Monday, July 16, 2012

Altered Birdhouse

Decorating one of my favorite things to collect a birdhouse. It was a natural wood color before I dyed it black. The dying process was easy and gave it the look I wanted including the inside of the house. Those easy color dying steps are on my Blog Post "Dye For Projects". Design Paper from BoBunny-Fall Collection.
I cut out sunflowers from the paper pattern to use as the roof, larger sunflowers to decorate the sides and the little dragonfly as decoration.

 I used rolled up magazine paper for the tree branches and colored in the ends to look like snipped branches.
It was a project I was slow to take thinking it was going to be alot of work decorating. It turned out easy once I picked my design paper and little bird and got the hard part done by going the easy route of dying instead of painting  out of the way. Don't forget to check out my  Blog Post "Dye For Projects".  Afterall it is just 2 1/2 inch wide by 4 inch tall birdhouse my first to actually decorate and not just paint. I got it at Michaels for $1.00. What a wonderful keepsake and gift. The design papers are some of my favorite colors and I love, love, love sunflowers so it is a keeper in my craftroom.
I hope you love my birdhouse as much as I do and attempt the challenge on your own.
SO I leave you with words of encouragement and life to your desires of your heart.
Ephesians 2:10
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to
 do good works,
which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment..I appreciate hearing from you. Until next time..Hugs


Michelle J M said...

Oh Antoinette this is fabulous! Just love the little bird in the nest. Michelle x

Barbara Rankin said...

Your bird house turned out beautifully, Antoinette. I love the fall colors and how you decorated the roof with the cut out flowers. Very creative. TFS.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

very cute bird house , this is one bird I wouldn't be scared of. Beautiful crafting.janex