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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Birdie in a nest….

Today I was one crafty momma!  This sweet birdie in a nest is something I’ve thought about creating since last Christmas season! 

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I hit the “after Christmas sales” last year and set aside my crafty finds.  When we pulled out our Holiday storage bins from storage last weekend, I was excited to find the bin full of crafts to play with!

031These glitter birdies were picked up on clearance at Pottery Barn! The nest is from Ben Franklin.  The marked down glitter is from Molbacks Nursery. The vintage hymnal was found recently  local second hand store & the spray paint & glue, is just always on hand here at Fishtail Cottage.

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So to get this project started, I spray painted the nests…and then glittered the nest while they were still wet with paint.

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I then used my shredder to shred some of the pages to the hymnal for the birds nesting.

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Glued the birdie into place & allowed it to dry…

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…and the final outcome is below, isn’t he just the cutest? I’m in love with this having another little birdie here at Fishtail Cottage!

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Happy Holiday Season to you all ~ To see what I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie

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42 comments:

dr momi said...

I have to say he is cute :-)

Blondie's Journal said...

Your little birds and nests are precious, Tracie! It sounds like such a fun project, too!

Are you well on your way to the big day? I think I am finally finished shopping, then I get an idea and I am back online! lol!

Happy Holidays to you!

XO,
Jane

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love this! Glittery birds~you can't go wrong! I love them in their little nest, so cute.

~Shanon

NanaDiana said...

Tracie~ Gorgeous! I love the little birds in their nests. Please tell me no hymnals were harmed in the making of those nests!;>) xo Diana

vicki said...

Tracie - I love this sweet little sparkly bird and nest! What a great idea!! He is just perfect for the holidays!

Vicki

Kate said...

Tracie

Those birdies and nests are so amazing and beautiful what a perfect holiday sparkle item.

xoxo
Kate

Cindy said...

I love birds and your glittery creations are so sweet...love them!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i purchased those EXACT same birds at pottery barn at the end of last season as well. they are happily sitting on my tree as we speak. i just LOVE what you've created. so sweet! ;)

becauseithinkican said...

SO pretty! I love birds, and I love silver, together they are amazing!!

Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting! I wanted to make sure you got my response, so just in case, the tutorial is this: http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/2011/10/day-18-diy-distressed-canvas-photo-art.html

Take care! xo
Leanne @ because (i think) i can

Donna said...

This is just too cute, Tracie! I've got those same glittered birdies, and I just love them. You are a girl after my own heart, spray painting and glittering your nest:) And I love the shredded sheet music, too! Wouldn't a Christmas tree full of these cuties be darling?

Antiques And Teacups said...

How cute! I love the birds, but the nest is way cute! OOAK!
Ruth

Christie said...

I love the after Christmas sales! You did a great job with these!! Silly, but I only ask for money for Christmas so I can hit the specials in late Dec.! It is the hunt for a treasure but for half the price! Merry Christmas to you! Christie at three pixie lane

pink*cherub*moon said...

What a sweet little project! I love that it is so simple - instant gratification! I love it! You clever girl, you! Hugs, Leena

Barb and Dell said...

Your little glittery birdies are so cute in their nest.
Warm Christmas Wishes to you Tracie.
Barb

Rachel Pallas said...

I love it Tracie!! :) Such a sweet little decoration~ xoxo

My Profile said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment on my Oreo truffles post :)

You have a gorgeous blog, as soon as I landed on your page and saw your Banner I knew I would find a lot of interesting and gorgeous things.

I love the idea of the silver nest, I have a silver theme going on with my mantle this Christmas.

I will definitely be visiting again and will add myself as a follower.

Lee at: Leecarolineart.blogspot.com

Myric said...

Aw! This is a very cute project! Maybe this is the mommy bird for my Christmas eggs! lol

Thanks for stopping by :)

all the blessings,
Myric

Pondside said...

That's very sweet, but what I loved best of all was your delight at finding last year's bargains when you opened up your Christmas boxes.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Tracie...

Awww...your little glittery bird and nest is soooo very sweet! What a creative and talented lady you are...it turned out beautifully! Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas with us, my friend!

I'm so glad that you stopped by my place for a visit. I sooo enjoyed your sweet note...thank you!

Warmest Christmas Wishes,
Chari

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

so gorgeous!!!! i have some nests and birdies looking at me...hmmm...i know what is in store for them!!!! hugs and thank you for sharing...gorgeous blog...going over to become a new follower! hugs...

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

i am experiencing blog eye! lol!!!! i am a follower : ) hugs...

The Summer Porch said...

Good Morning Tracie ~
Very precious! I love projects such as yours, the outcome is always a delight.
I'd love to join you at Cottage Flora in the spring... See you after our long cold winter.
Merry Christmas
Hugs Rosemary...

Rusty Hinge said...

Hello Tracie, Thank-you so much for stopping by my blog and the sweet comment! I am glad you did as it has led me to your wonderful blog! I love it, especially your garden, OH your garden!! I am your newest follower as I most definitely want to come back!
Maria
www.rustyhinge.blogspot.com

Nook & Cranny said...

Beautiful bird and nest.
Better yet, all items on clearance, who doesn't love a sale.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Barb said...

So darn cute!

Karen said...

One of my favorite things are birds in nest for decor for Christmas and spring. Yours is just beautiful. It was great that you were able to score those pretty birds on clearance from PB. Thanks for visiting!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

So cute and looks lovely in silver.

Susan said...

Very cute and clever!

Terry said...

This really warms my heart.

Eclectically Vintage said...

Hi Tracie,
Thanks for stopping by and the nice comments you left about my Silver Sea and Shells Tablescape! Glad I found you - your little nest is so cute. (I bought those little PB birds as a gift last year - wish I would have kept them)! Following along.
Kelly

Honey at 2805 said...

The nests are so pretty paint silver and are the perfect resting place for your sweet little birds!

Thank you for linking to the Christmas Party at 2805!

I hope you will visit Hometalk, the generous sponsor of the $100 Pottery Barn Gift Card!

Prior said...

Tracie, glad you made your little sweet nest this year! So adorable.
I love having a project I have thought about doing and then finally get too!
Lezlee

Heaven's Walk said...

Sooooo cute, Tracie! Gotta luv those fun, easy little projects! :)

xoxo laurie

Susanne said...

Such a cute bird :)
Wish you a great weekend!

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

So sweet! And one can never have too many birds and nests. Happy Holidays!

Miss Gracie's House said...

What a pretty (and sparlkle-y) project...perfect!
Merry Christmas!
Rene'

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love it. So cute.

Lydia said...

I am jealous of your headstart on the season. Which is to say- You inspired me to get to Christmas fun!

Amy Kinser said...

Your little birdie is just beautiful. Isn't it fun to find things that you tucked away last Christmas?

Blessings. Amy

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So sweet Tracie!! Sharing this at tonights party~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Sandi said...

Too cute! I also got a bunch of birdnests with eggs in them on clearance and want to paint some white...one of these days!
Blessings~

Heaven's Walk said...

It's little crafts like this that make me want to run out to the craft store and load up my cart, Tracie! :) Glitter bird turned out so sweet! Merry Christmas to you!

xoxo laurie