Friday, November 11, 2016

Holiday Birdhouse

Hello peeps....
I wanted to share with you a project
I've been working on for the past few weeks.
The folks at the Howard Shawney VFW Post 816 in Littleton, NH
asked me to "decorate" a solid wood birdhouse that had been
fabricated by a local autistic teen, that they are selling for the young man!
Can I say....I've been waiting for a couple of months
for inspiration to hit....and hit it did.

I knew I wanted my birdhouse to have a "Nature" theme to it!
So, I went on a nature walk to collect sticks and
birch bark from felled trees.

It took me several days to create the patchwork birch bark
siding for my birdhouse. Thanks to good ole
Ranger Inc, ~ Multi Medium ~ Matte
the birch bark isn't going anywhere.

I am rather limited on my
shopping options here in the "country" as there
are no creative big box stores,
soooo.....I took a trip to Walmart. 
I gathered up a few supplies
Burgundy Burlap Trim
and a length of Pine Garland
and the way cool Pine Cone picks.

I began by covering the roof and back of the birdhouse
with a length of CCB Burlap.

After I had cut apart the garland and picks
I attached them to my birdhouse with
a staple gun and hot glue.

I covered up the pick ends with pieces of the garland
I cut apart and a big bow accented with a bit of
Canvas Corp Brands Natural/White Hank

To finish off my birdhouse,
I pulled out a package of my
UmWowStudio ~ Merry chippies
and painted them with Perfect Paints ~ Red Wagon
and hot glued the letters to a piece of twine
by Canvas Corp Brands.
The Merry Banner is removable
as the front "door" opens.
Inside, I placed an American Flag on the back wall
and a Ultra-Slim Wire Light Set
to illuminate it!

My birdhouse is being auctioned off at
Howard Shawney VFW Post 816.

Let us remember our veterans, and 
FORGET NOT to THANK them for their service
so we can live FREELY in this AMAZING country

1 comment:

Heather said...

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity and your caring compassionate soul.