I have a few Spring craft projects to share with you in the coming days and here is the first one! Years ago, I used a birthday gift card to Pier 1 and got this neat birdcage:
I used to have a plant in it and have had a hard time keeping a plant alive where it has been hanging. So, it is time to reuse it into something else! Spring time definitely came to mind, but the dark green color wasn't working in my mind for Spring. So, I painted it. I mixed some paint left from this with some paint in Emily's craft cabinet and came up with this:
Now it looked too new - I wanted to age it, so used some beige craft paint left from this. I rubbed the paint on with steel wool to age the overall cage. Next, I wanted to make a nest for the inside. I had some grapevine covered wire (floral department) and twisted it into a nest:
I filled this with some craft moss and these lovely eggs my Mom gave me last year for my birthday. (Note: the eggs came from here.) You'll see some more of these eggs in another project. I finished all of it off by covering it with a glass bell jar adorned with some cute aqua ric rac and chocolate polka dot ribbon! Here is the finished product:
Note: I found another birdcage a thrift store last year which is still awaiting its makeover. It was only $3 so keep your eyes open!