And I'm not going to tell you all about the great "Art from Gift Wrap" project I was going to do that went horribly, horribly wrong.
Instead, I'm just going to move onto simpler crafts that take no time at all and are virtually error proof!
Way back in April I saw this photo from Tara at JunkRestore . Tara puts on a Barn Sale every once in awhile with loads of other vendors who do shabby chic refurbished type work.
|Someone referred to only as 'Pam'created these beautiful
bird feeders/works of art.
I kept the photo in my file of things to do and waited for the ice and snow to thaw so I could create my own.
Here are the supplies I used:
Next time you head to the second hand store just pick up some interesting vases, cups, saucers, plates, etc. Anything that looks pretty and catches your eye.
1) Clean all of your pieces with some natural cleaner
2) While you're waiting for your glue gun to fire up, decide how you want to stack your pieces.
3) Just add a bead of hot glue along the inside edge and start stacking.
4) Glue and stack, glue and stack, until you feel like you have a finished piece.
It looks a little crazy inside, but wait till you take it out to your garden...
Isn't it pretty??? I put the plate in the middle so that I could put some bird seed there and maybe the cup at top will have rain water in it for a bath. Or I could put birdseed up there too.
I know what you're thinking. Isn't this awfully low to the ground? What about Mr. Whiskers? Is this just an easy way for him catch and torture little birdies? No worries, Mr doesn't seem very interested in birds. And, what's more funny, is that he's not the most graceful cat in the world so birds hear him coming from a mile away. I'm confident that everyone will be safe.
aka/ Monsieur or Mr.
Oh! I almost forgot to tell you...this entire project took me about 10 minutes to make, maybe not even. I told you it was simple and fast.
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Happy crafting everyone!