Tiny Bird Cages

I had two bottle caps left over from my Christmas ornaments and I couldn’t throw them away.

I decided to make some tiny bird cages with them.

The caps were painted with white acrylic and dried grape stems (of course!) were glued inside the caps.

I made tiny birds out of pink Sculpey and set them in the tiny trees.

These are the tiniest birds I’ve ever made, only about a quarter of an inch long.

The bird was glued into the tree with a dab of hot glue.

The wire is 18 gauge–I like it because it’s easy to bend back and forth and break off without using wire cutters.

Instead of trying to create a traditional looking cage, I snipped some off and let it retain it’s spiral shape.

One end of the spiral was fitted around the cap and glued on with Gorilla Glue.

I tapered the spirals and made a hook at the top.

Cotton was stuffed down into the cap and baby pink yarn was wrapped around it.

I tied on pink ribbon and hung a silver heart from the top.

Valentine’s Day is only 3 weeks away!

We’ve been busy making ornaments for our Valentine’s tree using only craft scraps and stuff around the house.  I hope you’ll come back and see it.

Have a great week!




  1. Aww… how sweet and adorable! 🙂

  2. How cute, creative and so small!! Love them!

  3. If I am ever on a deserted island well I want you with me! Not only would be be able to build a boat but it would be lovely and charming at the same time!

  4. Melanie Keel

    So sweet, so cute. Just like you, imagine that!! Love you sweet girl!!

  5. Scarlett your work is always incredible!!!
    I love it very much!

  6. What a great idea, Scarlett! These are so sweet. Love ’em!

  7. That is so sweet! I’m gonna have to agree with Sandi… the boat would be the prettiest on the water! I have my white branches still out waiting for some new Valentines ornies, I’m going to show these to the kids, we need a good project to do together!

  8. This is a cute little Valentien ornament! I love that you spiralled the wire. It gives it a bit of whimsy. Very clever and creative!

  9. It’s so pretty. 🙂

  10. The heart really sets it off! Kind of like “home is where the heart is”. Very sweet, can’t wait to see your Valentine tree.

  11. Very sweet and pretty! 🙂 I have never heard of a Valentines Tree before!? But I am looking forward to see yours! 🙂

  12. Adorable! I love all of these neat idea you always have!

  13. Brilliant! Your ideas and photography pull the heart strings. ~s

  14. You’re pretty amazing, you know that? What a sweet cage. And the wee little bird is the sweetest! I’ll never look at another bottle cap the same Scarlett 🙂 How’s the kiddos? I hope everyone is doing well – thinking of you!

    Off to start packing up the Garage – that must be the worst part of moving! So many boxes full of 1980’s stuff we can’t seem to throw away! lol
    Talk to you soon sweets ~ xoxo

  15. This is wonderful…every detail adds to the whole…love the recycled materials, but the tiny bird is just the best!

  16. Hi Scarlett .. they are delightful – how inventively creative you are .. you are, you are, how inventively creative you are … now we can fly away in our grape twig kite …

    Gorgeous .. cheers Hilary

  17. Hello wonderful Scarlett Clay! What a beautiful blog and what an amazing bird sculpture sitting on a tree of pink fluffiness and jewelled buds!! How lovely!!! Awww it’s too cute! It’s lovely!!! Awwwww!!! Thank you for sharing this amazing transformation here! Take care

  18. So tweet, I love it! It is so cute with so much charm~ YOU are so clever 😀

  19. Another beautiful idea! These are so sweet and charming. And I love the spirals, it looks like the bird is free and can come and go as she pleases. 🙂 xo

  20. The sweetest thing I would like to receive for St. Valentine´s, sooo tender!!

    • @Julia –I’m so glad you liked these tiny bird cages and I’m especially glad you came over to visit my blog! Thanks so much and have a blessed weekend!

  21. Very cute and delicate! I love the charm and bow accents!!! Beautiful!!! ~Sophia

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