Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Bird Cage

I haven't decided if I will join in on Where Bloggers Create this year because my art room hasn't changed much since last year. If I am, I need to change up a few things.  Step one is the birdcage I told you about in this recent post.  I think I have figured out a spot for it.
You know how I am about using what I have for projects so last night I gathered up birdies, cut some branches off the lilac tree and dug an old bag of reindeer moss out of the shed.  The moss was so old it had faded to grey so I spilled it out on the lawn and dunked the chunks in some watered-down Sulpher Green Dyna Flo.  I had the mojo going so I didn't even wait for it to dry completely.  We'll see how THAT works out.  It is a read birdcage so the bottom slides out so I was able to arrange the branches inside with just tension holding them in place.  I used hot glue (set on low, thank you very much) to attach the nest, birds and moss. I grabbed a ceramic bird off the top of my refrigerator to ground the arrangement.
Now on to clearing out the spot for it's new home!

11 comments:

Annette said...

The birdies look happy in their new home. Anxious to see where you put it.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It looks wonderful, what a great way to use what you already have. Your sweet bird cage puts both of mine to shame. One is completely naked and the other has a lone bird and nest. Thanks for the inspiration.

Patty Antle said...

What a fun project Kathy. Looks pretty.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Tweet!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, your birdcage turned out wonderful. Love how you used elements you already had on hand for the details. The ceramic bird really does give a focal point. This is going to be a gorgeous accent in your home or creative space. Hope you join in again for WBC. You know there will be others who have not seen your space so even if you did not change anything it will still be new.
Have a great week!!
Hugs

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh its so very cute Kathy!! Great idea to use what you have, I would like to make one of these, too cute! :) xo Holly

Annette said...

It's awesome, Kathy! I LOVE that you put birds on the outside too. Now I want one for my sewing room, lol.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Your bird cage is adorable, yes we have tons of goodies lying around to do that project!! I don't think I will do the bloggers create this year either as nothing has changed!

Carol

Maureen said...

Awesome birdcage Kathy! Love how some have escaped... ;)

Even if nothing has changed, I hope you still participate in WBC - there are always new visitors that would love to see your space!

My Garden Diaries said...

Now I could have fun with this friend! What a beautiful piece you have created! Using what you have is key and you have done it beautifully! Happy weekend to you! Nicole xo

Art and Sand said...

So sweet.

Even if you creative space hasn't changed much, there will be new people reading about your space. I think of the party as a way to make new friends - that's where I met you.