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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  1. HI
    very very beautifuk
    kis from Italy

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

  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!

  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!

  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.

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

  7. love your photos and the diy centerpiece!

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

  9. Beautiful. I love it.

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

  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!

  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!

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

    Take care,


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

  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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