Recently I planted a ton of flowers in the planter box outside of my studio, the same area I put my fairy garden each year. 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 birdcage 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, and ended up making a Birdcage Flower Planter, it’s a great adult craft for the garden!
Here’s the original holiday project I did with this birdcage.
Birdcage Flower Planter
The birdcage is 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. I figured this would be the perfect garden craft so I had to use smaller plants instead for the birdcage flower planter, I just couldn’t pass it up because of one little dilemma.
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, this leaves me with a great opportunity to make this birdcage flower planter!
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.
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What you will need
- Small potted flowers (you can use artificial if you’d like it indoors)
- Roll of moss
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 cage, 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 is to add water to your birdcage flower planter. 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 this birdcage flower planter turned out, and I will be sure to update pictures as the flowers grow!
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Bird Cage Flower Planter
- Small potted flowers you can use artificial if you'd like it indoors
- Roll of moss
- Line the bottom of the bird cage with moss and cut a strip about 4-inches high.
- Run that strip around the inside of the bird cage to act as a Remove the plant from the plastic pot and placed it inside the bird cage, gently and very carefully threading the stems through the cage bars. I had to fit three plants into the cage, so I carefully pushed them against the sides of the cage to fit them all in.
- The last thing is to add water to your birdcage flower planter. 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.
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I just bought a bircage and hung it in the tree outside. I was looking for trailing (garland) artificial roses to hang through the wires, gently blowing in the breeze. This is a much nicer alternative to my idea, real alive flowers growing and changing all summer. I love your pictures. Enjoy!!!
Love your beautiful bird cage planter! What a wonderful idea for recycling the cage into a wonderful planter. Your flowers outside your new studio such look nice.
Amanda Formaro says
Thanks so much Cindy! it gives me great joy just going outside and watering them each day :) I’ll be sad to see summer end after they’ve grown and filled out so much!
This is lovely! I love bacopa. Are you concerned at all about the water damaging the bird cage? Myself I have several baskets with flowers in outside and know they’ll only last a few years before falling apart but I still love using them :)
Amanda Formaro says
Hi Dena! I figure that the water may rust and eventually rot the birdcage. But I like the worn and rusty look so I’m okay with it :)