DIY Wedding Birdcage

 
wedding birdcage

Catching some love notes for the love birds with my DIY Love Note Birdcage. Vintage birdcages are so beautiful on their own, but add some flowers into the mix and they are really gorgeous. I wanted to deconstruct the typical wedding guestbook and utilize the pretty birdcage as a place for notes to the couple. With that being said, instead of simply adding flowers to it (which would definitely be fitting), I thought that using the addition of paper to play up the “notes” would be a cool way to tie it all together.

Paper flowers are very simple but can be time consuming if you need to make a bunch. I troubleshooted the entire thing for you, hot gluing my fingertips like crazy.

Materials 

  • Decorative Bird Cage

  • Spray paint

  • Scissors

  • Paper lace doilies

  • Scrapbook paper

  • Glue

  • Ribbons or other decorative embellishments

  • Note cards

  • Colored pens



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DIRECTIONS

FOR CAGE:
1. Stack two dollies over each other 
2. Use the scissors to cut the doily into a spiral all the way to the center of the circle 
3. While you are cutting, move the scissors up and down to cut a wavy line instead of a straight line 
4. Starting from the outside of the doily (where you initially starting cutting) start rolling the doily over itself; this is similar to creating a cone shape because you want the inside to become lower and the outside layers to be higher 
5. Add some hot glue as you roll to ensure the flower will not come apart 
6. Continue until the flower is created

FOR COLORED PAPER FLOWERS:

1. Cut the paper into a circle 
2. Using scissors, cut the paper into a spiral to the center of the circle 
3. While cutting, move the scissors up and down to cut a wavy instead of a straight line 
4. Starting from the outside of the circle (where you initially starting cutting) roll the paper over itself; (similar to making a cone shape, keeping inside lower and the outside layers higher 
5. Add a daub of hot glue as you roll, to hold flower together 
6. Continue until the flower is created

NOTE CARDS:

7. Create note cards in any shape you like and display with colored pens

TIP: Use two doilies to add extra depth 
TIP: For extra color, lightly spray paint the tips of the flowers
TIP: For a flowery effect, cut a wavy instead of a straight line 
TIP: Pinking shears can be used for a wavy line

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