How to make a planter from a birdcage

Instead of using plain, dull pots to house your indoor plants, why not tailor-make one to add a touch of style and whimsy? The customizable ribbon and plants can add color and depth and tie together a room or garden patio.
While this planter would look lovely both inside and outside, it would also be a charming centerpiece or decoration for a party or shower. It is so simple to create that you could make enough to adorn tables at an event. Vary the style and color of ribbon and the types of plants to create a look you love.
Advertisement
To make the most of the planter, aim to have three different plants. Leafy foliage spilling over the top, such as a maidenhair fern, brings drama and height. A bright, pink-leafed coleus or a polka-dot plant brings bright color, and low succulents round out the bottom layer. Like the ribbon, the choice of plants is yours; choose plants that you love and fit with your decor.
Materials
- Decorative wire birdcage
- Wood or cardboard base, same diameter as the birdcage
- Ribbon
- Scissors
- Dried moss
- Potting soil
- Approximately 3 plants
- Artificial birds
DIY Everywhere
Instructions
1. Place the wood or cardboard base inside the birdcage, resting it securely against the bottom of the cage.
2. Weave the ribbon through the spires of the cage, keeping it low down toward the base. When the ribbon has circumscribed the cage, tie the ends together in a bow, snipping the edges to finish it.
3. Line the perimeter of the inside base with dried moss, creating a barrier against the spires of the cage.
4. Fill the center created by the moss with the potting soil. Both the moss and the soil should be behind the "wall" created by the ribbon.
5. Add the plants to the soil, adding more soil and moss as needed to support the plants.
6. Adorn the cage and plants with the artificial birds.
Advertisement
7. Display your beautiful, living art.
Resources DIY Everywhere

Never throw away your old coffee filters again! We've rounded up some fun and creative ways to transform them into something new!
March 22   ·  
Advertisement
A little paint and hot glue go a long way to transform a clothespin into a gorgeous candle holder. Customize clothespins with eye-catching hues and floral accents to create a charming glow.
March 22   ·  
Is your jewelry in desperate need of some organization? This is for you!
March 21   ·  
Magic takes place in the kitchen. Families gather around the dinner table to enjoy the delicacies created there. Sometimes, though, creating the magic becomes very difficult when trying to locate utensils that are hidden in the backs of drawers...
March 19   ·  
Getting a tree stump removed can be costly. Why bother when it can be used like this instead?
March 15   ·  
If the thought of getting a backyard ready for warm weather seems overwhelming, take a look at these easy upgrades.
March 11   ·  
 
Recommended
Advertisement