Planting flowers in a birdcage is a quick and easy DIY gardening project. This birdcage planter was repurposed from a parakeet cage found at a thrift store.
You know when you see something at an antique store and you CANNOT get it out of your mind? But the price is so pricey that you CANNOT pay that much for it and still call yourself the Queen Bee of all things thrifty?
That was me with this awesome chippy old birdcage I have been ogling at my local antique place. It was green and old and a little bit rusty and a little bit crusty.
And just about perfect. Except for the $49 price tag.
So imagine my surprise when I'm at a yard sale and the lady has 3 birdcages all lined up and ready to sell. I casually asked how much one of those "beat up old birdcages" were.
A buck. SOLD.
And I thought I'd start off with how I repurposed my $1 birdcage into a birdcage planter.
Luckily it came with a burnt out light bulb, some mouse droppings and a chewed on bird cuttlebone (I had to Google that because I had no idea what to call that nasty thing).
Lacey was fascinated with the cage. I think she thought a bird was still living in it.
After I Lysol-ed out the cage, I decided to spray paint it a vintage green color.
And planted some BRIGHT pink portulaca in it.
If that's not easy, I don't know what is!
It's not the hardest thrift store repurpose out there, but it sure did turn out cute.
And best of all, no birds where hurt in the process.
BTW, you will notice I took pictures of it setting on the deck and NOT hanging in a tree.
This birdcage's top and bottom are held together by tiny little plastic clips. I was afraid if I hung it up the weight of the dirt would bring it all crashing to the ground.
So for now, until I wire the top to the bottom, it will just set here looking all pink and girly.
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Well how cute is that!!! We call those dessert roses here and they are perfect as something I can't kill. Welcome to the Thrifty Style Team.
This is sooooo cute! You used one of my favorite summertime plants too.
A buck?! Get outta town?! This is seriously one of the cutest planter ideas I have seen, Pam! The portulaca was a perfect choice! Simply lovely, friend!
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
And that is why we go to garage sales...
Very cute project, and I love the video, too!
Kris @ Junk Chic Cottage
Super Cute Pam. Love this. Glad your graduation party was fun. I remember those days of planning the graduation parties for my girls. Fun but lots of work. You are so right it is like a small wedding! Have a great summer.
Looks awesome! Glad that you painted it.
the pink rally pops with the green.
M : )
Pam...I spray everything, but for some reason I don't think I would have ever thought of painting this! What a fabulous idea. I just love it! Pretty flowers, too~
This is a cute idea. I would have never thought of it. I really enjoyed your little video too!!!!
What a GREAT idea! I probably wouldn't have been able to get past the poop and other nasty stuff...but I'm glad you toughed it out because it looks amazing in that bright green with the flowers planted inside!
I have a few antique (?) bird cages. I wouldn't use those for this project, but I will look at these kinds of bird cages for this purpose. Portulaca reminds me of my grandma who planted them in her front garden. I miss her terribly. Thank you for the wonderful reminder.
I was hoping to see YOU in the video!!! Maybe next time!?!
I have admired your talent for some time now. And once again, you have inspired me with your creativity. I can't believe you only paid a dollar! Great find and lovely idea!
I look forward to working with you often.
super cute Pam. I love the cage turned planter. I never would have thought to do that. thanks for inspiring us.
So cute and a fantastic find for a buck! Love that you turned it into a planter.
how charming and sweet this birdcage planter is. really like the color.
Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
What an adorable planter!! We may have an old bird cage in the garage... 😉 Pinned! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Super pretty and love your back yard. The color of the flowers really make the bird cage pop!
This is so cute and I love it sitting there all pink and girlie!
Jenna at Wife in Progress
Pam, this is so fun! My new favorite thing is making planters out of unexpected items so this is right up my street!! Nicely done 🙂
FLORENCE @ VintageSouthernPicks
You really scored with the birdcage & great idea to make it into a planter! Like the green color too. Do you have the plants in there directly or are just the pots of plants in there? Whatever, it looks so nice. Pinned.
The plants are actually planted in there.
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Pam, I am just now getting around to visiting, and you've wowed me with your birdcage planter! Super cute! And I followed your YouTube channel!