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8.14.2009

Craft: Altered Birdhouse Frame (Use It Challenge #23)

This week's challenge project at Use It Challenges is by Regina Jones...and it offers the following criteria:

1. What is old is new again...break out those really old papers
2. The eyes have it...use some eyelets
3. Neglected stamps...use a stamp you haven't used in about 6 months
4. Use a non-scrappy item

For this project, I got out an unfinished wood birhouse picture frame {criteria 4} I've been wanting to decorate to put on the door to my daughter's (The Mess Maker's) room. This was the perfect opportunity to get it done! I painted it white and adhered an old sheet of polka dot paper (old as in 2004!) {criteria #1} to the front. Then I added a strip of snipped green paper for "grass" at the bottom.

I used my Cricut for the branch and bird diecuts (Home Decor Cartridge) and embellished the bird. I added flowers to the front, using turquoise eyelets {criteria 2} for the flower centers. To finish, I stamped "Hello" and added a floral stamp (which I JUST found a couple of days ago!) at the bottom of the frame {criteria #3}.

It makes a nice door decoration to tell whose room it is...and incorporates one of the Mess Maker's favorite things (right now)...birdhouses!!! :)

4 comments:

Regina said...

It turned out beautifully! Thanks for playing along!

rae said...

ok, this is absolutely DARLING!! what a fabulous take on this week's Use It! challenge!! thanks for playing along :)
~rae

Regan said...

aaaaah. just adorable

Deanna said...

So super cute!