Hope your week is going
well. Mine's a bit topsy
"No change there then" I
hear you say...
.....I seem to have an extra
Gift for the Girls and not
enough Icons (starts tomorrow)
How did that come about?
Don't ask, just enjoy as
Louise Thomson brings you
a delightful extra "gift"
"Previously I have made little wooden
bird houses in to Christmas tree
decorations and I had thought I might
do the same with these adorable
little ArtC ones.
At my hubby's suggestion I changed my
mind and decided to make a baby girls
mobile but as the project progressed
it somehow turned in to a decorative
At least that means there are plenty
more ideas for future sets!
I started by laying out the bird houses
and painting one side with fresco chalk paint.
The houses were easily assembled
and glued using pva.
I painted the outside in Fresco Pixie Dust paint
and made little hooks for them by twisting
wire around some round nosed pliers.
I found some cute scraps of paper for
the roof and cut them to size.
I pushed the wire loops through the
paper strips and glued them down
I can't tell you how much I adore
these little things!
I put scraps of paper in the back and
stamped a carabelle stamp on to
some painted card
adding tiny pieces to the houses
I cut a few more paper scraps to make
'nesting material' and bunting.
I painted a few kaisercraft wooden flourishes
to go with the houses and assembled
everything with ribbons and thread,
tied on to a twig from the garden."
Thank you Louise, this project
is a joy and lends itself to so
I have to confess to having a
set of these little houses sitting on
my desk in the guise of
a "work in progress" ...............
Now I know exactly what I
shall make with them....