Showing posts with label bird. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bird. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

FRESH LOOK: Spring Birdcage Decor

Spring Birdcage via homework |

A while back, I participated in a Hometalk | Michaels event. You can read about it here. One of the projects we could create for the event was a decorated birdcage. I was disappointed because my store was all out of birdcages.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

ETCETERAS: For the Birds {12 Unique DIY Birdhouses}

12 Unique Birdhouse Ideas via homework | carolynshomework.comNow that fall is here we don’t typically think about birdhouses. Birdhouses are fun to have in the spring when birds will be nesting and raising cute little baby birds. But as the weather cools, our little feathered friends can use a nice shelter for roosting. Here are twelve fun and unique birdhouse ideas that will keep birds warm and happy through the cold fall and winter months.

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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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Inkling: printable winter birds

I came across the sweetest little bird printables while strolling through blogland.

I’ve taken down all my holiday décor except for this faux pine garland and these winter birds have now made their home in and around the pine.

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Becca offers the free download on her blog. The birds even come with cutting lines. These would make great ornaments for next year or year-round gift tags.  

A Gold Finch

And a Purple Finch

The perfect touch of color and winter cheer. Thank you for sharing these Becca.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Inkling: ek success and pretty birds

I received the most generous box of crafting supplies from ek success brands. There were paper punches, stampers, paper embellishments, craft kits and so much more. I couldn’t wait to get started using some of the supplies.

I was drawn to these paper embellishments – especially the little birds. Since I don’t scrapbook, I wanted to make something unique with them.

I started out with some simple tags.
Next, I covered a mini composition book in brown kraft paper and added a dimensional bird sticker. Perfect for jotting down creative ideas or…bird watching notes.


More dimensional bird stickers prettied up these match boxes that I covered in blue paper.

The final pieces I made were these little clothes pins.

I added a strip of magnet to the backs so I can use them on my magnetic idea board.

A special thank you to ek success for all the wonderful goodies. In fact, they were so generous that I want to share some of the items with you.
I’ll have more details next week on a fun ek success giveaway.


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Monday, April 11, 2011

Inkling: paper bird centerpiece

It was time to get serious about a spring table centerpiece and after much thought or at least five minutes of thought - I decided I needed some blue birds.

To make these little paper birds, you will need:

Paper to form the bird (I used kraft paper)
Masking tape
Pretty paper to cover the birds (I used blue rice paper)

Start by forming a shape of a bird with the kraft paper. I stared with the head, formed the body and left the tail fanned out. I used masking tape to keep the shape together and trimmed the tail.

Cut strips of your pretty paper and glue to your bird shape leaving the beak area uncovered. Form a tiny beak out of the kraft paper and glue onto your bird. Let dry thoroughly.

Use your birds to add a touch of spring to your craft projects or home décor.

I have a feeling I’ll be making more of these little birds and adapting them for all of the seasons.

This project is entered in the CSI Easter Challenge


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