Homemade Birdcage Ornament

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How’s everyone doing lately? I gotta tell you, my creative brain is a little fried! Between making projects for blog, writing tutorials for other sites, and crafting a few Christmas gifts…I’m running on fumes over here. I made this little Homemade Birdcage Ornament in an effort to refuel my tank since it was a project that was 100% for my own personal enjoyment. Who wouldn’t be happy looking at this sweet little bird?! Homemade Birdcage Ornament - A Tried & True Project I was a little worried that the glitter on the bottom was going to look like bird poop but I think it works. You could always decoupage a piece of scrapbook paper to the base or add some miniature holly to the top. Feel free to customize the birdcage as much as you want! That’s the magic of this little craft. Somewhere between the glue and the glitter, you remember just how much you love to make things and there you go… your creative funk is over. Happy Crafting!

Miniature Birdcage Ornament

Materials:
- Snowflake Wire Form (6″)
- Wood Disc (2″)
- Wood Dowl or Chopstick
- Strong Glue
- Hot Glue Gun
- Mod Podge
- Glitter
- Ribbon
- Small Mushroom Bird
- Hand Drill

Instructions:

Step 1: Take the wire snowflake and bend the wires down to form the shape of a birdcage. Don’t push too hard or the wires will break in the middle! It might be easier to form them over an appropriately sized ball or another round object.

Homemade Birdcage Ornament - Supplies Step 2: Drill six small holes evenly apart on the wood disc. Insert wire legs, bend ends with pliers, glue discs together and pinch shut with clothespins until dry.

Homemade Birdcage Ornament - Make Step 3: Trim the end off of an extra wire snowflake and bend to form bird perch. Cut a 3/4″ section of your dowel or chopstick and drill two small holes in the ends. Apply a little glue and insert the bent wire into holes. Allow everything to dry completely before continuing on to the next step.

Homemade Birdcage Ornament - Perch Step 4: Once everything is dry, use a hot glue gun adhere bird and ribbon in place.

Homemade Birdcage Ornament - Ribbon Step 5: Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge and glitter to the base of the birdcage and allow to dry. Add a final ribbon to the top of the birdcage to hang on a tree. As I mentioned above, there are so many more options for decorating this sweet birdcage. I hope you have fun and I’d love to see any pictures you have on Facebook or Instagram!

Homemade Birdcage Ornament - A Tried & True Project


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