Monday, May 28, 2012

How to make a miniature bird cage from bottlecaps and wire + Free Video and Instructiosn


Packrat am I - self proclaimed Craftahaulic, Craft hoarder, Craft Junkie...yep that's me! 

My momma always taught me to be savvy and to make something for nothing!  

Bottlecap crafts seem to be hip and popular these days, combining that with making things in miniature and my love of birds, I came up with an easy way to make a little vintage style bird cage.

Wouldn't this be a cute place card holder for your next event?  Maybe a country themed wedding, tea party or just create one for someone special and place a little handwritten note or photo in side the heart

Upcycling junk that you would normally throw away is not only fun, it’s great for the environment to, keeping loads of unwanted objects out of landfills.  May we should start a "TRASHION" craze! 

 20 gauge annealed steel wire (from hardware store) 
26 gauge wire black
 Wooden block
 Permanent marker - black
 Needle tool or nail
 Wire cutters

 Miscellaneous beads and broken jewelry bits 
Bird charm
 Duct tape
 Glitter glue 

 Color bottlecap black with permanent marker

 Punch eight holes with a hammer and needle tool, evenly spaced into bottle cap. Start with 12 O’clock position, then punch a hole directly opposite at 6, 3 and 9 then 2, 4, 8 and 10. Use a wooden block to protect your work surface


 Cut 4 pieces of annealed wire approximately 2 ½ to 3” long. Bend into a U shape

At the 12 o’clock position insert the end of the wire. Bend end of wire under bottle cap. Place opposite end into the 6 o’clock position and bend wire to secure. Repeat this with remaining wires


 Cut a piece of 26 gauge black wire to 4”. Wrap around top, securing the wires at the top.  

 Add floral moss and flower, beads, charms and additional wire embellishments as desired.

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1 comment:

Marigold said...

Thank you.............I will have to save my bottle caps form my IBC Root Beer Sodas.

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