Industrial Light Cover Bird Cage

Industrial Light Cover Bird Cage

Do ya’ll remember when I made my Light Cage Luminaria during the holidays last year? Well, I’m about to repurpose an already repurposed project…

DIY Christmas luminaria by repurposing vintage industrial light cage with antique sheet music by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

As Christmas drifted away in my rearview mirror, I began to look at those industrial light covers in a different way. I had picked up a new one during one of my junkin’ adventures and couldn’t help but notice that it almost looked like a bird cage…

Vintage industrial light cage cover to be repurposed into DIY birdcage decor for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

For the industrious bird…

So of COURSE I had to try my hand at giving these light covers a Springtime-makeover! And since my luminaria project was non-permanent, I simply removed the coil of sheet music, and let my light covers go to the birds! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Vintage industrial light cage cover to be repurposed into DIY birdcage decor for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Gettin’ Springy with it…

I took a very basic approach to converting these to bird cages by simply creating a swinging “perch”. To do so, I started off with heavy gauge jewelry wire, creating a flat edge for the bird to sit upon. I then took the ends of the wire and bent them over to create hooks.

Vintage industrial light cage cover to be repurposed into DIY birdcage decor for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Pretty simple stuff…

And it doesn’t have to be perfectly flat/smooth!

After I was satisfied with the perch shape, I took a small scrap of brown craft paper (I always have plenty on hand for wrapping shipping boxes for my Etsy Shop), and coiled it tightly.

Vintage industrial light cage cover to be repurposed into DIY birdcage decor for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Perch paper!

Using a hot glue gun, I dabbed a little glue on the perch bottom, wrapped the brown paper coil around it, and dabbed more hot glue at the paper edge to finish it off.

Vintage industrial light cage cover to be repurposed into DIY birdcage decor for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Like…so basic and easy.

Keeping my glue gun handy, I then attached a little “mushroom bird” to the perch, and then carefully hung the perch from the top of the light cage!

Vintage industrial light cage cover to be repurposed into DIY birdcage decor for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Isn’t he the cutest?

A close-up shot. Isn’t he darling??

Vintage industrial light cage cover to be repurposed into DIY birdcage decor for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Hey there, little guy!

To display around the house, I shredded some newsprint, crumpled it up, and placed everything on a thrifted vintage saucer.

Vintage industrial light cage cover to be repurposed into DIY birdcage decor for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ta-da!!

Vintage industrial light cage cover to be repurposed into DIY birdcage decor for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Re-repurposing for any season- love it!

I was originally going to use sheet music, but decided that the newsprint was more accurate for a bird cage. At least, that’s what my grandmother used to line her finch cages back when I was a tot. But sheet music, raffia, or anything similar would work just fine!

See, easy as pie! Now, off to convert all of my other light cages into spring-y décor!

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. What a darling idea! I have so many little bird figurines sitting around–they would love to have a home like this. 🙂

  2. Oh MY GOODNESS this is stinking adorable!! I would love for you to hop over and join the party and share these!!! I am loving bird cages at the moment and I would love to have your brilliant creative mind around!
    Hope to see you 🙂
    Jess

  3. Very cool idea. I would love to do this!

  4. How cute is that! That’s just so adorable, and so simple. Industrial light cover and a pretty plate. Very clever! Going to have to keep an eye out for a light cover. Sharing!

  5. Hey, it’s you again!! Love when I stumble on the same ones over and over again! It means you rock, right? this is way cute!!

  6. These are simply one of the most adorable crafts I’ve seen! Way to think outside of the box!

  7. Eek! So cute! I have one just hanging around waiting for inspiration… I think I just found my inspiration!

    Tania

  8. tweeting adorable

  9. You’re so creative, Sarah! This turned out really cute!

  10. This is so adorable and such a clever idea. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party. I’ll be sharing on Facebook tonight too:-)

  11. You are so creative! I absolutely love this creation! Thank you so much for sharing this on Making Memories Mondays! 🙂
    Cathy

  12. This is adorable! What a clever redo- am now on the lookout for these light covers 🙂

  13. Wow, you are a visionary, what an adorable project!! Love birdie crafts!! Have a great week! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  14. This is such a cute upcycle!

