Today is my day off, I work every other day, so 2 days one week, 3 days the next and repeat! Last week on one of my days off we stopped at Michael’s to pick some things up and Wesley just randomly asked to go see the bird houses. He said he wanted to get one so I figured we’d run with it.
We grabbed some sealer to spray over it once it was painted and some birdseed to fill it with. He started by painting over the windows, which I had covered in tape, but he was really into it. After some redirecting, he got the hang of it and was painting the wood. He started with blue paint but I wandered off to put Nate down for a nap he ended up pouring some pink and white into it and stirring it up. So it ended up mostly purple.
After many, many coats of varathane I figured it was good enough and we filled it with food and I hung it outside. Then I had to move it so we could see it from the kitchen window and avoid going out into the freezing cold. I haven’t seen a bird at it yet but hopefully someone will notice it’s there soon!
I’ve actually been feeling creative for a long time now, however, there are 2 little life forms in my house thatkeep me from getting down to my craft room! So while I’ve been waiting to start my blog for a time when I could sew something, for a post fitting of the name, I’ve decided to go ahead and start with something I’ve crafted from a while back.
my fall wreath
I managed to get down to the basement last night and dig out the Halloween decorations. While I was poking around I found a wreath I made last year that I had totally forgotten about. It was quick, easy and best of all super cheap to make. Then today, while getting lost on the internet, I stumbled upon a tutorial advising you to think outside the box when you buy supplies and take a moment to see the potential in what might appear strange or even ugly at first. That’s exactly how this project came to be!
funky, cute little bird nest with eggs
I was browsing at Michael’s and found the floral decorations in a clearance bin. I think I bought about 5 and they came to less than a dollar each. I pulled them all apart down to just their decorations and wire and then fit them to the wreath and twisted the wires craftily in behind the branches. Et voila! For definitely less than $10 (don’t remember what the wreath cost but I’m sure I used one of those handy 40% off coupons) I have a beautiful fall wreath!
the multicoloured ribbons used to hang the wreath