Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Altered Birdhouse

Hello and happy Election Day to all my American friends! This is an exciting day for us!
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!

21 comments:

Joani said...

Oh where did you find those? They are great!
I think anyone who receives this would be a happy camper Ü
Great job Linsey!
Hugs,
Joani

Deb Wood said...

WOW what a transformation, this is absolutrly gorgeous, love that paper too!! Incredibly talented you are!!

HapEMomE said...

Linsey, this is GORGEOUS! I love altered bird houses and you made this one stunning! Don't you just love that new BG?? Thanks so much for your sweet words over on my blog. ((HUGS)) to ya!
~Chelsea
http://hapemome.blogspot.com

Melinda said...

Linsey, It looks Incredible, Great Job!!!! Love that paper.......

JenMarie said...

Oh how BEAUTIFUL!!!

Jess said...

Linsey, this is gorgeous!! I have to see if I can find any ugly birdhouses! This would make a fabulous gift!!! LOVE IT!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely gorgeous Linsey!! Love it!!

Katie Renz said...

That is just GORGEOUS!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous Linsey. You out did yourself with this bird house. Awesome job!

Etha said...

wow that is so pretty! I love playing with wood items but haven't tried a birdhouse yet. This came out super, the bird is the perfect size and the paper that you chose are wonderful :)

jpmayo said...

Gorgeous!!
You are so creative!!

Amy said...

I love that birdhouse! So cute!!

Christi said...

Wow! This is fantastic!

Neva said...

So cute Linsey this is a perfect Christmas Bird house.

scrappycandy said...

great idea..now I have to use this for inspiration..hmmmmm

Angie said...

These are lovely, Linsey! I want to make one! I have a Secret Santa swap in a couple weeks and this would be nice to make for it! Thanks for the idea.

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful! I bet all the loved ones in your family look forward to the holiday season and all the crafts that you design!

JoAnne said...

The bird house is awesome. Good job i love bird stuff.

Gloria Stengel said...

GASP! THUD! So cute I fainted! You go girl!

Donna said...

oooh, this is SO pretty!!!

dpkennedy said...

Oh this birdhouse is gorgeous! What a wonderful Christmas decoration! Love it!