Sharon Clyatt
by Sharon Clyatt
any Ideas what to put in the cages that will be hung above the sofa?
birdcages, home decor
  24 answers
  • Sharon Clyatt Sharon Clyatt on Aug 28, 2013
    sorry that so blurry but anyways its a Bird cage,just needs some ideas and no live plants :)

  • Alexandra Arena Alexandra Arena on Aug 28, 2013
    I'd fill it up with green apples (or faux green apples if you don't want to waste food!) :)

  • Sia@South 47th Sia@South 47th on Aug 28, 2013
    @Sharon Clyatt You could always fill it with glass ornaments to match your decor and change them out for the holidays. Or wicker balls, if that suits your decor. Quick, easy and frugal ;)

  • Carole Carole on Aug 28, 2013
    I have a papier mache bird in my birdcage. I bought a cheap cage from the reject store, spray painted it white, added a forked twig in the cage for a perch and popped a colourful papier mache bird that I already had (bought about 6 of them in different colours from an airport shop whilst on holiday one time) into the cage -hanging from some fishing line so that it looks like the bird is perched on the twig. You could also fill it up with cones from the garden or seed pods or whatever natural things you can find. For winter or Xmas spray paint some pine cones and pop them in the cages??

  • Carole Carole on Aug 28, 2013
    Another thought is to thread some white or coloured fairy lights through the cages??

  • Sharon Clyatt Sharon Clyatt on Aug 29, 2013
    Wow ,all of you have great ideas :) I'm still playing around with the cage,right now I have some silk ivy but it look like it's too much IDK I guess keep sending ideas in and I'll fool around with until I get to what I want .Thanks Friends of Hometalk :)

  • Sybil Blanton Sybil Blanton on Aug 30, 2013
    I thought I would give you some suggestions so I googled how to and oh my gosh, you will not believe the suggestions. Now I am on a hunt for a bird cage. You will love this site. Good luck.

  • Kathleen Kathleen on Aug 30, 2013
    i think it looks great all by itself

  • Pam Pam on Aug 30, 2013
    I have candles in my birdcage. I several sizes and I found a small flower candle and I put it in the middle of the largest candle where the wick is, hope that gives some help.

  • The Homely Fowl The Homely Fowl on Aug 30, 2013
    I have a beautiful decorative birdcage sitting in my big picture windowsill surrounded by my hand-painted birdhouses and some greenery. I have a large antique looking cross placed inside of it. It's simple and understated. Don't place too much inside of it -- you will take away from it's beauty but you want something eye catching as well.

  • Niki Hart Niki Hart on Aug 30, 2013
    I have two bird cages on my living room wall, and they contain 3 small books, some thrift store book ends, and a little silk ivy trailing down....

  • Tania Pelletier Tania Pelletier on Aug 30, 2013
    Oh! I would add lighting kits so they are like a chandelier since they are hanging above the couch.

  • Heather Heather on Aug 30, 2013
    I have seen them with the flameless candles in assorted heights sitting on old books and dried greenery......very cute!

  • Pat Pat on Aug 30, 2013
    I have a pillar candle in my bird cage surrounded by ivy. In another (since I collect angels), I have an angel surrounded by ivy. I have had artifical grapes and ivy along with a candle. Lots of ways to decorate a bird cage.

  • Sharon Clyatt Sharon Clyatt on Aug 30, 2013
    Help answer this you have pics To show off?

  • Debbie Stanley Debbie Stanley on Aug 30, 2013
    In my bird cages, I have placed figurines, branches, flowers, birds, balls of moss, birds nests, candles, but these are my passions. What are yours? Obviously, this is going to showcase whatever is inside. What do you love? What will make you, Sharon, smile each time you look at it? That is my advice.

  • Patstroudgorely Patstroudgorely on Aug 30, 2013
    Why not a few branches, greenery, with a realistic nest and feathery bird? I believe there's an old saying that a bird's nest is a welcoming sign, or good luck. Either way, you couldn't go wrong! I would go for the most authentic artificial one.

  • Sharon Clyatt Sharon Clyatt on Aug 30, 2013
    /Help answer this question...makes perfect sense to me not to overload the cage,thanks for the tip :-)

  • Sharon Clyatt Sharon Clyatt on Aug 30, 2013
    I'm fine with all the suggestions Thanks a million for time & suggestions that was given to me. Sharon

  • Marci N Marci N on Aug 30, 2013
    I've seen these filled with fairy lights and crystals hanging from the bottom. Or filled with candles. You could have lots of fun with this.

  • Anita Wenzel Anita Wenzel on Aug 30, 2013
    flameless candles w/timers.

  • Dona Dona on Aug 30, 2013
    I have an antique birdcage on a stand and have a potted plant (ivy) in it with a small artificial bird perched on the top of the ring that holds the cage. Very cute!

  • Wynne Wynne on Aug 30, 2013
    The prettiest birdcages i've seen were hanging in my friends garden, some with sedums and succulents and some with flowers. Very pretty

  • Therese C Therese C on Aug 30, 2013
    I took 2 new birdfeeders, you could do the same with cages, and placed about 3/4 inch of white sand in the bottom and placed real candles in them in 3 different heights. The sand will catch the wax and there is not threat of a fire with the sand. They turned out very pretty and I had them hung in my living room for quite some time. They worked very well outside too.