Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bird House

I saw a bird house similar to this in my recent Handmade magazine and thought it would be so fun to make! I found the wooden bird house at JoAnn's in the dollar bin. I white washed it with some really watered down paint. I cut the large flowers and leaves with my Accent Essentials and Walk In My Garden Cricut cartridges, cutting several of each flower, clipping some petals and layering them. The small blue flower was a spiral cut flower.

I am entering it in two challenges Whimsical Wednesday- make a spring home decor item, and My Sheri Crafts-Mother's Day project.


Supplies used: Wooden bird house - JoAnn's; patterned papers from Stella & Rose by My Minds Eye; Accent Essentials and Walk in my Garden Cricut cartridges, glue gun.

10 comments:

Mom said...

Oh My !! The birdhouse is so charming ! You found the house at an incredible bargain and then added the perfect embellishments. Wonderful results for your efforts and creativity.

Anonymous said...

Esther, you craftiness amazes me. Seriously! I don't think I could make this if I tried.
-Brianna

Kim H said...

OMG! Ester this is just GORGEOUS! I am so in love with the whirewash and the flowers! I LOVE that you got this from the dollar bin and made it look like a million dollars! You used both of my favorite cartridges! the other is Plantin! What a fantastic job as usual! How about I thought I was following you already... I am now! Sorry about that! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Karen said...

This is beautiful!! Love the flowers!!

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh This is sooo Beautiful!I love all the pretty flowers,Super job,Thanks for joining in the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge! :)

cklopping said...

What a great birdhouse!!!!! I love the different colors against the whitewash. So creative! LOVE it!

ScrappingStephanie said...

Wow this absolutely gorgeous. I just love all the flowers! Perfect spring decor. Great job with the challenge. Thank you for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday.

Hugs,
Stephanie:)

The Archiving Angel said...

This is truly lovely! Those flowers are so lifelike, vivacious, colorful & fun. They really bring the birdhouse to life. You did an amazing job.
Just terrific!!!
Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday!
Crafty best wishes,
Sonia

Sheri said...

Love the house! Flowers are GREAT! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

CraftyJAR said...

Just gorgeous Esther!
Judy