Decorating with Birdcages – 12 Creative Ideas for Everyday Use

With their interesting shapes and ornate details, birdcages are no longer just for birds.  Whether they are made of wood or metal, painted or even rusted, these stylish cages instantly create a display and can showcase anything from plants to books to nests.  Vintage cages tend to be more decorative and visually interesting than today’s mass-produced pet store cages and so are typically the style of cage most often used for decorating.   You can also find many reproductions that mimic the style and details of a vintage cage, but are not an actual, working birdcage.

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Here’s a look at 12 creative and inspiring ways to use a birdcage in your home!


1. Indoor Plants

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2. Flowers

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3. Candles

Birdcage with Candles Birdcage with Candles2



4. Books

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5. Centerpieces

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6. Dishes

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7. Lighting

Birdcage Chandelier

Birdcage Light



8. Holidays

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9. Outdoor Garden

Birdcage Garden Decor

Birdcages as Tree Decorations

Birdcage in Garden


10. Bird Themed

Birdcage with Nest

Birdcage with Eggs



11. Letters/Pictures

Birdcage with Letters



12. Display Shelves

Birdcage as Shelves




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8 comments on Decorating with Birdcages – 12 Creative Ideas for Everyday Use

  1. Karen
    April 18, 2013 at 10:10 AM (2 years ago)

    Wow, I had never even thought of most of these uses. I especially love the bird cage with books, and the adorable one for the holidays. What a great post!

    • Tidbits&Twine
      April 18, 2013 at 10:33 AM (2 years ago)

      Hi Karen – I’m so glad you liked the post! I also love the idea of storing books in a birdcage and actually have one filled with vintage books on my coffee table!

  2. Lynn
    December 30, 2013 at 6:01 AM (1 year ago)

    Do you know where I can get the small bird cages? I love the Christmas ideas! Thank you.

  3. Joy
    July 20, 2014 at 6:09 AM (7 months ago)

    Too funny- one of those is mine! :)

    • Tidbits&Twine
      July 24, 2014 at 7:20 AM (7 months ago)

      Hi Joy! Which one? Please let me know so I can include a source link.

  4. Angie @ Knick of Time
    August 26, 2014 at 8:45 PM (6 months ago)

    Please ad a link back to It’s the 2nd photo with books (bottom photo with clock inside).
    Thank you,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

    • Tidbits&Twine
      August 27, 2014 at 6:48 AM (6 months ago)

      Hi Angie – Done! Thank you so much for letting me know so that I could properly credit you. :)


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