Prima Frameworks Birdcage: Shabby Chic Photo Display

Do you have a special photo you want to display in your home? A special event you’d like to showcase? I have a new grandniece who has made my sister a grandmother for the first time. I thought this would be a nice gift for her.

The Frameworks Birdhouse from Prima can be decorated so many ways, I chose to go Shabby Chic with pink and white roses to that coordinate with my photo. This is one of those projects that just flowed, everything came together so nicely.

Shari Carroll Prima Bird Cage 1

I tried out the paperclay from Prima, I really liked how it looks like stone. The heart mold from WOW was a great choice and fit perfectly on the top of the birdcage along with some twine.

Shari Carroll Prima Bird Cage 4

I knew I wanted to suspend some sort of banner on the inside, and the Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Thinlits fit the name and were chunky enough to run through my sewing machine.

Shari Carroll Prima Bird Cage 2

A new product that I tried out was the Prima’s Art Stones. They are unique paperclay balls in various sizes that add a nice texture and can be painted or left as is. They were the perfect touch for the bottom of the cage. I think it gives this a garden look.

Shari Carroll Prima Bird Cage 3

I have shot a full process video of this project. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel.

Blog Candy Alert!! Follow our blog via email and comment on this post for a chance to win a special blog candy!


Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’ve found some inspiration in my project to create one of your own. Have a great weekend!

  1. Wow is this gorgeous. I love the Prima flowers inside the bird cage. I decorated a shabby chic bird cage for my daughters room but it doesn’t look nearly as amazing as this!

  2. Oh my goodness, this is just one gorgeous piece of stunning decor that will be treasured for a very long time!! I love it!!

  3. This is such a versatile project. I can see myself using it in many different ways! Thanks!

  4. Wow this is gorgeous. It would make a wonderful gift. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  5. This is beautiful. Perfect to give to my upcoming bride and groom and then they can use it to put cards in at the reception.

  6. Hi Shari! I finally sat down and watched this video – yay! I can’t even explain how much I love this project! It’s so gorgeous! Every single detail is just perfect! You ROCK!!! ♥

  7. Wow, this piece is gorgeous–love the delicate pink colors you used on paper clay–just awesome!

  8. Lovely way to highlight a special photo! Thanks for the introduction to the new-to-me products such as the Art Stones.

  9. I normally don’t care for this style, but your birdcage is stunning. I may actually give this a try.

  10. I am intrigued about the Prima Art Stones! What a neat concept! I certainly will have to try those out with some ideas I have. A lovely Shabby Chic Bird Cage!

  11. What a different gift for new parents! I really appreciated enjoyed your creativity! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Your birdcage is very impressive. Watching the video makes me feel that it’s not too hard to make it. I’ll make such a cage as a present for my wife when she has a baby. Thank you very much for sharing

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.