Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sweet place to nest

If you are a bird, and you are looking for a sweet place to nest, what could possibly be sweeter than a sugar bowl? I had considered putting my assemblage in a bowl until I raided my cabinet and found this sugar bowl. I had picked it up at an antique shop in Arkansas, but it didn't have a lid. This little bird makes me smile. :D

Thursday, April 8, 2010

100 ideas under $100

Beyond The Picket Fence

Check out Becky's blog for 100 ideas under $100. It's a great place to get inspired. You will find me at #38. :D

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Airstream for birds

On my trip to Warrenton in the Fall, I picked up a few old 5-gallon gasoline cans and some rusty ceiling tins. Put together, they make some interesting birdhouses. They make me think of the Airstream travel trailers. To make one of these, take the handle off of the gas can so you can put it on the top of the ceiling tin. I painted the ceiling tin brown, then dry-brushed some turquoise over the top. Screw the roof to the side of the can and it is ready to put a "For Rent" sign out.