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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Spring Birdies Part 3

If you missed Part 1 and Part 2 of my birdie series, please *fly* over and check them out. The last birdie that I found at the Dollar Store was this little guy.


I started out by spray painting him Heirloom White. And then dry-brushing him with a fun blue color.



I also bought this cute candle holder at the Dollar Store too and painted it Heirloom White as well.



I flipped the Dollar Store candle holder upside down and I hot glued a small, round piece of wood that was also painted Heirloom White to the bottom.


I forgot to mention above, but I also Ralphied the bird because I did not like how the blue dry-brushed onto the bird.


I placed him on the candle holder and was going to glue him down, but decided I might want to use it for other things in the future, so for now, he just perches on it with his little friend.





Monday, April 19, 2010

The Crappy Crafter

Last week I got home from work and the FUNNIEST thing was in my mailbox! Imagine my surprise when I got actual snail mail from "Red Heads Craft More Fun Fan Club." WHAT?!?? I have a fan club????

Here is the back of the envelope. "Sealed with Craft Glue" - how hilarious!

And inside... a belated birthday card! "A clever idea from the Crappy Crafter- Recycle your birthday gift bows to make a cute top! Or use double-stick tape for an evening strapless look!"

Are you laughing yet? And the inside said, "1. Apply bows 2. Go out 3. Watch the well-wishers appear. Get lots of attention on your birthday!"

I LOVED it! I'm laughing all over again! It's from my Mom, Aunt Sue and cousin/best friend Andi, who all are incredible and ROCK!! Thanks ladies!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spring Birdies Part 2

My obsession with little birdies continues... if you missed part one, click here. The other little birdie I found at the Dollar Store was not a part of my color-scheme at all.


So again, I white-washed it.


And dry-brushed it with blue.



Want a house for your birds? Check out my Pedestal Birdhouse Tutorial here.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring Birdies Part 1

I have been on a birdie kick lately. I just love 'em! Maybe it is the fact that it snowed in Michigan on the very first day of Spring, and I am going through a Spring withdrawal. Whatever the case is, I have been redoing some dollar store birds lately and I would like to show you one of them. There will be others, so stay tuned.

This little guy started out a little dark for my liking... he's cute in that bumble-bee-turned-bird kind of way, but he is not "springy" enough!


So, based on my mom's advice (she tried this too), I white-washed him.


Then I dry-brushed some nice blue paint on him.




Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Spring Break Destination

Hey all! I haven't forgotten about you (or crafting)!! Remember awhile back when I asked y'all for input on where to go for Spring Break? Well, I am on vacation to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina!! So far, I am loving it!!

I hope you all have a great week and I will be back next week when life is back to normal.

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