Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bird houses

Happy Tuesday everyone.

I wanted to share what I have been crafting the past 2 nights. Here are 2 birdhouses I bought at Michael's after the holidays and have had then sitting there bare. Sunday night I decided to give it a try and alter them. I did get my inspiration from alittleshabbychic on youtube. I saw hers and fell in love and I thought I should do that with the bird houses I have just sitting there.

I painted this none a vanilla color. I added lots of flowers I bought at a chinese ware house by me. I added lace around the body.
 This is the back side.
 For the base I used a spool I had from lace trims. I wrapped a vanilla color lace all around, hot gluing every so often. Glued down a spray from valentines I bought at Joanns and then some flowers, also from the chinese warehouses. I added a butterfly and some faux feather trim to the bottom.
 Here is the roof. Doesn't it look cute with all the little flowers. They were a pain to glue down. One by one. Lots of patience. But I really like the way the roof came out.
 This one I crackled it. I painted it a lime green. Then added elmers glue and then painted it white. The cracks on it look great. I added some flowers and a pearl trim to the roof over hang.
 Here is the back part. Some more flowers and a butterfly.
 Close up. Here you could see the detailed crackle finish.
 I used a bright yellow lace trim to the roof. It looks really nice.
On the base I did the same as what I did with the pink one.

Hope you all like my 2 bird houses. I would like to find some small birds for the houses. I will be on the look out for them. Maybe Micheal's has them small enough to fit in the holes.

Happy Tuesday.



These are darling!! Love em. You mean, all you have to do to get paint to crackle is to add a layer of Elmer's glue between the paint? Awesome!

By the way, I just have a Cybershot (several years old) point and shoot camera. Nothing fancy. :)


Congrats!!You did an AWESOME job!Love the flowers, trimmings and Butterflies.TFS

Peggy Sue

so cute! I love the crackle and all the detail!


they are just amazing with so much delicate detail!!

i have seen tiny birds in michaels.


How much fun you must have had altering these birdhouses. Interesting crackle technique. Love the little flower "shingles" on the roof. Happy creating...


I really like the ways these turned out. So sweet and pretty!



So so cute Ana. Love the roof full of flowers!!!


ana....in response to your comment, my easter tree has been decorated for weeks, i have taken pictures, i will try to remember to post them soon. i have had so much awesome stuff to post, it keeps getting put on the back burner.


These are so stinking cute. I love how you did the roof of each one. So pretty!


Very pretty Ana. Of course, the one with the pink on it is my favorite. You are on a roll girl.

Sassy Scrapper

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I LOVE these so very very much. So stinking cute. I love birdie cages and my craft rooms holds a few but I have no bird houses, I'll have to make one of these beauties. The list continues it seems like there is just not enough time in a day for creating!!!!!! Thank you for your inspiration!
Hugs Bonnie


These are so you Mas. Ana, super cute. I love thow you did the roof with all those pretty flowers. These will look great in your scraproom.

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