If you are looking to craft a DIY bird cage planter, check out my super simple tutorial!
Recently we were walking our dog around the neighborhood and we passed a pile of “trash” on the side of the road. I, of course, had to stop and check out what was there. On the side of the pile were two bird cages. They were a little worse for the wear but I loved the general vibe.
We decided to finish our walk (since we had just started) and grab the cages on the way home.
Well, of course when we circled back, one of the bird cages was gone. I hope whoever got it is enjoying it! I still grabbed the bigger one and decided to give it a thrifty makeover.
I am not normally a decorative bird cage kind of girl. My style isn’t rustic which I normally associate with these kinds of things. However, I loved the look of this metal bird cage. It was shaped to look like a house and just oh so charming!
I cruised pinterest for ideas for what to do with a birdcage (since I don’t have a bird) and found a ton of bird cage decoration ideas. After browsing for a while, I decided to make it into a bird cage flower planter. It can hang on my front porch or sit on our plant stand.
So, I am excited to share this bird cage upcycle with you today as a part of the monthly thrift store challenge!
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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Bird Cage Planter Upcycle
What you need:
- Metal bird cage
- Spray paint of choice – I used Color Shot in Island Girl
- Coconut liner – pick a size close to that of your bird cage
- Any kind of plant – I went with a drippy ivy. Succulents would also be gorgeous!
What you do:
- Clean your bird cage of any dust, debris, or loose paint.
- Spray paint the bird cage. Use several thin coats for best results and to avoid trips. Here are my spray painting tips!
- Once dry, insert your coconut liner. Trim with scissors if necessary.
- Add soil and your plant. If choosing a “drippy” plant, pull some of the stems through the wire bars for a cool effect!
- Hang or place in a sunny spot and enjoy!
And now for more thrifty goodness!
If you like this project, you might also like the time that we found a peacock chair on the side of the road or when I made a side table from a thrifted vase and chip and dip plate!
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