This birdcage started out life in the ASDA living store, dreaming of becoming a light-shade, when it was discovered by Elliot and I. We instantly fell in love, took it home to our apartment and I watched on as Elliot bravely stood upon a chair to adorn our living room light. Unfortunately it didn’t fit our unknown-to-us massive light fitting. Add the disappointment of that the fact we had foolishly cut the tag off in all our excitement. Not one to see it go to waste, I kept it aside for a fateful night of boredom, which struck me last night.
An ornamental bird cage (Obvs)
A needle with a large eye
How it was made
Step 1: Choose your paper. If you don’t have scrapbook paper, you could use newspaper, magazines or old book pages.
Step 2: Choose your design. I went for butterfly shapes, mixed with cut outs of vintage typewriters from my scrapbook paper.
Step 3: Cut them out, and use string to sew them together in a line. If you want it to be permanent you could glue them directly to the cage but I wanted to be able to change the design if I felt like it and eventually use the light-shade for its actual purpose!
Step 4: Wrap it around however you like!
I went super simple with this design but you could go mad! Add flowers, fairy lights, whatever you fancy.
Hope you enjoyed this DIY!