I bought this really cute wire birdcage a while back from Hobby Lobby and took a long time to decide what to do with it, partly because I was getting married and moving.
I searched on decorating sites and google to get some inspiration and ideas, but everything I found looked like it belonged in my grandma's home or was designed for outdoors (I live in an apartment)
There were two ideas that I read about that I liked: placing different sized pillar candles inside or placing a potted plant or flower inside. I already have too many candle holders and I travel too much to keep anything alive like a pet or a plant. It's sad because I want both!
I went with the flower idea, but decided to go fake. I like topiary balls, so I thought I would make a flower topiary ball out of silk flowers and styrofoam ball. But then I found a pre-made one at Michaels and went the lazy route. The ball was white, so I added some red flowers, attachd it to the top of the cage and viola! I added some girliness to our NC State shelf:
I am thinking of adding a little fake bird, but can't find one I like that matches. I may be ambitious and make one out of felt...I'll let you know if that happens!