I’m not really a collector of anything other than projects I never seem to get around to completing. I’m sure you understand. However, if I was a collector, it would most likely be of miniature cuteness of all kinds. No discrimination here. If it’s small, I’ll most likely love it. Just not enough to keep it. While I can’t say I collect birds, I have a whopping 6 bird figurines hanging out in my “chandelier” so to me, I have a collection.
My two favorites are a couple of metal vintage birds that are actually Christmas ornaments. They’re just perfect for my Spring basket!
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Materials I used
- Small Basket
- Blue Spray Paint
- Thin Craft Sticks
- Thicker Craft Sticks
- Multi-Tool (similar to this)
- Acryclic Paint
- Foam Paintbrush
- Faux Branches/Twigs
- Faux Flowers
- Hot Glue Gun
- Glue Sticks
- Decorative Birds
I have a bunch of various sized wooden craft sticks. The sticks, that look like popsicle sticks, are definitely not as thick and are pretty flimsy but, work perfectly to make a little white picket fence. They can also be snipped with scissors so long as you cut them slowly and firmly. The longer ones are sturdy and square shaped, not round.
I cut the two longer sticks/dowels down to size using a multi-tool saw blade and it is SHARP. I also cut it on top of some scrap wood so I didn’t ruin the table. We’ve talked about our favorite small DIY tools before and this is definitely one of them.
Then I just laid the smaller sticks across the longer sticks to eyeball where I should cut them. I just used scissors for these. I did sand the sticks a bit if there were any splinters.
I removed all the craft sticks and painted them white.
Once dry, I began gluing.
I’ve had this faux twig in my stash and it’s about a foot tall so I cut it down to size to create a tree from the top of the basket to the bottom. I also had some faux dollar store violets I glued to the tree. Of course, real branches could be used.
For stability I also glued a smaller piece perpendicular to the tree. It’s the perfect perch for one of the birdies.
Then I simply clamped the birds in, stood back and smiled. I debated on adding more but, I like the minimalistic approach. What would you add to it?
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