Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It's a bird!

My mom's birthday was yesterday and I always struggle with what to get her. So, a few months ago she pinned this picture( http://misswhit-tany.blogspot.com/2010/05/what-to-do-with-blank-canvas.html) that she liked while she was on Pinterest. Bingo!!! I found the PERFECT gift for her!

After I got up enough nerve to destroy an old book I had, this project turned into a lot of fun. I used Mod Podge and glued all the torn book pages to a 16 x 20 canvas that I picked up at Wal-Mart. After that dried overnight, I got out my new Cricut Expressions (thanks babe!) and cut out 5 of these super cute birds. I used Mod Podge again (maybe my new best friend) and glued down a ribbon for a branch, the birds and chipboard letters that I had colored with a marker.

This is what I ended up with....


I decided to go one step further and make some little birds that I copied from here (http://charcoalandcrayons.blogspot.com/2011/04/scrappy-sparrows.html). I followed the directions and this is what I came up with.

Too cute!

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