Recently I planted a ton of flowers in the planter box outside of my studio. Shortly after that I planted a bunch of flowers outside my house too, I’m a sucker for pretty flowers. As fate would have it, I had a bird cage sitting in a corner of the living room. It was a Christmas decoration that was accidentally forgotten and didn’t make it up to the attic. I decided instead to fill it with more flowers, so this is how I did it.
Here’s the original holiday project I did with this bird cage.
Bird Cage Flower Planter
It’s not huge, so one of my dilemmas was that if I used a potted plant, an actual flower pot would take up a lot of space and take away from the natural look that I wanted to achieve.
So instead I bought a few small pots of flowers and some sheet moss from the garden center in order to create a natural flower pot.
My new studio space came with planter boxes that I am required to fill and care for. No problem here since I love flowers!
I picked up pansies, daisies and several other types of flowers. For this planter I actually bought several hanging baskets since they are already so full and established and planted them in the box.
So adding the little bird cage was a nice touch.
I found this bird cage at Michaels during the holiday season, but this one is pretty similar. I went to the garden center and looked for flowers that would grow outward instead of up.
The garden center had a big roll of moss, but I’m sure that peat moss or even the American or Spanish moss that you can buy at the craft store would work. It might just be more difficult to work with.
I lined the bottom of the bird cage with moss and cut a strip about 4-inches high.
I ran that strip around the inside of the bird cage to act as a natural flower pot.
I removed the plant from the plastic pot and placed it inside the bird cages, gently and very carefully threading the stems through the cage bars. I had to fit all three plants into the cage, so I carefully pushed them against the sides of the cage to fit them all in.
The last thing was to add water. Obviously this won’t be ideal for an indoor plant as the water will drain through the moss and out the bottom of the cage. This plant is for the outdoors. I love the way it turned out and promise to update the photos later once the plants have filled out a bit.
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