I couldn’t help myself is the preface to this post. The excitement of the upcoming Michaels and Hometalk Pinterest Party this Sunday overwhelmed me… and sent me back to Michaels to pick up a few more supplies to create another one of their pinterest inspired projects!!
I want to show you how to create your own Shabby Chic Birdcage Décor. If you missed my first craft be sure to check it out here!!
I love birds. That’s the other side note. They can be found all around my house. They make me think of my grandmother and it just makes me smile!!
This was fun and easy craft to pull together. And was just the missing piece to the empty table at the end of my hall between the guest bath and my bedroom… I pass it everyday and since Christmas it’s just sat empty waiting for that perfect something to adorn the lonely little spot.
Here’s what I started with.
First I picked the chippiest and shabbiest birdcage in neutral colors that they had!! I love it!! A wooden stand meant for a candle. Moss wired ribbon on a roll. Burlap ribbon for decoration. Chalkboard pennants. Terracotta pots. A bird and birds nest. Flower stem and lots of other things that I will use for something… I couldn’t help it.
I placed an old vintage doily inside the bottom of the birdcage to contain some of the moss that will fall through and to be a buffer between the metal and the terracotta pot.
Regular scissors can be used to cut the moss ribbon too size. I didn’t hot glue mine to the edges of the birdcage but you could if you wanted to.
Then I whitewashed the terracotta pot. You can do this one of two ways. I typically will water down the paint and brush on- this would be fine. But I used a different method for sake of not getting up to water down my paint!! I brushed it on and then used a wet wipe to wipe it back some. Holding the pot over my hand and spinning it around while wiping back so you don’t get annoying stop and start marks… This is totally unnecessary as you don’t see the pot thru the cage but all the same I did it. If you take too much off you can dry brush more back on…
Next I put the pot inside the birdcage to act as the stand for my nest. It doesn’t take up all the space and this fine.. I wanted to fill it with some flowers or bit of nature.
I then hot glued the birds nest down to the top of the pot. How cute is that little nest with it’s burlap and moss.? love!!
Then they had these adorable little birds and owl ornaments. I of course chose one with a bit of turquoise.
With the bird all tucked in now it’s time to give it a bit of an arrangement and decoration!!
I then white washed the candle holder that I was going to use for my base. Giving it that authentic old vintage look so perfectly paired with the shabby chic birdcage.
I used E6000 to put the two parts together. You need to follow the instructions to create the tightest bond. This part not so easy on a metal birdcage- it doesn’t have a lot to hold onto. But do your best!! And I will likely always carry from the candle base..
I did also make a cute little chalkboard pennant for the birdcage… I thought Home was cute since the sweet little birdy had a new home!!
Thanks for stopping by!! Don’t forget that the first 24 people to show up at the Michael’s in McKinney or your local Michael’s hosting the event will get a chance to win $100 Michael’s gift card when you follow them on Hometalk!! So I hope to see you Sunday so we can get our craft on!!