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…
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…
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.
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.
And it doesn’t have to be perfectly flat/smooth!
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.
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!
A close-up shot. Isn’t he darling??
To display around the house, I shredded some newsprint, crumpled it up, and placed everything on a thrifted vintage saucer.
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!