Birdcage Centerpieces – The Process

The fun continues! Today I wanted to share some pics of the process of creating the bird cage centerpieces that were used in the beautiful tablescape my friend Ayesha envisioned for the bridal shower she hosted.  Here are the cages, ready to roll – these are from Save-On-Crafts, and Ayesha said they arrived quickly and without incident.   Here’s the link to the cages purchase page.   We used 2 sets of 3.

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The cages were really easy to design in – I just wired foam blocks to the bottom of each cage.

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And then began to insert flowers and greens.

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The Amaryllis stems are too soft and hollow to insert into foam unsupported.  I stuffed them with soaked paper towel, up about 2″ into the stem, and then taped toothpicks to further support / affix them into the foam.

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Here is the first cage centerpiece, starting to take shape.  I used baby water picks for the tulips, didn’t trust them in the foam for a second ; )

birdcage tutorial wedding centerpiece how to flowers floral foamHere are some of the finished cages, before they went out the door:

poppy carnation smilax ranunculus rannunculus parrot tulip astilbe amaryllis protea birdcage centerpiece floret cadetpoppy ranunculus icelandic garland english garden birdcage centerpiece roses tulips astilbepoppy birdcage wedding centerpiece amaryllis tulip carnation roses gardenbirdcage wedding centerpiece ranunculus geranium stock carnation roses amaryllis tulips parrot astilbe

And here they are ready to go to Cecconi’s, where the shower was held.  Bonus element of birdcage centerpieces? They’re super easy and safe to transport – no boxes, tissue, or bungee cords necessary here, those flowers are safe and sound!

The flowers loaded up on a cart, ready to be tablescaped!

My trusty assistant carefully rolls the cart into the private room at Cecconi’s:

Stay tuned – pics (mine and pro) of the completed event are coming soon!

February 2, 2012 - 9:41 am

meg - Love! So glad we’ll be working together on the double whammy birdcage weekend wedding extravaganza!

February 2, 2012 - 10:44 am

Dayanara Garcia - These are amazing!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE…just what I was thinking for my sisters baby shower just in softer pinkier colors 😉

February 2, 2012 - 5:04 pm

Olga - Kate! These are spectacular, I am in love!!! And I love your Amaryllis solution, very MacGyver. But seriously, these are so gorgeous, you’re a master!

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