Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Birrrrd House

Today I wanted to share one of the gifts I’ve created this holiday.  I bought this bird house stake in Target for $1.00 last year knowing I wanted to alter it.  I finally got around to it when I saw the altered birdhouses my friend, the unnamed stamper,made!  They were so frosty and so cute I just had to get going on mine.
I apologize for the lousy pictures…this is on a tall stake and I couldn’t get it in the light box so I was propping it up all around my studio to get a decent shot.  Anyway, it started out lime green.  I painted it with white acrylic paint then went over that with a concoction of white acrylic, Sno-Tex, and glitter.  I mixed it all up in a small container and covered the entire house.  I sprinkled it with more glitter while it was wet so it’s really sparkly!  Then I set out with punches and adhesive gems and tiny rusty bells to decorate it all for Christmas. 
Both sides have a kraft snowflake with some pine branches and a bell.
I created the wreath with the pine branch punch from Martha Stewart.  I used Marvy Liquid Applique on all of the greenery, sprinkling it also with glitter while wet, then puffing up with a heat gun.   I thought I would buy a pretty house plant, maybe a poinsettia or amaryllis for my SIL and add this decoration when we go there on Christmas day.    Maybe in the plant I can get a better picture…if I do I will post it! 
I have another one of these in orange…I think I need one for me too!  I’d better get working :)


Squirrel x said...

WOWZA! Oh my, this is so darned gorgeous and cute hun, and I am so in awe. Totally gorrrrrrgeous creation. Love it to bits. Hugs Sxx

Carol Dee said...

This is stunning, it is going to look fabulous in the plant. A really nice addition. Have a Happy Holiday. Hugs....

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Danielle.

Hugs Riet.xx

LeAnne said...

WOW wow wow....this is adorable. Stinkin' cute!!! I didn't find anything good like that at MY recent trip to Target!

Traci M said...

Really adorable!! It's always fun to get going on those projects sitting around, too! Thanks for sharing!