The nest consists of three parts made out of organic materials: the cover, the mattress and the bolster. Here is how you assemble the nest:

  1. Tie the ribbons on the bolster. If your bolster is a later versions ie made out of cotton silk, your bolster won't have any ribbons.
  1. Fold the bolster in half and tuck it into the cover.  
  1. Gently tuck the ends of the bolster into the cover and then place the bolster along the inside of the cover. 
  1. Fasten the zip on the inside and close the zip. A trick is to push the bolster down from the outside while zipping. This makes zipping easier and ensures that the zipper doesn't get stuck in the fabric. You can use a finger in front of the zip to make sure fabric doesn't get stuck.  
  1. Now place the mattress inside the cover and gently tuck the end of the mattress into the inside pocket.