DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders

DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders

If you are wondering how to make your own mini bird nests or candle holders, you’re in the right spot.   I decided to go with a “shades of blue” and all things “egg” theme for our Easter Table setting this year and was hoping to find egg-shaped candles.  Last year I used the lavender/berry egg candles, and was so excited when I found the blue egg candles this year.  So, I thought it would be cute if these blue egg candles had mini bird nests or candle holders to accent them.  And the love story began……DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders.

Just a FYI:  There are two homemade versions (bird nests – with moss), and (candle holders or rings – without moss).  But technically both can be used as candle holders – for spring centerpieces, Easter tablescapes, or even table decorations.

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DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders

I have to admit that these are so easy & simple, it seems almost ridiculous to list this as a tutorial – but here goes!

Ok, so this post will show you how to make 2 different versions:

One without moss (left below) and one with moss (right below).

  • I will also show you 3 different styling options for these:  scroll to the end of the post to see pictures.

Just wanted to clarify so that it doesn’t get too confusing – lol!

DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders

 


DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders

I purchased my mini grapevine wreaths (set of 6), wire leaf garland, and green moss from Hobby Lobby.  But you can always look at Amazon, Michael’s, or Walmart also.

  • These supplies make 4 candle holders.  If you are making more than 4, I recommend buying (2) leaf garland strips.

Supplies:

DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders

 

DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders

 

Ok, let’s get to it!  DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders.


DIY Candle Holders

For Candle Holders:  no moss

Step #1:  Cut Wire Leaf Garland Into 4 Strips

The first thing you will do is cut the wire leaf garland in half – so that you will have 2 strips.

Then you’ll cut each strip in half – so that you will have 4 strips.

TIP:  The easiest way to do this, is to unwrap the garland, fold/bend it in half, then cut in the middle fold.  And repeat for each strip to make 4 strips.

DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders

 


Step #2:  Wind Garland Around Mini Wreath

Now you will simply wind the leaf garland in and out of each mini wreath.

That’s it – you are done with the candle holder part.  

DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders

 

Super easy – right?  The garland adds just a little whimsy and garden-like touch to the plain grapevine wreaths.

DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders

 

These would make adorable candle rings around taper candles, or even work great as napkin rings – just throwing those out there.  Wink-Wink!!

DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders

 


DIY Bird Nests 

For Bird Nests:  with moss

I chose green moss for my bird nests, so that it would coordinate (and look more authentic) – with the green leaf garland.

  • Feel free to use more muted colors like tan and gray moss too.
  • Feel free to add more moss or use larger wreath sizes as needed.

Step #3:  Add Moss To Top of Wreath

DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders

 

Pictured below:  One to the left – without moss, one to the  right – with moss.

Now, you can just pick which one you like more, and let the creativity begin!

DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders

 

Ok, now let’s get to some different styling options!!  Yes, please!


Styling Options

Styling Option Supplies:

DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders

 

Mini Cupcake Stands:

I found mine at Target last year (sorry!), and use them all of the time to elevate items and create different levels.  

I have the cupcake stands shown with the candle holder version, but you can use them with the bird nests version too! 

Just have fun with them!

DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders

 

Option 1 – With Blue Egg Candles:

DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders

 

Option 2 –  With Large and Small Plastic Eggs + LED Tea Lights:

***DO NOT USE BURNING FLAME CANDLES – Only LED (flameless) with this option!!!*** 

  • Otherwise the plastic egg WILL catch on fire.
  • I did not have any LED tea lights on hand to show you – sorry – but I just wanted to give you the general idea. 
  • You can use glass votives inside of them to stay safe.

DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders

 

Option 3 – With Large Plastic Eggs + Bows:

DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders

 

Just weave different ribbons through the top holes of your larger plastic eggs.

DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders

 

DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders

 

DIY Bird Nests & Candle Holders

 

I decided to use my candle holders on our Shades of Blue Easter (Egg) Table Setting this year – Post is Ready!

So, where will you put yours’?  Let me know!

 

 

See how it all came together:  Shades of Blue & Easter Table Setting.

Have a Very Happy Easter!

Love & Spring Hugs 🙂

 

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