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Kids Bedroom Decor: A Thrifty Little Birdcage

This little birdcage was found at my local thrift store. I knew it would be darling in my little niece’s bedroom, who’s nickname is “birdie”.

Here’s the Before & After. I always love a good before and after (don’t you?!)

To make the little paper birds, I used a Quickutz die cut along with American Crafts’ Blue Skies paper. The birds are stuck two together with a glue dot. The bird cage was sprayed outside (in a cardboard box) with Krylon Bahama Sea (Gloss) spray paint.

One more thing to keep an eye out at the thrift store: bird cages.

Kami Bigler is a regular contributor at Make and Takes. She’s the thrifty maven who runs the blog: no biggie – a montage of her three favorite creative outlets: crafting, cooking, and thrifting. Her interests include portrait and tabletop photography, paper crafts, decorating and experiencing the thrill of the thrift find. You can follow Kami on Twitter at @kamibigler.


  1. This is adorable! I’ve got an ugly birdcage that I’d love to use. I’m off to spray paint it – thanks to your inspiration!

  2. I picked up a birdcage from a Pottery Barn outlet a while back but didn’t know what to put in it. I love the idea of paper birds!

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