Candle Holder Bird Nest Decor

Candle Holder Bird Nest Decor

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 for the season. So, I’m kicking off March with a fun and SUPER simple spring project idea. A few months ago, I snagged this metal candle holder from Goodwill and knew immediately that I would repurpose it into sweet bird nest décor for Spring.

Metal wire candle holder at Goodwill thrift store to be upcycled and repurposed by Sadie Seasongoods /

A candle holder full of non-candle potential!

My mind reached back to one of Organized Clutter’s projects from last year– which I had loved! So, when I saw this candle holder, 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 candle holder to add to my project arsenal!

Metal wire candle holder at thrift store to be upcycled and repurposed by Sadie Seasongoods /

Oooh, this one will be fun to work on, too!

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

My plans including painting each candle holder, 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 thrifted metal candle holder to repurpose into Spring decor by Sadie Seasongoods /

Spray paint time!

While that dried, I gathered some acrylic craft paints for the white candle holder…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…

Hand painting a wire candle holder to upcycle it into DIY Spring decor by Sadie Seasongoods /

Hand-painting it to look like vintage Tole items…

When all was said and done, I had much brighter candle holders that were more suited for Spring!

Upcycling thrift store candle holder into DIY bird nest decor for Spring decorating by Sadie Seasongoods /

Fresh and fun for Spring…

Now for the fun part- adding some bird nest décor! I headed to my local garden décor shop because their selection of bird nest décor was far superior to my craft stores! I sought out smaller nests for the green candle holder and a larger nest for the vintage tole-looking white candle holder.

Adding bird nest decor to thrift store metal candle holder for DIY Spring decorating by Sadie Seasongoods /

The finishing touch…

And all I did was set each nest on the candle holder platform(s), using the candle “spike” to help hold it in place!

Repurposing metal candle holder as bird nest decor for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods /

Easy peasy, fresh and Spring-y…

I mean…it’s almost too easy…but I didn’t think either candle holder needed any further embellishment. Just sweet, simple bird nest décor…

Easy Spring decorating with repurposed upcycled candle holder and bird nest decor by Sadie Seasongoods /

Aren’t they cute?

And despite the tall candle holder being the original impetus for this project, I might secretly be a little more partial towards the smaller candle holder. It reminds me of the old vintage Italian tole-painted pieces that I always admire, but never purchase.

Upcycled thrift store candle holder to display bird nest decor for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods /

Shhh…you’re my favorite…

Don’t you just love bird nest décor during the Spring months?

Repurpose and upcycle metal candle holder to display bird nest decor for easy, simple Spring decorating by Sadie Seasongoods /

All ready for Spring!

Repurpose and upcycle metal candle holder to display bird nest decor for easy, simple Spring decorating by Sadie Seasongoods /

Love, love, love…

And if you’re looking for more Spring DIY ideas, you can check out my full collection here

Craft on!


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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!

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