I’ve been in love with bird décor for quite some time. Cages, feathers, nests and little birds of all kinds have found their way into my home and they’re certainly not going anywhere. Maybe it’s that decorations like these make me feel closer to nature – I can’t really be sure of the reason, but as soon as I came across this tiny birdcage, I was instantly in love. It would be so adorable hanging on a Christmas tree or a little branch in your bedroom. I’m pretty sure I’m going to have mine on display all year round. It’s not hard to make, but this birdcage definitely requires a good amount of concentration.
What you need:
A bottle cap (I used one from a Perrier bottle)
Copper wire in 2 different sizes(I used 26 gauge and 20 gauge)
A permanent marker
What you do:
1. Use a hammer and nail to puncture a small hole on the outside of your bottle cap. Do this 6 times total, and space the holes evenly between one another.
2. Use paint or permanent marker to color your bottle cap however you like. I made mine black to match the wire, and used a permanent marker because I knew it would dry quickly.
3. Cut 3 pieces of the thicker wire, about 6 inches each, and bend them into U shapes.
4. Use pliers to bend up about ¾ an inch of wire on either end.
5. Thread one piece of wire through two holes that are directly opposite one another, with the largest portion of the wire in the middle of the bottle cap.
6. Use pliers to tightly wrap the ends around the wire. Repeat these steps with all 3 wires, making sure to thread each one through two opposing holes.
7. Pinch the wires together about ½ inch from the top.
8. Cut a 2-inch piece of the thick wire and wrap tightly around all of the wires, about 5 or 6 times around. Cut off any excess.
9. Use your fingers to round out the tops of the wires so that you have more of a birdcage shape.
10. Cut 3 pieces of the thinner wire, about 4-5 inches each.
11. Beginning about ½ inch from the bottom, wrap the wire around each rung until you’re back where you began. Wrap the wire around itself to secure.
12. Do this two more times, spacing each thin wire about ½ inch from the one below it.
13. To make a hook, create the shape below using a thin piece of wire.
14. Thread the wire through the top loop of your cage, and wrap it around a few times to secure it.
That’s it! Go hang your itty bitty birdcage wherever you wish! Now I’m on a hunt for a tiny little bird to put inside. If you have any ideas where I can find one, let me know!
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