Thursday, 15 May 2008

Bling a Little Birdhouse in your Soul

I have been doing a lot of blog hopping recently and found some lovely blogs and posts, one which really stuck out and inspired me was this one by Beth of Gathering Dust 'Bling your Birdhouse' as I scrolled through the pictures I found the gorgeous beaded one she had done, I thought to myself, oooohhh I like that idea, but with buttons, so, thats what I did, I had the birdhouse already, so painted it with acrylic paint in a deep red, then made a start on the buttons, now, I ran out of my faithful 'Glossy Accents' and because I didn't want to wait (very impatient I am) I used super glue, well I am sure you can imagine the mess I made of myself!!!! I used fabric glue to stick the pom pom braid and ric rac on and also the vintage flowers button on the apex of the roof. The image of the bird is one I have had floating around in my pictures for ages, I got it from a free site, but for the life of me can't remember which one (sorry) I used a faux optical lens over it which covers the hole that is there for the tiny mini birdys to get in!!!



The finished object isn't as 'clean' as it would have been with the glossy accents, but I love it just the same, it will sit on my dressing table now that its finished. I would like to say thanks to Beth for letting me use her idea and the link to her blog (you must have a read while you are there).

Trish xxx

6 comments:

Lace Threads said...

Trish, that's fabulous! You must have had so much fun doing it and I'm so glad I'm the first to comment! I love it - can't wait to get going on my button project. It's a good use of buttons (though I would have found it hard! lol) xx

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

It turned out great!

jo said...

That looks fab hun!!!!

TattingChic said...

Your birdhouse is adorable. I took your suggestion and went over to "gathering dust" and enjoyed that, too. Thanks for sharing all your fun stuff.

Beth Leintz said...

That turned out cute cute cute! But I know it was a lot of work!

angel said...

Ohhhh, When can I move in!

Lovely trixielips. Mwah.

I am sure I have commented on this before[are you screening me] Tut's.