Simple Spring Bird Nest on a Pedestal

Spring is on the way and I may have a teeny, tiny bit of spring fever. Creating something simple and pretty for my decor will definitely help! I’ll start with a Dollar Tree candlestick to create this simple spring bird nest on a pedestal!

Dollar Tree Candlestick

First, I want to distress this candlestick a bit by adding some crackle paste. I’ll use a Dollar Tree make-up tool and paintbrush to apply.

Candlestick with crackle paste applied

The paste did not adhere well to the middle of the candlestick, but I have to say I love how it turned out!

Candlestick with crackle paste applied, dried, and wax added

Next I’ll add some Behr wax to darken the candlestick and really bring out that crackle! I’ll add a spray top coat to prevent further chipping.

The Nest…

Now I’ll use some leftover grapevine, a small nest from Hobby Lobby and a small bit of Spanish moss to create a bird’s nest.

Grapevine added to top of candlestick

I’ll start by attaching some grapevine to the base of the candlestick. Add the small nest on top of the grapevine. I’ll fill in the edges with small bits of Spanish moss.

Grapevine and bird nest added to top of candlestick

Lastly I’ll wrap a section of this green metal garland around the base of the candlestick. I’ll attach the two ends of the garland by bending the ends of the wire around each other.

green wire garland
green wire garland
green wire garland added to top of candlestick

Now, what’s a nest without eggs? I have three small eggs from Hobby Lobby that I’ll add to the nest.

green wire garland added to top of candlestick
Hobby Lobby eggs
Simple Spring Bird Nest on a Pedestal

Oh my goodness I just LOVE this pop of green!! I’ll glue a strip of material around the base, attaching with hot glue, and then add a material messy bow.

Simple Spring Bird Nest on a Pedestal
Simple Spring Bird Nest on a Pedestal

Look at all that crackled and chippy goodness!!

Simple Spring Bird Nest on a Pedestal

I love everything about this simple spring bird nest on a Pedestal, even the blue of the candlestick peeking through! What do you think about this one?

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I love baking, re-purposing items for my home, garage sales (goes hand in hand with re-purposing), hand crafting items, being outdoors, and now blogging.

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