Christmas Birdcage

by | Apr 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!!)

Christmas Birdcage

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.

Christmas Birdcage

This dark metal tray compliments the black birdcage perfectly.

Christmas Birdcage

Glass 4×4 block from the local craft store.

Christmas Birdcage

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

Christmas Birdcage

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

Christmas Birdcage

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

Christmas Birdcage

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

Christmas Birdcage

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

Christmas Birdcage

Glitter ornaments add the Christmas flair and sparkle.

Christmas Birdcage

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

Christmas Birdcage

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.

Christmas Birdcage

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

Christmas Birdcage

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

Christmas Birdcage

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

Christmas Birdcage

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

Christmas Birdcage

Push the strips of burlap into the greenery creating loops.

Christmas Birdcage

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

Christmas Birdcage

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.

Christmas Birdcage

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