Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Birdcage and a Cloche

I went to the DI today (again...) and found some great stuff. Among that stuff was items to make a cloche, more bird bowl tower stuff (I need to wait for the glue to dry before I can do anything :0/) and a birdcage that was screaming for help.

Do you know what a cloche is? Well, if you don't know, just scroll down...

First I got my ingredients... a cloche, plate, and a pedestal. After gluing the pedestal to the plate, find things to display under the cloche. I put some moss and eggs under the glass cover. I added a bird on the outside to give it a kick.

What do you think?

This is the birdcage that was screaming for help. I took the innards out and attempted to spray paint it brown but ran out of spray paint. It didn't turn out too well, but I will fix it. Somehow.

Any ideas on how to decorate this puppy?


Amanda said...

I would put a decorative solid bottom in the base of the cage, and then put 3 candles of different heights in it, then weave some ribbon or twine rope around the top and bottom and hang it outside or even inside. But...thats just me :)

Lissa said...

Oh that bird cage....I have had my eye out for one for months! Lucky you! And the cloche is awesome.

Andy Porter said...

What a gorgeous cloche! It's the perfect elegant Easter decoration!

Unknown said...

I have that same exact birdcage (from Joann's, mine's still off-white), and I've been pondering what to do with it as well. I used to have it hanging with a plant in it, now it's just empty. It doesn't look bad--just kind of boring!

I had a candle in it for a while, but one day when it was lit, my hubby pointed out that it wasn't a good idea b/c of the paint, unless I opened the lid while burning the candle.

N @ Cheap Like a Birdie said...

Oh, good find!