Friday, December 24, 2010

Project# 3 Holiday birdhouse ornament Cost: .50

Today's project is brought to you by Michael's. Back in November I was digging through the Summer clearance bin and found a couple of these wooden birdhouses for .50! I couldn't resist buying three of them and saving them for the Christmas season.

Materials you will need for this project: Mini wooden birdhouse, silver paint, Ten Second Studio Pearl metal, tacky tape, Cuttlebug “snow flake” embossing folder, two different holiday papers, silver glitter, glossy accent, ribbon, and a sanding block.

2. I started by painting the eaves, bird opening, and perch of the birdhouse silver. This was done so any area missed by the glitter would blend in and not stand out. Next I glued one of my pattern papers on the left and right side of the birdhouse using glossy accents. You will notice I wrapped the paper around the corners to make sure if the front or back patterned paper is cut too short they will still disappear into the patterned paper. I get so frustrated when I cut a pattern too short and waste paper!

3. Then using my birdhouse roof as a pattern I cut my pearl metal to size. Placing both metal pieces into my Cuttlebug “snow flake” embossing folder I ran it through the Cuttlebug. After removing the embossed metal I sanded it and used a paper towel to remove the dust before placing tacky tape to the back. Remove your tape film and press metal to the left and right side of the birdhouse roof.

4. Now for the fun part! Using my glossy accents I lined the eaves, bird hole, peach, and base. Sprinkle all glued areas with the silver glitter making sure your areas are filled in nicely.

After letting it dry for a couple of hours I finished it off with a festive red bow. Now I have a beautiful ornament for my neighbor and it only cost me .50 and less than an hour of time.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

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