Okay, you're right, it's only quick if you happen to have that bird cage on hand! So if you happen to see one it's a great purchase! Of course I'd just love to do this idea with real flowers but artificial ones are all that I happen to have at the moment. If you'd like to use real flowers so simply stick a glass vase into the cage (make sure the cage you buy can open enough to place a vase inside— my cage's top flips up) and insert the flowers into the vase from the outside. For best results use large flowers and leaves, and in minutes you can have a stunning arrangement with very little fuss! Enjoy.