Little Girl’s Birdcage Tutorial

Last week I made some of these for our girls. And I love them.
Practical? Not really. But I say who cares!
I only have my little girls for a short while and I plan on loving every minute, whether it’s practical or not. So if your like me and your heart skips a beat when you see your daughter all dressed up then follow these instructions to make a perfectly impractical headpiece just like this one.

Here’s what you’ll need:

*A small kitchen trivet. (I bought mine at the dollar store.)

*Some batting.

*Some wool or felt (enough to cover the trivet).

*Some netting (I used black tulle).

*A barrette or a similar type of hair fastener.

*Items to decorate with (I used feathers and vintage buttons).

*A glue gun and glue sticks.

Step #1. Glue a handful of batting onto your trivet then place your trivet batting side down to the wrong side of your fabric.

Step #2. Fold your fabric down and around the sides of your trivet and hot glue them down. (This will look like a mess but don’t worry, no one will see this part.)

Step #3. Hot glue your hair fastener to this bottom messy side.

Step #4. Glue your netting to the back of your headpiece. (I glued mine on so that the netting was coming forward.)

Step #5. Cut a strip of your fabric long enough to wrap around the base of your headpiece.

Step #6. Roll or fold your fabric into a long snake and glue it shut like in the picture above.
Step #7. Glue that fabric snake around the bottom edge of your headpiece.
Step#8. Now your ready for the fun part—embellishments!!! Keep the glue gun fired up and go crazy. On the birdcages in these pictures I only glued on feathers and vintage buttons (which I really liked) but on others I have glued on things like lace, doilies, and miniature birds. Just be creative and keep gluing until you like the outcome.

Now your done and ready for an afternoon out on the town. So put on that birdcage and find your wool cape. It’s time to go stop some traffic…or get a Happy Meal…either way you’ll be perfectly over dressed and loving every minute.

Remember how I said my heart skips a beat? Can you blame me? Man, I love this kid.

Ok, so maybe these aren’t true birdcages but they do have feathers and are inspired by them so don’t bust my chops when I say that this tutorial is on how to make little girl’s birdcages….please…

Post edit….please know that this tutorial and The Audrey cape tutorial are for personal use only.  If you would like to sell from this pattern, please contact us for more information.

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  1. says

    NO chop busting here…I am a quilter, I have never sewn a (successful) piece of clothing (that would include the “oh, you can do it” apron…LOL)and this, well, this could do! Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    Oh my! They are soo pretty!! You did an amazing job on them as usual. 🙂

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving the comment. I really appriciate it.

  3. says

    Love this hair piece! I finally bought my trivets yesterday at the Dollar Store (thanks for the tip!) and am not going to hunt for some feathers. And a bird. I think my daughter will think it’s hilarious also wearing a bird on her head! But it’s sooo cute. Can’t wait to get to work on it. 🙂 🙂

  4. says

    These are so cute and sophsticated!!
    I wear mine, a sky blue feathery concoction, all day long: I love it. Although I have to admitmust confess, one afternoon, when picking up my daughter at daycare, a little friend of hers asked: Why are you wearing a feather duster? :D, I really laughed!.


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