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Beautiful Birdcage T-Shirt Craft

By: Claire Armstrong
Beautiful Birdcage T-Shirt Craft
Beautiful Birdcage T-Shirt Craft
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In the Designer's Words: "Transform an old shirt and wire coat hangers into these gorgeous fabric birdcages. Lovely easy craft, they make a great home decoration and gift. These are so easy to make cost almost nothing and can be personalised by using a favourite old shirt.  They make for a lovely spring decoration."
Using recycled crafts and upcycled home décor ideas is a fabulous and fun way to add some dimension and interest to your space. While plastic jug organizers and wine bottle crafts will always have a place in our hearts, recycled art projects that use materials in a brand new way will always top the list. If you are looking to really dress your home décor to impress, consider creating this funky and eclectic Beautiful Birdcage T-Shirt Craft! These t-shirt crafts are created using old tees, wire hangers, Mod Podge, and an old dish or cardboard.
This adorable piece of DIY home décor is perfect for those who long for a pet, but just do not have the time. Create this DIY craft, find a faux bird you adore, and hang your tweet-free friend up anywhere in your home. This project would look especially cute in a nursery or front porch, too! 

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsFabric, Recycled Materials

Primary TechniqueGreen Crafting



Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • 2 Wire coat hangers
  • Fabric scraps or old shirt
  • Duct tape, glue and pliers
  • Old small flan dish or round piece of cardboard


  1. Cut your coat hangers and bend to make into a rectangular shape. Fix with duct tape.

  2. Cut the hook off one coat hanger and slot them together to form a cross. Secure with duct tape.

  3. Using glue cover all the wire with strips of fabric.

  4. Cover the round base with fabric and glue to the frame.

  5. Make a swing out of twig and twine then just add bird.

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If you were to make this project, what kind of bird would you put in this faux birdcage? An owl? A parrot? 

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Oh this looks like a fun craft to do with my 11 year old. What kind of glue would be recommended for this? Woild hot glue work? Also does the width of the fabric strips matter? I cant wait to try this thanks


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