Metal Candleholder Nest Decor with Speckled Eggs

Metal Candleholder Nest Decor with Speckled Eggs

I don’t know about you, but Spring is front and center in my mind. The trees are budding, the daffodils are in full bloom, and even my husband’s allergies have kicked in. So, I’m kicking off the season with a fun and SUPER simple spring project idea. A few months ago, I snagged this metal candleholder from Goodwill and knew immediately that I would repurpose it into bird decor / nest decor for Spring decorating.

Thrifting for a metal candleholder to upcycle into bird decor or nest decor for Spring decorating by Sadie Seasongoods /

My mind reached back to one of Organized Clutter’s projects from last year– which I had loved! So, when I saw this metal candleholder, I knew I wanted to do something similar. My version would be a little different, of course…and on top of that, I found a second, slightly different metal candleholder to add to my project arsenal!

Metal candleholder at thrift store for repurposing into Spring decorations to hold nest decor by Sadie Seasongoods /

The white metal candleholder reminded me of toleware or vintage tole, which was extra special!

Clearly, this was a sign from the thrifting angels- bird decor or nest decor was meant to be a project for me this Spring! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Creating Nest Decor / Bird Decor with a Metal Candleholder

My plans including painting both of my vintage candleholders, but in different ways. For the tall three-layer candle holder, I first sprayed it with primer, and then finished it off with a soft, pretty green spray paint.

Spray painting metal using primer first before adding green color for nest decor or bird decor by Sadie Seasongoods /

While the first metal candleholder dried, I gathered some acrylic craft paints for the white candleholder…in order to add a touch of color to the flowers and leaves. Cottonball decided to help, though I’m not entirely sure what he was doing here…

Remember how I said it reminded me of toleware? That’s the look I’m going for with my craft paints- little touches of pastel colors that will work well with my nest decor / bird decor.

When all was said and done, my vintage candleholders were fresh and bright, perfect for the Spring decorating plans I had in store for each one!

Metal candleholder or vintage candleholders to become bird decor or nest decor for Spring decorating by Sadie Seasongoods /

Now for the fun part- adding the nest decor I’ve been talking about. I headed to my local garden decor shop because their selection of bird decor and speckled eggs was far superior to my craft stores! I sought out smaller nests for the green candle holder and a larger nest for the vintage toleware white candle holder.

Nest decor or birds nest filled with speckled eggs to be placed inside metal candleholder for Spring decorating by Sadie Seasongoods /

And all I did was set each birds nest on the candle holder platform(s), using the candle “spike” to help hold it in place! Doesn’t get much simpler than that!

You could certainly glue them in place with hot glue but I decided not to go that route; for both storage reasons and in case I wanted to use the nest decor on a future project.

Placing birds nest filled with speckled eggs onto platform of metal candleholder for nest decor by Sadie Seasongoods /

Spring Decorating with Nest Decor / Bird Decor

I mean…it’s almost too easy…but I didn’t think either candleholder needed any further embellishment. Just the birds nest / nest decor and speckled eggs was enough for me.

Nest decor with birds nest filled with speckled eggs and displayed on a metal candleholder from thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods /

And despite the tall metal candleholder being the original impetus for this Spring craft, I might secretly be a little more partial towards the smaller candle holder. I love how the hand painted touches turned out – just a simple pop of color turned it into a lovely piece of toleware.

And is there anything better for Spring decorating than a birds nest filled with speckled eggs? I just can’t get enough nest decor or bird decor during the Spring season.

Bird decor or nest decor using speckled eggs in birds nest and displayed on a metal candleholder for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods /

Each little birds nest sits perfectly on the platforms on each metal candleholder. Like they were meant to go together all along…

Spring decorating with a metal candleholder used to display a birds nest filled with speckled eggs for nest decor by Sadie Seasongoods /

And if you’re looking for more upcycled Spring crafts, you can check out my full collection here before you go!

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  1. Beautiful. So cheerful. I love your projects.

  2. So cute, so creative! I love the pics of the treasures sitting on the shelf before you work your magic. I look at those and think, Wow, she can see magic where it doesn’t exist! I love your blog!

  3. This is so incredibly cute! Thanks so much for sharing. Your creativity is always inspiring!

  4. So sweet and doable! Thanks for posting!

  5. I love how the little one looks like the vintage ones, Sarah! So adorable, & yes, those candle spikes come in handy;)

  6. I absolutely love these candle holder re-dos, especially the one where you painted the flowers and leaves. It would match my chandelier. {You would love it.} I like the idea of getting the birds nests from another source where the quality is there without you have to embellish it to make it more presentable from the craft store. Gorgeous projects.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Thank you so very much, my friend! Yes, I was actually overwhelmed with the selection at that Home & Garden store…I went there on a whim after being SO disappointed with the craft store offerings, so it was a very welcome surprise to find such nice ones elsewhere.

  7. Adorable! Both are pretty, but I like the way you painted the smaller one & I think I like it better too. Very cute for Easter!

  8. I wish it were spring! Woke up to more snow this morning! Not so fun commute to work. But I have to say I’m partial to the little candle holder too! Love the pretty colors.

  9. Judi Johnson says

    I am so jealous of your thrift stores. I go to all the ones here and never find stuff like you do. Or if they have cool stuff they want too much money.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Ugh, I hear that a lot…I wish I could sprinkle thrifting fairy dust on your stores! I go to so many, so frequently that my luck definitely is higher than average.

  10. Kitty supervision is the best kind of supervision. 🙂

  11. Sue Addison says

    Brilliant as usual. I gave one of these to thrift store a few years back. I tend to forget how much of a difference a coat of paint will make.

  12. I love how you took the candle holders, and turned it into fabulous bird nest and eggs

  13. Oh how beautiful, love them! Happy Weekend!

  14. Shay Moore says

    So sweet, and fast. too !!

  15. Really really cute idea for thrifted candleholders, Sarah and love that it’s such an easy way to decorate for Spring/Easter!

  16. Paula Mac says

    Cottonball’s waiting for some little birdie meatloaf………..Love, Love, Love all your ideas!

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