Altered Birdhouse

Today is a beautiful,snowy day. It is Saturday 13 Feb. My family had a late breakfast and everyone is looked after,the dog,the cats and the birds….Now it’s time for ‘Me-time’…Hopefully!! I bought a few birdhouses a while back and had this dream of doing something with it,but never did…So today I decided to pull one out and make something….and what better place to take photos of my project than outside in the snow…..

This is What I made….

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It started off with a little wooden Birdhouse from the Dollar store ($2). I tore little strips of paper,inked the edges and started on the roof…DSCN9175

..I curled the edges up for a 3D effect..

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I cut a hole in the back to insert a tea candle (the battery operated ones)…

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…and this is what it looks like with the lights off and the tea candle on inside the little house…..

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Some close ups: I used Kaisercraft ‘Base coat’ col – ‘Rock’ for the walls and chimney. Prima flowers ‘Hello Pastel’ vine and a Resin birdy (I used markers to color the birds…DSCN9236

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I used Kaisercraft ‘Base Coat’ – ‘Concrete’ for the roof and inked the edges with Prima inks….’Ingvild Bolme’s ‘Dark Rust’.

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Prima birdie,little nest and a Prima flower. I used twine around the base of the house…. (…and real snow)

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…and there it is on the mantel in the TV room,with the ‘candle’ burning,warming the room on the snowy Saturday.

Thank You for looking

Till next time

XO

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