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 :)