Monday, April 30, 2012

Celebrations: mother’s day centerpiece

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I found these sweet pink birds at the local dollar store. I was at the checkout and had already paid for my items when I saw a box of these by the register. Yup – I was that person – I held up the line so I could buy some of these birds.


I wanted to make a topiary birdcage like the one above but ended up creating a simpler project that I can use as a centerpiece for Mother’s Day.


Since I already had an ivy plant in a pot, I decided to make a scaled down version of my tomato plant cage. You can see that post here.


Once the cage was constructed out of twigs, I gave it a light coat of white spray paint.


I love how the natural wood still shows through but the twigs are now lighter and brighter.


Since I may want to reuse the birds, I used a little dab of Quake Hold to secure them. Quake Hold or Collector’s Hold is a putty that secures items but is removable. It’s great for plates or décor items that are breakable – especially if you live in a quake zone like I do.


A little piece of vintage ribbon softens everything up.


Once the ivy starts growing up and into the cage, I think it will look even prettier.





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Carolyn

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18 comments :

  1. HI
    very very beautifuk
    kis from Italy
    Moni

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  2. It looks better than a shop item. Love the little pink birdie:)

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  3. This is so pretty. It doesn't have to be for mother's day, I could see it at any summer party. I love ivy personally- the first website I ever made was named On Leaves Of Ivy- so maybe I'm a bit biased. If you have the time, I'd love for you to share on Sweet Sharing Monday! http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday-3/

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  4. I love it. I go some similar birds at Dollar Tree last year and I LOVED them and had to force myself to "use" them. Love your eye and style, Carolyn!

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  5. Your vision is amazing to me. How do you do it? This is really pretty, dainty and feminine but rustic and outdoorsy at the same time.

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  6. This is so gorgeous! and i love that it is alive and will change when the ivy grows.
    love
    jutta

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  7. love your photos and the diy centerpiece!

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  8. So sweet Carolyn, and a great centerpiece! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  9. Beautiful. I love it.

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

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  10. OMG this is great!! I have morning glories that are planted in peat pots for Mother's day but this would be soooo cute and give them something to climb. I love it you did such a great job!

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  11. Gorgeous centerpiece! Would be so pretty for a shower, tea, luncheon etc. And I have been that person too...darn them for putting stuff where you don't see it until you're at the register!

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  12. You are so creative! Thanks so much for sharing this with us this week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  13. This is adorable! I always wonder what to make for a centerpiece- thanks fr the great idea!
    xo Becca

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  14. I've run across two of your crafts on two different blogs so thought I should visit. I'm now a follower!

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