Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Wednesday Extra - Potpourri Birdcage by Irini

Altered birdcages are becoming more and more popular.  Let your creative imagination take flight with this stunning project by Irini.

Using Tim Holtz dies, cut a bird and birdcage shapes from chipboard.

Cover die cuts with gesso to brighten the chipboard and prepare the surface for mist.  Irini created a beautiful effect by layering Maya Road buttermilk cream, Maya Road turquoise metallic, Adirondack Colourwash in Stream, and Studio Calico Mr Huey white.  To each piece she added a layer of Tim Holtz' clear distress crackle paint.
Build a base for the birdcage from chipboard and color it like the die cut pieces.
Add a hinge to create a door and assemble your cage.
Before adding trims, Irini highly suggests coating the birdcage with Mod Podge.  Once dry, add your potpourri (or in Irini's case, Whittard of Chelsea "Very, Very Berry" Caffeine Free Fruit Infusion) and perch your pretty little bird.

Thank you for sharing, Irini!  Do you love birdcages? Have you altered one?  Feel free to let us know in the comments.  Thank you for stopping by today!


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhh this is AMAZING Irini! I loveeeeeeeeeee it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Absolutely stunning Irini.. so creative!! :)

  3. irini you cage is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!you are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. I will definitely be trying this one myself! Gorgeous!!!

  5. This definitely has the wow factor Irini - Totally amazing! xx

  6. Irini this is so gorgeous just love those little pom poms on the end.


  7. yes! I have this die and the idea is simply genius!!!

  8. OMG....just the PERFECT idea!!!! Irini you ROCK girl! This is SO clever!!! Bravo!!!!


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