Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I've hung up my dress-for-success clothes, and pulled my domestic "genes" out of storage.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

HOW TO MAKE A BIRDCAGE PLANTER



Make a Birdcage Planter -- It's so easy! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Doesn't it feel great when you know you've inspired someone?

At the height of my career, I had a staff of 50 people.  
In the most basic terms, my job was to make sure the work got done.
But, really, the most important thing was to inspire them --
to do their best possible work...
to be creative and innovative...
to stay motivated...
to have pride in what they did. 

That's one part of working that I do miss.
Oh, and the paycheck -- I miss that, too.
Make a Birdcage Planter -- It's so easy! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Now, working in the blogosphere, it's all about inspiration give-and-take.   
We inspire with our words, our photos, our recipes, and our projects.
In turn, we are inspired by others
It's a two-way street.   
When someone leaves me a comment that they
tried and liked a recipe I posted, it makes my day. 
In turn, I love that "rush" when I feel inspired by a blog post that I've read.
And, that's exactly what happened when I was browsing through our link-ups 
from a Best of the Weekend party a few weeks ago,
I was inspired by a post from Kristi at I Should Be Mopping The Floor,
called How To Plant a Birdcage. 

Make a Birdcage Planter -- It's so easy! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

When inspiration strikes, there's no stopping me.
I'm all about Instant Inspiration Gratification. 

I wanted a birdcage (affiliate link), and I wanted it NOW.
Lucky for me, "now" was good timing, since Michael's had them for 50% off. 
Although I liked the gray metal finish it came in,
I painted it a bright yellow, using Patio paint (affiliate link)
which I thought would look nice with my deck furniture. 

Make a Birdcage Planter -- It's so easy! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I lined the bottom with a coco liner (affiliate link),
which had to be cut to size.
The sides had to be high enough to hold the soil.
I found that by cutting four slits in the liner, it was easier to fit it in properly.

Make a Birdcage Planter -- It's so easy! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I used two types of plants to fill the cage -- 
 alyssum to spill out of the bottom,
and impatiens to fill the center. 

Make a Birdcage Planter -- It's so easy! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

 Looks mighty fine, doesn't it?

Make a Birdcage Planter -- It's so easy! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Make a Birdcage Planter -- It's so easy! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Once the impatiens fill in, 
and start poking through the top of the cage,
it will be even prettier.

Make a Birdcage Planter -- It's so easy! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

How easy was it to make this birdcage planter?
No sweat!
Inspiration sans perspiration -- 
That's my kind of project!



LINKING WITH:
Best of the Weekend
Wow Us Wednesday
Share Your Cup
Wake Up Wednesday
Cooking and Crafting with J & J  
Let's Get Real
Home Sweet Home  
Share Your Style
Tweak It Tuesday 


14 comments:

  1. I love the project I, too, love moments when I I feel like maybe I inspired someone else. What's inspiring me right now is the cool way you are sharing the inspiration credit and passing along good vibes. ..not enough of that on the Internet!

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  2. Mighty fine indeed Ms. Amy! Love the bright yellow with the pretty pink impatiens. As you said, t's going to look even nicer in a week or two, but right now it looks gorgeous!

    XXX

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  3. Amy, can I just say LOVE. First off, when I saw the birdcage I said , I have that in the attic, I bought it at Michael's. I was laughing. I am so doing this next year. Thanks for sharing!

    Cindy

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  4. How fun and pretty this is. Love the yellow of the bird cage. Your flowers just pop. Very creative and fun Amy.
    Kris

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  5. This is pretty cute! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my AMAZING Facebook Group with over 300 Members to share easy craft projects and recipes: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  6. Hi Amy, your bird cage planter is a great idea and it looks really pretty in the yellow. It makes your pink flowers just pop with color.
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

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  7. So glad I found your blog! You have such awesome craft and DIY ideas =)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  8. Wow - that is some awesome inspiration! I could certainly use a lot of inspiration these days.
    It turned out so pretty - I love the yellow. Pinned!

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  9. That is so clever! I never would've thought to do that. I love how the flowers peak out of the sides.

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  10. Hmmm, I have a few wire birdcages lying around....Yours is adorable and the color is simply divine!!

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  11. This is absolutely adorable! What a fun idea! I think the yellow is my favorite part.

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  12. I did exactly the same thing!! Love the color of your birdcage!! Mine is plain white so I think I will be painting it for next year!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  13. This is adorable Amy! I will feature it today at HSH!

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  14. This is adorable Amy! I will feature it today at HSH!

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