DIY Vintage Birdcage Food Tent!

Cindy Richter
by Cindy Richter
4 Materials
1 Hour
I had a vintage birdcage for a while and decided to make a food tent. It turned out perfectly and is now the cutest piece on any table! Keep reading to make one for yourself.
I started by using some old screening material we had left over from another project. You'll want to make sure it's pliable. Unroll it and lay it out as flat as you can get it holding the corners down with rocks or something heavy if needed.
You can trace around the cage with a Sharpie marker but I just cut it out as close to the edge as possible. I made a total of 3 pieces for the pattern. The first is for the entire curved area. Second and third pieces were for the front and back.
Before "sewing" the mesh pieces together, I cut out several 3 inch pieces of floral wire. This is what I used to hold it to the birdcage. I folded the ends over and pulled it threw and twisted the edge. Don't worry about the floral wire being to long. It's easier to work with and you'll cut the ends off later on.
After you fit the mesh pieces inside the birdcage, you'll overlap the mesh pieces and start "sewing" it together with the cut floral wires. I placed them in each corner and worked my way around connecting the mesh to the cage. I connected it wherever I thought it would gap or not stay in place. I used about 15 wire pieces for the entire birdcage. Make sure the entire cage has secured mesh and there are no gaps in the screen. Remember its a food tent so you don't want even a small hole for bugs!
That's it! Super easy to do and look how cute that is! I love it. Turned out better than I thought it would. If you want to further details, click on the link to the blog and it will take you right to it. I can see lots of uses for this little cutie!
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