Tuesday, August 28, 2012

For the Birds

As you all know. I have really been into birds and burlap.  Here is a simple craft I made using a gorgeous bird from Michael's.  I got it for only .89 cents on a clearance table.

This is what I started with.  I traced the bird onto some pretty fabric and cut it out, some burlap, and a twig.

I painted my bird white and distressed him a little.

My thought was to mod podge the fabric onto the bird, a little burlap for the background and a burlap wing. I was going to put into a frame resting on top of the twig.

However, I just like the simplicity of this.  A burlap wing on a painted and distressed bird.

I painted a frame white and used a light green background paper, and the twig.

What do you think?  Does it need more?  Maybe a sun or anything else??????

Here is what he looked like with the fabric.  I just hated for it to go to waste, so:

I repurposed my eggs in a nest frame again (it was also used for my St. Patty's buttons).

A little tacky glue.

I think I like this better.

What do you think?

Have a Tweet Day ; )


  1. Cute, cute, cute! Love that little birdie!!!

    Thanks for linking up with at at the CHQ Blog Hop this week! Hope you've made some new friends! :o)

  2. Very cute! I have a few of those birds, too, and am trying to figure out how to decorate them. Yours is adorable! Visiting from the party at Lil Luna!

    sara @ applestonedrive.blogspot.com

  3. Love them....very cute idea. I am on a bird and owl hunt myself.

  4. So cute. I'm working on a free standing Quilted bird.

  5. Very cute! I love the little bird and how you made the cut out to match the little guy. (Great blog name too!)

    Alecia @ Chickenscratchny.com

  6. Absolutely adorable!! I love it. Stopping by from TIOT! :)

  7. I'm so glad that I'm following you. What a cool idea, it looks awesome! Thanks for the inspiration:)


  8. so cute! what a cute little bird! You did a great job! like it better with just the burlap wing.

  9. Hi! cute little "two-fer" projects! I'm learning that Burlap Makes Everything Better :)
    visiting thru I Gotta Create Party.

  10. So cute! Wish I was more creative...found you through sippy cup chronicles!

  11. Cute!!! I love bird decor :) Thanks for linking it up to the Keep Calm & Link Up party - see you again next week :)

  12. so adorable birdies. Both are pretty. May be the white framed one with a light Sun and little light grasses will have another look. Love the idea of using burlap. Your other works with burlap are so pretty. I used to make ceramic birds like these shape with wool felt wings for pins.

  13. I love your birds! What a great craft! New follower!

  14. Your birds look so adorable!! The burlap background looks fantastic! I'm glad you linked up to Take it on Tuesday!

  15. Loved this so much I featured it: http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/09/will-craft-for-fun-finale.html

  16. How cute! Great idea and some many way to create with this idea. Lovely!


  17. I still love this (second comment!) and you will be featured tomorrow on my blog! Thanks for linking up!

  18. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:

  19. OH MY!!! The simplicity of the burlap wing is awesome!!!


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