How to create a DIY Succulent Birdcage Garden


Do you have a thing for birdcages? And succulents? Then you are going to LOVE today’s guest blog post! Jade used to have a great blog with a collection of DIY ideas but has moved on to focus on her graphic design business. This is one of her favourite projects – a DIY succulent birdcage garden.

All you need is a bit of time and an old birdcage to get you started.

thanks for sharing Jade.


I have been drooling over a succulent birdcage I spotted on Pinterest for quite sometime, so when my dear mother mentioned she had one I snapped it up quick smart!

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. Break up your sphagnum moss into a bowl and fill with water to rehydrate. Grab 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.



  • Get your succulents cuttings out (I told you that tray would come in handy!) and position into the moss.



  • Once 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!




What else do you think Jade could have planted in this? She says she is so stuck on succulents at the moment and would love to hear what you think, and options for other projects. Plant suggestions have to be easy to care for, as she says that is why she loves her cacti and succulents so much. They love a forgetful Mumma!  Please share your thoughts and suggestions below as we would both love to hear them.

I think lots of of us have love for succulents Jade!

thanks so much for sharing this project




Originally posted in 2015


  1. Leanne Stevenson on January 21, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Brony Sharrock you could do this U0001f60a

  2. Brony Sharrock on January 21, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Wow that looks great, none of my little cages have bottoms but easy enough to get U0001f600

  3. Recycled Interiors on January 21, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    go for it!

  4. Hannah Bramble on July 2, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Ow that’s cool mum

  5. Jaelyn Rose on July 2, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Lock up your cats and set birds free and use the cage for this xxx

  6. Recycled Interiors & The Sustainable Home Hub on July 2, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    yes!!! Our budgie spends a lot of time out of the cage but she often goes in herself. She seems to love it as long as we are close by but enjoys being out with us too xx

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