We bought these vintage bird cages this week – they have a certain charm and upcycling potential. Does a group of bird cages have a collective noun? Not sure. They were originally intended for showing canaries – a collection of canaries is known as an “opera” - how lovely!
So how about those ideas for recycling/upcyling/repurposing from you crafty lot out there?
We quite like the original shabby look, but they could also be spray painted in gold, bronze or sugar-coated almond colours; the wires could be wrapped in floral fabric or ribbon; perhaps convert them into pendant lampshades; put tea lights in; display felted or other crafted birds inside; bird feeder maybe; grow a small plant in it.
They’re quite nicely made from wood & metal – with turned detailing and little drawers for food. They can be used indoors or hung from a tree in the garden or patio. Endless possibilities!