April 28, 2015
DIY Shabby Chic Bird Cage
One day I was in Joann's and saw this:
I fell in love with the idea but knew I wanted to do it a bit differently.
By the way, Joann's has a ton of craft ideas both in store and on their site. Check it out!!
This is what I used along with some cardboard and scrap fabric.
I found the birds at The Dollar Tree and that great scrap fabric ribbon at Hancock's.
I cut 2 pieces of cardboard and hot glued them together.
Then I wrapped the pieces in the scrap fabric and hot glued it down.
Next, I hot glued a piece of ribbon at the end of the floral wire and wrapped it up, hot gluing the end as well.
I did that to about 5 pieces of the floral wire.
I inserted 2 pieces of the wrapped floral wire into the cardboard.
Then I hot glued one bird to the bottom of the cage.
Next, I took clear thread and tied it to the other bird. After that, I tied it to the top of the cage.
Then I inserted the rest of the wrapped wire.
Next, I hot glued the scrap ribbon along the bottom of the cage.
I then took a different color scrap ribbon, twisted it and glued it around the outside of the middle of the cage.
Lastly, I took a small flower and hot glued it to the top.
ALL DONE!!!! A sweet, shabby chic bird cage!!!! Perfect addition to your spring home decor.
So, what do you think???
I know, I know... The blog title says sewing and schooling but I love a little crafting, too!!! I'll be getting back to sewing tutorials VERY shortly. I have a few ideas that I want to try out for Cailey and Colin.
HAVE FUN CRAFTING!!!!!