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Christmas Red Plaid Berry Birdcage

Tuesday, December 10, 2019


Dress up a wire mesh birdcage for Christmas with faux red berries, fresh tree clippings, preserved moss, tiny pine cones, and a cheery red plaid ribbon. Later this week read about a coordinating berry red cardinal and rustic grapevine and berry wreath on placemats and napkins for a Christmas table setting. 


Christmas red plaid berry birdcage dressed up for the holidays
A marvelous thing about this wonderful time of the year is almost everything can be dressed up for Christmas, including a wire mesh birdcage. 


C H R I S T M A S  

 R E D   P L A I D   B E R R Y 

 B I R D C A G E  


Where to begin decorating for Christmas? 


Christmas red plaid berry birdcage inspired by new placemats and napkins in upcoming post
The breakfast room in the sunspace Christmas decor began with a set of new fabric placemats and matching napkins for a Christmas table setting . . . which inspired decorating a birdcage with coordinating colors and berries.  



Christmas red plaid berry birdcage coordinates with new placemats and napkins
A cheery red plaid ribbon brightens the breakfast area and dispels any gloom from overcast wintry skies. The shades of red in the ribbon coordinate with the navy stripes in the ribbon and with the new placemats and napkins on the nearby table.

Later this week you will see the breakfast table setting with its new finery that inspired the birdcage decor.  



Christmas red plaid berry birdcage on breakfast sunspace book shelf looks outside to topiary ivy plant and fresh cut Christmas trees
A topiary ivy plant and fresh-cut Christmas trees outside on the porch add more Christmas to the breakfast area inside. 



Christmas red plaid berry birdcage uses a mix of faux berry stems, fresh tree clippings, preserved moss, and tiny pine cones
A mix of faux berries, fresh tree clippings, preserved moss, and tiny pine cones shows you can use all manner of greenery and natural materials together for a beautiful arrangement. 



Christmas red plaid berry birdcage has cranberry colored frost berry stems
Artificial frosted cranberry red berries were the beginning of dressing up the birdcage for the season. The new placemats and napkins have grapevine wreaths with the same shade of red berries on the wreaths. 



Decorate a Christmas red plaid berry birdcage with fresh greenery cut from a second-quality small fresh tree
Next came the fresh green sprigs clipped from the base of one of the fresh Christmas trees on the porch. 

TIP: Buy a second-quality small fresh tree to cut apart for fresh greenery all over the house and all during the holiday season. Keep the tree in a small bucket of water outside, and clip branches as needed.



Christmas red plaid berry birdcage has a cluster of tiny gold pine cones at the top
A cluster of tiny foraged pine cones at the top of the birdcage hides the ends of the tree clippings. A quick spray of gold paint gives the pine cones a dressy look for decorating. 

TIP: When traveling to other parts of the country, collect natural seeds, cones, etc... that have dropped from trees and bushes in public areas. Then you will have a diverse collection of items to use with your area's natural items at Christmas.  
 


Christmas red plaid berry birdcage's final touch is cranberry red plaid ribbon
The final touch to the top of the cage is the cranberry red plaid ribbon tied around all of the stems and to the top of the birdcage. 



Christmas red plaid berry birdcage uses fresh tree clippings as background for a repurposed leaky bird faucet
A couple of fresh tree clippings across the back of the cage act as a home for leaky hummingbird water faucet. 



Christmas red plaid berry birdcage has an old leaky hummingbird faucet as decor
Too beautiful to add to the landfill, the old water faucet lives in and around the potting bench on the back porch. The old hummingbird is handy as a weight to secure paper as well as being a little decor in the birdcage. 



Christmas red plaid berry birdcage's bird nest is made from fresh tree clippings and preserved moss
Preserved moss and more tree clippings make a beautiful nest for a faux bird's egg. 



Refresh dried out greenery on the Christmas red plaid berry birdcage with fresh sprigs cut from a small tree kept outside
When the fresh greenery in the Christmas red plaid berry birdcage dries out, a quick step to the back porch will provide new sprigs all during the season. 


S O U R C E S 

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Red Plaid Ribbon - Michael's years ago
Frosted Red Berry Stems - Hobby Lobby

Wire Mesh Birdcage - Botanic Bleu
Blue Bird's Egg - Botanic Bleu


'tis the season to be jolly . . . 

Tablescapes, decorated trees, and Christmas room tours are coming your way. 

3 comments:

  1. I bought a wire cloche several years ago and have never been able to figure out what to do with it. Thanks for this idea!

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  2. Teddee,
    I am so glad you got some ideas for your wire cloche from reading about my Christmas decorated birdcage.

    Merry Christmas,
    Judith

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