How to make birdcage centerpieces

Written by christi aldridge
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How to make birdcage centerpieces
A birdcage can make an interesting base for a centrepiece. (MASH/Photodisc/Getty Images)

A birdcage centrepiece may sound eclectic, but they can be quite elegant and can suit any occasion, from a wedding reception to a dinner party. You can customise the birdcage to reflect the event and your tastes, and turn your centrepiece into a conversation piece quite easily. Birdcages come in many sizes and types, so have fun looking for the perfect one to use as you create a centrepiece that fits your needs.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Birdcages
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Candles
  • Spanish moss
  • Artificial birds
  • Vases
  • Flowers
  • Ribbons
  • Artificial flowers
  • Hot glue gun

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  1. 1

    Look through thrift stores, vintage shops and the Internet, along with craft and hobby shops, to find the birdcage you would like. If you are decorating more than one table, buy one birdcage for each table's centrepiece.

  2. 2

    Paint the birdcage, if it is needed, using acrylic paint. However, most antique birdcages, even if worn, will have a shabby chic look that may be desirable.

  3. 3

    Fill the birdcage with lit candles to give a warm glow to the table. For a more traditional centrepiece, add artificial birds on top of Spanish moss. If flowers play a central role in your other decorations, put small vases full of colourful matching flowers inside the birdcages to provide a bright and creative centrepiece.

  4. 4

    Decorate the outside of the birdcage. Hot glue artificial flowers or ribbons around the birdcage to embellish the cage itself, or weave real flowers or ivy through the bars of the cage.

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