I probably should have been out doing yard work, but instead I had a laid back day with the family, sat on my rear end and did some crafts.
I made some felt cookies for Cutecumber's tea parties. These were sew easy (pun intended) that I plan on doing more items. Maybe a pizza, cinnamon roll, cupcake..
Speaking of Cutecumber, look at this pic I took yesterday of my two little girls watching Daddy water the yard:
Then I made this little "nest frame" for under $2! I think it turned out pretty cute! I got my inspiration HERE. (Can you believe I remembered to save the site and not just the pic?)
Here are the step by steps..
I found the shadow box for $.69 and the little Christmas tree topper for $.59 during this thrifty shopping trip. I only want to use the bird. I picked up the candle stick yesterday at the Salvation army for $. 39. It was actually a little difficult to find one with a narrow top for my little frame, but I found it! The little wooden "man" was going to be a finial on top of the whole thing, but I didn't like it in the end. The sheet music was printed right off of the computer, although I did give it a yellowed background for some "age". And actually, the music doesn't match the title (Three little birds) because I thought this sheet music was prettier lol
Next, I disassembled the frame so I could paint it. I only needed the bird off the tree topper and it pulled off easily. I also took the candle holding piece off of the stick. Then I took them outside to paint.
For the eggs, I used some leftover Easter candy. This was probably the hardest part of the project. The kids kept eating the candy I had set aside and I had to have 3 matching pieces. They were also a lot harder to paint that I expected. I used acrylic and it worked fine, the hard part was holding them and getting it on every side without coating my fingers in paint. Mission impossible. My fingers were coated in paint.
I hot glued them in a nest of Dollar Tree moss, and trimmed my sheet music to fit the frame. I brushed on a little brown acrylic paint here and there for a more aged look.
Last, I felt it still needed something, and I didn't take pictures of this part, but I cut a butterfly shape out of the left over sheet music, and glued it to card stock (aka, an old birthday card) for sturdiness. I highlighted the edges and middle with a black marker, bent it to give it a more "raised" look and stuck it on with double sided tape. Then I hot glued the nest in the frame, glued the frame to the candle stick, added the bird and Boo to the yah it was done! I have to say it is so much cuter in person. It looks really washed out in this picture.
Here is a bonus pic of the Scientist being forced to wear a yoda hat as entertainment for mom while she waited for the paint to dry.
I wonder if this will make it into his graduation montage?