Christmas Birdcage

April 18, 2019

Birdcages have been incredibly on-trend this year. Pinterest is telling us that they’ll be featured in centerpieces year round. We couldn’t help but create one ourselves for Christmas! (We’re always thinking Christmas!!)

Materials

  • Birdcage
  • Faux bird
  • Tray
  • 1 string Christmas lights (with 2 plugs): Clear with green wire,
  • 1 string Craft lights (with one plug) : clear with white wire
  • Burlap
  • Filler pieces: greenery, ornaments, berries, orbs 4×4 Glass block

Simple birdcage. Check your local hobby and decor store.

This dark metal tray compliments the black birdcage perfectly.

Glass 4×4 block from the local craft store.

We chose white lights with green wire to blend into the greenery.

We chose lights with white wire for the block part of our projects. This is our go-to when working with glass containers.

Strips of burlap that we had on hand in our rustic decor box. Wide burlap ribbon would be a great choice here as well.

These filler orbs remind me of bird nests, the perfect compliment to our birdcage.

Berries and branches bring the look of the winter outdoors inside.

Glitter ornaments add the Christmas flair and sparkle.

Christmas branches can be bought at the local craft store or repurposed from the old Christimas tree in the attic.

Instructions

Fill glass block with Christmas blocks with white wire. Space the lights out in the block and plug them in while you work to make sure the lights are evenly spaced.

Fill tray with Christmas greenery and place glass block in the middle. This elevates the birdcage and provides some interior lighting to the tray.

Pop some burlap in the bottom of the birdcage. Doesn’t that just say, “I’m a nest?”.

Nestle the bird inside and be thankful it isn’t real. Birdseed and newspaper not required.

Tuck the Christmas lights into the greenery. The goal is to mix the wiring into the greenery so that it disappears.

Push the strips of burlap into the greenery creating loops.

Incorporate the accessories pieces in between and around the greenery and burlap. This should take about 30 seconds.

If you haven’t already, plug in the lights, stand back and smile.

Your project is complete. Now, the hardest part is choosing where it might light the house … beside a table, a foyer table, kitchen counter, etc.

Elizabeth May
Elizabeth loves to host any gathering or party, Hospitality is her gift. When not at her church, Elizabeth can be found playing a competitive European board game. She enjoys SEC College Football, maybe even a bit too much (WAR EAGLE!) Originally from the deep south, Elizabeth along with her husband and four teenage children have called Fort Worth home for several years.

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