DIY Birdcage Bottle and Bird

DIY Birdcage Bottle & Bird

Whattya need?

  • X-Acto knife or utility knife
  • Hot glue gun
  • Large plastic bottle, like a two liter or juice bottle
  • Fabric strapping
  • Embroidery thread
  • Needle
  • Any fabric
  • Batting or any kind of stuffing, such as extra fabric, plastic bags, newspaper, etc.
  • Pins with colored heads, buttons, or other decorations

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How do I make the birdcage?

Step 1:  Use knife to cut the birdcage openings in an empty bottle.

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Step 2:  Cut fabric strapping to the size and width of the plastic areas remaining on the bottle.

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Step 3:  Apply strapping to plastic with hot glue.

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Step 4:  Use embroidery thread to decorate.

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Step 5:  Drill hole into the lid for hanging.

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How do I make the bird?

Step 1:  Cut bird body and wing shapes from fabric.

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Step 2:  Stitch bird body sides together using embroidery thread and needle, leaving a small opening that’s still big enough for the stuffing.

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Step 3:  Insert stuffing through open area in stitching, then stitch closed.

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Step 4:  Attach wings with needle and thread.

Step 5:  Decorate using pins to make eyes or sewing on buttons, fabric or other decorations.

Step 6:  Run string through the bottle top into the center of the bottle.

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Step 7:  Attach end of string to bird by stitching.

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Step 8:  Tie two strings together so that the bird hangs centered in the bottle.

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Step 9:  Hang.

Created by Dane Holweger

  • http://www.minivansandmomjeans.com Tesney

    Love the birdcage, now can you tell us about the wire crate/bedside table? I LOVE it!

  • http://www.aplacecalledjoy.blogspot.com lori jo

    loved this birdcage when i saw it in the catalog… my 4 year old daughter and i created our own version here:

    aplacecalledjoy.blogspot.com/2011/09/weekend-craft-birdcage.html

    thanks for the great things to try land of nod!!