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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Cage a Crow…

Earlier this spring I picked up a 016bunch of this fence wiring thinking that over time, I could make different items with them…So far, it has just been bird cages! Remember this craft I did – Bird on a Perch?  I thought it would be fun to take more of the fence and Cage a Crow!  I first took the wire and bent it to the right shape! Wrapping the pointy ends toward the middle and shaping the wire to close at the top! I then spray painted the entire “cage” black.

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While waiting for it to dry I went out into the back yard and found a fabulous branch from my Snowball tree out front.  Snipped off what I needed of the the branch.

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I used some black ribbon that I already had and tied it onto the branch to form a “perch”.  I found the crows for next to nothing at Ben Franklin…they already had wires on them so they were easy to attach to the perch.  Added a glitter spider for fun…

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Made some festive tags to attach…(click on the photo to see a larger view)…

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I made three Cages & think they turned out pretty cute! black & white cage sits on my new buffet in the master…

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…the “Spooky Crow in a Cage” sits in the great room;

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& the “Happy Halloween” will make a fabulous handmade gift for someone extra special!!!

 

 

 

 

 


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19 comments:

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That's a very creative spin on the wire birdcage. Cool!

Pamela said...

That is a super cute and inexpensive idea!!

June said...

Tracie this is genius! This would be so cute in so many places around the house or even out hanging in the trees. I love how you found use for the edging fence.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

How adorable! I really love this idea. I love the sign, it's super cute!

~Shanon

Ginger Zuck said...

Very cool and creative. Love it!

jeanetteann said...

Very creative and spooky. I think crows are not my favourite feathered creature, as they dig up my garden looking for worms and make a terrible mess. Good choice for Halloween though. x

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Very creative--my husband will want me to copy this for his display:)

Cindy said...

That looks like a very fun project! I love the crown and the spider, pretty spooky looking if you ask me.
Hugs, Cindy

Gatsbys Gardens said...

What a great idea Tracie!

The kids will love this for Halloween.

Eileen

Kathy said...

I love the cage, great idea.
I took the easy way out and sprayed a birdcage black. I love yours it would look perfect in my front yard. Kathy

michele said...

that is totally cool. which makes you the queen of cool. soak it up!

michele

Julie Marie said...

Hi Tracie... miss you!... these are just the cutest little things ever!!! I have crows all over my house for Halloween... yours look so sweet!... xoxo Julie Marie

Kathy said...

Hello Tracie! This looks fantastic! Very creative! I enjoyed my visit - thank you for sharing this with A Return to Loveliness!
God Bless,
Kathy

Michele @ {Primp} said...

very cool & unique!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love this Tracie- what a spooky but cute idea! Thanks for linking up at FNF :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

OMGoodness, Tracie. This is so, so cute!!! *love it*

Honey at 2805 said...

You are a master at creating wire cages! This is a super cute and creative idea!

Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!

ReFresh ReStyle said...

I love your crow cage, great idea!
Debbie

Chris said...

Hi Tracie, your cages are so cute, especially with the black crow for halloween. Good work. I found and am now following you through My Romantic Home and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris