Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Distressed little Birdie...

Hello yet again,

My project for my Sis-in-law came together so I thought I  would share. It's another use for those famous Dollar Tree Ceramic Birds! My husbands sister has her home done in cottage style decor, and she loves birds, so I put this little fellow lady on a nest of blue eggs for her.

I started out with these:

A Dollar Tree candle holder, a thrift store saucer and grapevine wreath.
The candle holder and the saucer got a coat of Krylon white primer and White gloss paint.

Then I took the famous Dollar Tree birdie and sprayed her with white primer. Next she got a coat of the craft paint in blue, followed up with  a light spray of gloss white. Then I distressed the poor little thing with some of my hubby's extra extra fine sandpaper.

I created the nest by  making a "bottom" out of honesysuckle vine and then hot gluing two kinds of moss and small peices of honeysuckle vine to the wreath. I used the same blue paint on some tiny eggs that were clearanced at Walmart. Finally, I glued everything to the pedestal and the distressed little birdie is now
happy in her new home!
Tomorrow, I'm going to take her to my Sis-in-law's. But tonight, I believe I'll let her visit these fun parties:


Good Night!


  1. Thats so cute !! Which sis in law ??

  2. That is super cute!! The birdie looks so great in his nest!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft On Thursday at Life As Lori... Please join me next week for another great party!

  3. wow this turned out great!! For Aunt Brenda??

  4. I saw these and wondered what I could do with them. Thanks. It is so cute.

  5. Love what you done with the birdie - So cute! The blue is gorgeous! Happy Spring! Thanks for sharing!

  6. The moss addition to the nests gets me everytime. They look so real! Adorable outcome!

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna


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