCut the stem wire in half so you get double what is in the package. Just tie the smallest wreath to the next size up in 3 spots in a triangle formation and the way you secure it is by twisting it like in the picture above. Repeat with the next size up until you get the complete nest. SugaShoc_Photography_Newborn_Photographer_Bucks County_Doylestown_PA_How_to_make_a_newborn_nest_propSugaShoc_Photography_Newborn_Photographer_Bucks County_Doylestown_PA_How_to_make_a_newborn_nest_prop

Fill it with blankets, top it with a beautiful fake fur, or flokati, layer some burlap or different material cloths and there you have it! A beautiful and comfortable nest for your newborn baby to lay in. This nest is bigger than the nests you can get online so it would fit twins, triplets, etc. It can also hold babies that are 3 months – 6 months laying down and 9 month old babies sitting up. Here’s an example:

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Newborn Photo Shoot

I am so excited to share with you these pictures from a newborn photo shoot in my new studio in Doylestown, PA. I got to play with all my new props like the newborn nest prop that I made with materials exclusively from Michael’s. I also got to use my new “antique” looking crate that I also made. Crate was from Michael’s and the paint was from Home Depot. I will post a blog about how I made these props later on.

I feel so grateful to have such a beautiful newborn baby boy as my first guest. He was a dream to work with. So sleepy, hardly cried, and the session was done in 2 hours! I pray all my sessions go as well! Here are his beautiful sneak peeks….

Wraps from Peas and Quiet. Newborn hat and shorts set from Little Bit Knits. Newborn Layering Burlap from Crafty Creations