Aloha hummingbirds! I have been wanting to build a hummingbird perch for awhile. Finally did it today and of course I had to include a few shells to make the local backyard tiki gods happy. Let's see if it works.
Cruising through catalogs the other day and I saw almost this exact same ornament (the only difference was the color of the middle shell) for 25.00 but shipping and handling. Well, of course being crafty I said, "Dude, I can so make this!" and that's just what I did and I think I did it better!
My whole piece cost about 7.00. I am going to hang it to where the sun hits the crystal and I can have a rainbow at my house at all times. I might make some other with different shells for the back yard.
I have been mixing up my backyard style this year and decided I needed some new pillows. I stitched this one up and did slight tinting afterwards, instead of before stitching, because I wanted a weathered, more textured feel to it. I really like the way it turned out.
Guys! Seriously! You need to make these. They are so easy and turn out beautiful! I had fun making them for the Craftster's Quickies. I didn't think it was possible to brighten up these flowers anymore but the buttons really pushed it over the edge.
You can also use button flowers for wedding bouquets.