Thursday, May 30

Putting Plants In Bird Cages: Kind Of A DIY

I have a lot of these smaller vintage bird cages tucked in corners around my home.  When I found this bird cage this weekend, my first thought was to leave it behind because HOW MANY bird cages does one person really need around their house???  I continued to stare at it... it was just so cute and so cheap, I wanted it to have a purpose.  Then I thought of one.  Duh.  Plants.  Right now my brain should go straight to plants.  I've been spending enough time on/with them.

I wanted a plant that would eventually spill through the side of the cage, so I found this delicate purple something-or-other (I can't remember what it's called).  I cut the bottom of a plastic container to fit inside the cage and jammed it through the slats.  Then I potted the plant in the container.  This really didn't need written instructions.  If you are still reading, you are a good sport.  ;))

We made these plant hangers at work using Elise's tutorial, so after I got the bird cage hung, I made a little companion for purple planty.  They became fast friends.

Notes on this project:  if I were to do this again in the future, I would use a solid color container.  From far away you don't really notice the printing on the sides of the plastic container, but in these pictures and up close in real life it is noticeable.

My front porch still needs a little TLC, but these new additions to our plant family are helping dress it up.  Now I just need to decide on a paint color so we can do a little painting!


30 comments:

  1. What a cute little bird cage! Wishing I had a porch to hang plants from!!

    xx Ashleigh
    www.ashflynn.blogspot.com

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  2. This is such a fun idea, it looks great, I need to start looking out for vintage bird cages!

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  3. Love this! Kinda reminds me of Emma from ABM kitchen light which gave me the bird cage idea as a light fixture :)

    Cathy
    Turquoise Flamingo
    http://www.turquoiseflamingo.com/

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  4. Beautiful! I love old bird cages, they're so pretty, and with the plants inside they're wonderful!

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog BLOG SALE NOW ON! ♥

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  5. I love this! it adds a fun twist to the trending hanging plant.

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  6. How Endearing! I believe one can never have too much greenery! :)

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  7. Ahh what a great simple DIY! I've never ever been able to decide what a bird cage is freakin' good for except for holding birds and looking pretty. This is genius though. And I die with that macrame plantter! I remember doing those when I was like 7!

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  8. So cute! If you want a solid color, it's not too late to paint it! I always see birdcages at flea markets but leave them behind since I never know what to do with them. This is a great idea!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  9. This is so cute and clever! I wish I had a patio or garden to hang them!

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  10. ah wonderful! I've been wanting to hang plants in a birdcage, versus a regular pot, but i haven't been able to figure out how. this is great!

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  11. This is so cute! I love how the plant is going to grow out of the bird cage.

    -Courtney

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  12. Very cute idea! You could even shove a little moss in there to cover up the planter :)

    Emily

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  13. Love both ideas! My apartment balcony is in need of some sprucing up and plant life, going to give these a try!

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  14. So cool! I love birdcages.

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  15. Love this :) http://everywordhandwritten.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Oh my god, I have an empty bird cage sitting in my room, just waiting to be filled, and you've just given me the item I've been waiting for. I would have never thought about putting plants in it. Thanks so much! Love it!
    x

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  17. white! my favorite right now :)
    im going to try an indoor version of this

    -s.

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  18. I really love the idea, I always wanted to have a retro bird cage, but this way it's not only practical but useful. I also linked to this post on my blog: http://nocreationwithoutchaos.wordpress.com/

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  19. This is such a cute idea, its going to look so pretty when the flowers start growing outside of the birdcage.

    Hannah
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    www.daintyandivory.blogspot.com

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  20. a few weeks ago, i literally just finished writing and scheduling my post when i went to your website and saw this!

    great minds think alike? yes! :-)

    love your photos <3

    ~ e ~

    http://helloscarlettblog.com/2013/06/11/garden-diy/

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  21. i love your blog! i've been following for maybe a year now and i am always impressed by your sweet family-- can't wait to have kids of my own :)

    http://ourlittleshoebox.blogspot.com/

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  22. What a unique and very pretty idea. I wish I had thought of it.

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  23. What a great idea! Really wishing I had a porch.

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  24. This is beautiful! I am so ready for spring! Where did you buy that beautiful bird cage? It's gorgeous!

    Iquo

    keaishop.com
    iquoismusic.com

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