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 ; )


19 comments:

  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)

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  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

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

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

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  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

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

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

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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  13. I love your birds! What a great craft! New follower!
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  14. Your birds look so adorable!! The burlap background looks fantastic! I'm glad you linked up to Take it on Tuesday!

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

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

    Vanessa

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

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  18. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/09/show-your-stuff-40-baked-cheesy-potatoes.html

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

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