This DIY craft will have your garden friends turning their heads for
a second look.
Be on the look out for bird cages the next time you
stop at a local garage sale or flea market. With a little paint and some
nice flowers you can make an old bird cage beautiful!
You will need:
1. bird cage
2. small chain to hand the cage
3. spray paint to paint the bird cage (you pick the color)
4. sand paper to lightly sand the bird cage prior to spray painting if needed.
5. flowers or greenery of your choice
Once you have found a bird cage you like you will be well on your way to enjoying
the beautiful new addition to your garden with just a few easy steps. First you will need to
decide if you want to paint it or leave it the origional color. If you decide to paint you
will need to clean the bird cage and lightly sand it.
Next find a well ventelated area outside and spray paint the cage. Follow the directions on the can.
Allow the bird cage to dry and then prepare to plant your flowers inside the cage.
You can use the tray that came with the cage as long as you place holes in the bottom as
well as small rocks prior to adding your dirt and flowers. If the bottom of the cage does not have
a solid bottom you can use a flower pot or another container that fits. Once you have planted
your flowers you are ready to hang your new DIY garden craft.
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