Today I altered a boring $1 birdhouse and transformed it into a pretty holiday decoration.
It was so easy with the brand new holiday paper by Basic Grey called "Wassail"--it truly does all the work! First, I had to paint all the edges with a dark cranberry. Once that was completely dry, I decorated away with different patterns, ribbons and gold trim. I also stamped the dove and olive branch and greeting in white craft ink and heat embossed them with gold ep. They are from Rupa Shevde's newest set called The Magic Of Christmas, which you can get at Gina K. Designs. I adore this set, it's absolutely gorgeous! I embellished the birdhouse with ribbon, gold trim a BG button and come SU! chocolate satin ribbon for the hanger.
I have 3 more dollar store birdhouses that are just as ugly as this one was---I can't wait to alter them too and turn them into lovely holiday gifts! I hope you've enjoyed my project today. Thanks so very much for visiting! Smiles, Hugs and Happy Crafting!