Upcycled Candle Lid Wedding Cake Topper Base

Since our wedding had kind of a bird theme going on, bird cake toppers were an obvious choice. I bought these (in white) from Etsy seller, Angel Heart Designs. They came very nicely packaged, it was like a little present. Always appreciate pretty packaging.

My mom actually had this candle that came with a hammered copper lid. Found here on Ebay..I can't find it on the Bath and Body Works site. Anyway the size was perfect. All I needed to do was make holes for the wired leaf arch and voilà.

For the arch, I bought these vintage millinery leaves from Etsy seller, Paper Tales. I couldn't find any already copper so I just spray painted these to match.

I know I could've used a wooden base for the bird platform but it definitely wouldn't have looked as coppery and rose-golden. 

This photo was taken before the cake arrived. It has the base I wanted to use for the cake. I think it's a plant stand, I found it at Ross and spray painted it white. My sister in law, who made the cake, ended up deciding it wouldn't hold up the weight so it wasn't used how I wanted, sadly.