Nest Centerpieces


  • Tall candlesticks
  • 8-inch styrofoam spheres
  • Greening pins
  • Spanish moss
  • Pinecones
  • Ribbon
  • Dried hydrangea or other large flower
  • Wooden dowels
  • Sticky-tak
  • Twig garland
  • Twine covered wire
  • Clear tape
  • Knife
  • Wire cutters
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors


  1. Cut 2 12-18-inch pieces of the twine covered wire.

  2. Starting at the inside of the garland, wind the two lengths of wire around two points of the twig wreath. Make sure to leave an opening in the base of the nest about 3 inches in diameter.

  3. Working your way up, gather the twig garland close together and encircle the twig with the covered wire. Keep winding until you reach the top of the nest. Make sure to wind evenly and tightly so you won’t see the white Styrofoam coming through. Set aside.

  4. Slice 1 inch off the bottom of the Styrofoam sphere.

  5. With greening pins, cover sphere with Spanish moss.

  6. Place this sphere in the nest.

  7. Make 3 focal points on your centerpiece. On one side, use your hot glue gun to glue your pinecones in a bunch.

  8. On the other side, push the stem of the dried hydrangea (or any other large, bold dried flower) through the moss and into the Styrofoam. You might need to make a hole using your scissors in case your flower’s stem is too delicate.

  9. On the 3rd side, tie a large double bow and secure it to the sphere with a greening pin.

  10. To mount your nest atop the candlestick, fill the candle cradle with sticky-tak.

  11. Insert 3 7-inch dowels into the gummy material and wrap dowel, sticky-tak, and base of candlestick with tape to secure.

  12. Center the bottom hole of the nest over the dowels and carefully but firmly press the dowels into the base of the Styrofoam. If needed, drive your scissors up the center of the Styrofoam base to begin the hole for the dowels.