You're likely aware that succulents are cute in anything, but these miniature succulent bird cages are to die for! Find out how to make your own!
I always love finding new containers to plant succulents in. I filled a large birdcage with succulents a while ago. While it was fun, it was also a lot of work. While I was out shopping I came across these miniature birdcages and thought they would make a quick and fun succulent project so I got three!
If you want to make your own miniature birdcages, here is what you'll need:
- Succulents (I used Golden Sedum, Donkey's Tail, Calico Kitten, California Sunset, and Thimble Cactus)
- Miniature Bird Cages (see below)
- Sphagnum moss
- Optional: Floral glue
- Optional: Succulent soil
I found my bird cages at Michael's, but if you'd like to order online I found a set of two on Etsy that is similar. Hobby Lobby also carries some small bird cages.
Look for something that opens up from the top so it's easy to put succulents in. It was also nice that the bars were far enough apart I could have the Calico Kitten succulent hang over the edge of the bird cage.
Start by soaking your sphagnum moss with water. Take a small handful and place it on the bottom of the birdcage. If you want to make sure it stays put, use some floral glue to adhere it to the birdcage. If your birdcage is fairly deep, you may want to create a deeper pile of moss and add your succulent soil to it. This will help the succulents last much longer without needing to be replanted.
Once the moss is in place, add your succulents!
I decided to add one more succulent to fill the bird cage more. Close the lid once you have them all arranged and you're done!
Here's how it turned out:
While I love how they look individually, the grouping is so much more fun! You can hang these out in the garden or use them as a centerpiece for a table. I used twine to hang these in my Aunt's garden. She has a gorgeous space full of plants and also loves birds and birdcages so I thought these would be a nice gift for her.
I'm really happy with how these little guys turned out and they were super easy to make! So, if you're looking for a quick project that looks amazing, give these a try!
If these aren't quite your style, there are dozens of other fun succulent projects you can try out. It just takes a little creativity and a few supplies, but succulents are fantastic plants to use for DIY projects of all kinds.
This article originally appeared on Succulents and Sunshine.