  15. Popping over from Totally Terrific Tuesday =) that is super sweet! I think I have the plates that you have your cage on… Be sure to share your recipes, crafts, upcycles & DIYs at Two Uses Tuesday (Mon 8pm EST to Fri 11pm EST) over at Sarah Celebrates if you don’t already!

  16. ashandcrafts says:

    Hi there! Stopping by from Making Memories Monday. This is so cute! You’re so creative!

  17. Jann Olson says:

    Hi, saw you featured at the Vintage Inspiration party. Love this idea! Very creative. I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. It’s about sharing the things that make you happy. I’d love it if you shared some time. It goes live Weds. at 4 MST.
    hugs,
    Jann

  18. Oh I just LOVE these!!! How creative!! Awesome work!

  19. This is so awesome…I love it! What a clever idea, and it’s perfect for Spring! Thanks for sharing it at Totally Terrific Tuesday! #TTTParty!

  20. Georgina says:

    Very sweet, cute and so adorable!!! Love them, brilliant idea!!!

  21. The Domestic Heart says:

    Hi Sarah! These are so adorable! Such a cute idea! I am featuring your bird cages at On Display Thursday this week! Be sure to stop by and check it out. And thanks so much for linking up at On Display Thursday!

  22. This is adorable. I am tempted to take my shop light apart.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Hahaha!!! I’m not sure I should encourage that, but I can understand why you might be giving it a little side eye with consideration. 😉

  23. OMG, this is amazing. Wow, I love it. You are so creative.
    Hugs,
    Bev

  24. I love these! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY link up!

  25. Seriously girl, only you would look at a light cage and see a bird house! Absolutely adorable idea. Pinned and sharing

  26. So beautiful! It’s amazing how you can look at something a thousand times and then one day you see it completely differently with new possibilities! I love this. Thank you so much for sharing with us at My Busy Beehive’s #beeparty this week. Pinned!

  27. Not only are you creative you’re very funny! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us each week at Celebrate Your Story. Happy Easter!

  28. SO incredibly adorable! Thank you for sharing!

  29. Such a cute idea Sarah!

  30. These are darling! What a clever idea. Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week!

  31. Fonda Rush says:

    So sweet! Now, I’ll be looking for industrial grungy light covers!

  32. So cleaver! Great touch with the shredded paper on the bottom of the cage! Thanks for sharing on Funtastic Friday!

  33. acraftymix says:

    Such a funtabulously gorgeous idea Sarah. I love the way you made the perch and saw the potential in the light fitting. Super creative

  34. So adorable and creative.. You never cease to amaze me. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.

  35. reinventedkb says:

    That is very clever. It turned out absolutely adorable.
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

  36. This is absolutely genius Sarah! 🙂

    I’d like to invite you to share this at the brand-new Farmhouse Friday link party which kicks off this Friday at 6:00 am PST! I am giving away a $50 Amazon gift certificate to celebrate, and I will also share your linkup on DIY Farmhouse Style Facebook group where I admin, which at this writing has over 130k members! 🙂

    Hope to see you on Friday!

    Michelle
    The Painted Hinge
    http://www.thepaintedhinge.com

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Michelle!! Thank you so much for the invite and I’m adding the party to my linky calendar right now! Your FB group sounds great, too- I’m always looking for repurpose/upcycle projects to share on social media. Would you allow me to join? (If not, no worries- I know FB groups can get overcrowded) Thank you so much!

  37. Seriously? I totally need to find a little tweeting bird toy and make this for my CATS! haha This is crazy adorable!

    I’ve featured you in this weekend’s DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 375. Thanks for linking up! 🙂

  38. Such a cute idea! I’ll have to start looking for some of those!

  39. This is simply genius! 🙂 Thank you for linking it up at the Farmhouse Friday link party! Pinned and shared! 🙂

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