Birdcages make interesting, beautiful centerpieces for weddings, holiday parties and everyday decor. They also act as conversation starters. Find elegant, decorative birdcages at antique stores, garage sales and online retailers. Choose a metal, bamboo or wicker birdcage; then add accessories to dress it up. For a large event, you can use all of one style of birdcage decorated uniformly, or feature many varieties of birdcages embellished with some common decoration themes. For a charity event, the centerpieces can be auctioned or made available to guests for a specific donation.
Plant & Floral Decorations
An empty bird isn't much to look, at so fill it with plants. Choose your favorite flowers -- whether roses, sunflowers or daisies; place them in a vase and put the vase in the cage. To add visual interest, use a variety of different flowers and different sized vases. You can also use ferns, vines and cacti in the birdcage. For lower maintenance and long lasting centerpieces, fill the birdcage with silk flowers or dried flowers. Or weave fake ivy through the bars of the cage.
Birdcages were meant for birds, so fill your birdcage centerpiece with artificial birds, found at craft stores and online retailers. Choose common birds such as robins, sparrows, cardinals or blue jays. Or go with a more exotic centerpiece and use artificial parakeets, parrots and cockatoos.
Artificial birds generally have positional feet, so attach the birds to the side of the cage. You could also use fishing line to hang birds inside so the cage so they look as if they are flying. Or place the birds in a fake nest inside the birdcage.
Turn your birdcage into a light and airy centerpiece by filling it with artificial butterflies, also found at craft stores and online retailers. Affix the butterflies to the side of the cage or use fishing line to suspend them in the air. Choose colorful butterflies such as orange and black monarchs, yellow sulphurs, black and blue swallowtails and orange and brown metalmarks.
You often see fruit in a bowl as a table centerpiece. Update this classic centerpiece by placing the fruit in a birdcage. Choose just one fruit such, as lemons or limes, and fill the birdcage completely with them, or just build an attractive mound. Or place an assortment of fresh fruit in the cage, such as grapes, bananas, oranges, apples and pineapples. If you're worried about the fruit going bad , use fake fruit instead.
Give your birdcage centerpiece a romantic glow by putting candles inside it. Use tea candles for smaller cages. For a more dramatic look, use pillar candles or varying heights. Add a mirror to the bottom of the cage to help reflect the candlelight at night. If you're using a birdcage made of wood, either don't light the candles or use battery-operated candles.
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