I really really fell in love with these cute birdcages I found. They are designed for outdoor decor ( I think this one is supposed to have a plant put inside it) but I thought it would be super cute hanging in my living room. And if I was going to have it in my living room then why not make it useful? Right?
So I made it into a lamp! A cute birdie lamp!
Here’s my DIY Lighting Project:
First, to make a birdcage lamp, you need to find a birdcage. The one I picked was under $20 and had a hanging hook already in place.
This is a hanging one specifically and includes the chain, electrical assembly and cord. It was also under $20 and I bought it at a big box hardware store in the lighting section.
Then grab some light gauge floral wire and twist a loop into it.
You’ll need the free ends to be long enough to span across the top of your cage.
attach the wire across the top of your cage. It’s not complicated, but you want the loop to be in the center.
This is what you’ll hang your light bulb off of.
Once you have that in place then open up one of the chain links just above the light bulb and hang it on the loop.
Close up your chain link. Your light kit is now affixed to your cage.
I know this is DIY Lighting 101, but I didn’t like the look of the bare bulb so I made a diffuser out of some craft paper. I just lined the cage with it. Hang it from the ceiling and add a ribbon to the pull chain so it’s long enough to reach and you’re all done! I also found some tulle and wrapped it around the cord and chain at the top of the cage to make it feel less heavy. You can do as you see fit in that department.
Here it is without the diffuser…cute no?