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Nomishona
« on: April 14, 2010 02:56:29 PM »



I am so proud of these!  I was inspired by Silvana's wedding invitations (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342865.0)

These are above my bed.  That wall has been empty and blue for the past 10 months and I've been wanting to decorate it forever but I have no money, so I figured I'd make something with stuff I already have. 

The black frames were from painting canvases from a stupid painting class I had to take in college (we had to pay $500+ for supplies just to learn how to paint squares).  I ripped the canvases off and there was a nice wood frame that I painted black. 

The birds were fun to make.  I found bird silhouettes on Google that I liked, printed them out to use as a stencil.  I then traced the silhouette onto a Cheerio box and cut them out.  For the music on the birds, I first coffee dyed the paper so it isn't just white.  When the paper dried I printed piano sheet music onto them, which were cut into strips and glued to the birds.  The birds were then hot glued to the frames and I used wooden dowels glued to the back of the birds for extra support.

At this point I thought I was done, but it looked too empty, so I stapled yarn to the frames which gave them a birdcage feel.

I then stapled black lace to hang the frames by, and added a bow to hide the screw that was used to hang them up.

So technically I didn't have to pay for anything (right now, I did earlier), so it was free art!  I am in love with these Smiley

Close up of the left one:


Close up of the right one (it really is straight on the wall, I just had my camera crooked):
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010 03:05:35 PM »

These are amazing.  I love them so much!
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010 06:13:30 PM »

I love birds!
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010 06:25:43 PM »

These are beautiful! *wisted*
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010 07:51:39 PM »

I am COMPLETELY in LOVE with these, they are GORGEOUS!!!! You SHOULD be VERY proud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2010 08:30:28 PM »

That's one of the most amazing free projects I've ever seen! Let's see. I have yarn. LOTS of yarn.  I have the ability to print out sheet music. I have a few empty photo frames and we won't even talk about how many empty cereal boxes there are here.  Why didn't I think of this when I have everything sitting here??? 

Thanks for the great idea!  Hope you don't mind if I duplicate it!

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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2010 09:00:54 PM »

That's one of the most amazing free projects I've ever seen! Let's see. I have yarn. LOTS of yarn.  I have the ability to print out sheet music. I have a few empty photo frames and we won't even talk about how many empty cereal boxes there are here.  Why didn't I think of this when I have everything sitting here??? 

Thanks for the great idea!  Hope you don't mind if I duplicate it!



I dont mind at all!  It was really easy to make Smiley  Post a picture if you do make one!!


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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2010 06:56:48 AM »

Aw I love this!
Now this is inspiring me to use my birds as decor in my new house!
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2010 05:40:08 AM »

I honestly love this project! In fact, I just tried it out and it turned out amazing! I'm going to post pictures later.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2010 07:35:50 PM »

These are such a cute idea.
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