Turn an Old Birdcage into a Succulent Plant Hanger

I have been drooling over a succulent birdcage I spotted on Pinterest by allthingsplants.com {check it out here} for quite sometime, so when my dear mother mentioned she had one I snapped it up quick smart!


It is quite obvious via the pictures below the steps I took ~however~ for those of you wanting some more in depth detailed steps, some extra tips and more pictured for those of you that want more, just click ‘read more’ at the end of the article preview. Enjoy!


What you’ll need:

  • A vintage/old birdcage that is no longer needed
  • Drill and small drill bit for metal
  • Potting mix
  • Sphagnum moss
  • Succulent cutting
  • Bobbi pins

Turn an Old Birdcage into a Succulent Plant Hanger

Get your birdcage ready, remove any unnecessary things like this cleaning tray. I love the worn off paint on this and I will be using this tray for some other project, just you wait!


Using a power drill, drill at least 5 holes in the bottom of your birdcage. This will give your water somewhere to go when you water them and will slow down rusting out the bottom of your cage.


Add an inch layer of potting mix or succulent and cacti potting mix.

How-to-Make-a-Succulent-Birdcage-with-Havven12Break up your sphagnum moss into a bowl and fill with water to rehydrate.

How-to-Make-a-Succulent-Birdcage-with-Havven14Grab a handful of the moss at a time and drain away excess water so it is damp but not dripping and add a 2 inch later on top of the soil.

How-to-Make-a-Succulent-Birdcage-with-Havven11How-to-Make-a-Succulent-Birdcage-with-Havven10Get your succulents cuttings out (I told you that tray would come in handy!) and position into the moss.

How-to-Make-a-Succulent-Birdcage-with-Havven9Once you have your cutting positioned grab out them bobbi pins!


Pry them open to the size of the succulent stem and slide it over the cutting and into the moss and dirt base to secure in place till it takes root.


Here is the final product, I adore it and can’t wait to see it all overflowing and crowded in 6 months! I will update this post of course and share it with you too! Make sure you subscribe to the newsletter below so I can alert you of the update.
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What else do you think I could have planted in this? I am so stuck on succulents at the moment so would love to hear what you think and options for other projects. Plant suggestions have to be easy to care for, I think that is why I love my cacti and succulents so much. They love a forgetful mumma!


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