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Monday, March 7, 2011

A Kind of Bird Thingy Candle Project

A quick trip to the Dollar Tree this weekend gave me an idea
 for a little Spring candle scape on the cheap.
First, shop the house for a few supplies.
You'll need a large shallow bowl or platter.
Depending on the size of your vessel, three bags of these moss rocks, $1 per bag.
A couple of colorful little birds.
Some sphagnum moss as a base, right off the potting bench.
And a vase to serve as a hurricane. The moss will keep it steady.
Now ready for the complicated instructions?
Pile the moss rocks around the vase.
The birds are wired. Bend one wire into fourths so your little feathered friend can perch on the hurricane.

There we go.
Bend the other bird's wire in half and nestle him down in the rocks.
Add a candle leftover from your Autumn displays.
Light the candle, then grab a cheap piece of poster board your fabulously high tech background and do an unnecessarily detailed amount of photos to highlight this labor intensive and expensive project.
 We'll just park it here in the hallway.
$4 at the Dollar Tree and odds and ends from around the house add up to a quick shot of Spring.
This took all of ten minutes, honestly, so it's very simple.

And let's add this table to the list of furniture we still need to paint, shall we?


lisbonlioness said...

Noooooo, don't paint the table! It looks so pretty with the wooden bowl and the moss! <3

Musings from Kim K. said...

Don't you just all the staging that is required for crafting tutorial photos...hee hee. Very fun project. A few of those birds have recently come home with me for Easter projects.

Happy Monday!

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

Time out! You're decorating WITHOUT shells? :) Just kidding. I really like this, especially the mossy rocks.

Jenni said...

That looks great. I was at the Dollar Tree the other day and saw something that reminded me of you. I don't remember now what it was but it was in your trademark aqua or green (Do you have those trademarked? You should.) Sorry if that is weird.

Sherri B. said...

Very nice and simple. Love the moss balls..very realistic...Have a good one.

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

I think Im having a love affair with moss this year. Im seeing it everywhere and its so beautiful

j said...

I love your project buuuuuut... it's that jar of chalk that caught my eye! I have a big container of sidewalk chalk sitting out in the garage. I am SO copying you.

Sally said...

I love it. Perfect for spring. :) Is that a chalkboard wall I spy next to that dresser? You're a woman after my own heart!

Tina said...

clever idea and perfect for spring.

pretty paper posies

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

So pretty and Spring-y! I need to hit up DT!

Meg said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! I'm definitely stealing this idea :D BTW I've had the same white cabinet for about 10 years, we've used it in so many ways over the years. The best idea I had for it was turning it into a litter box cabinet :D

Anonymous said...

Beautiful...and I love the sidewalk chalk too. What fun spring decor.

Unknown said...

Oh, nice job! I love the green moss with that wooden bowl - such a great nature-y texture and vibe! I really should try my hand at using it in some Spring decor this year - however, with a snowstorm getting ready to pummel us tonight, it doesn't feel too much like Spring yet! lol


Heather said...

You can stick a little bird on anything, and I instantly fall in love! Wonderful!!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

So fresh and springy! I love those mossy rocks! It looks great next to the vaseful of chalk.

Decor To Adore said...

What a lovely vignette! I adore the birds.

Have a wonderful Fat Tuesday!

Carrie said...

Stealing your idea. Sorry. Those moss balls are perfect, consider yourself robbed! I'm off to the Dollar Store...

Unknown said...

LOVE your little birdies! And so quick and easy! How come I can't come up with projects like that?!?!? TFS!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I love the wood bowl! What a cute vignette! I love the entire hallway arrangement.

Anonymous said...

cUte! could totally see this on a front porch!

Marianne said...

That is a really nice arrangement. I also like the vase full of chalk, it really reminds of spring and summer. Now to hunt for something similar for the lunch I am to host soon. Thank you for sharing.

Sew Can Do said...

Love it! And definitely needed to inspire for spring. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

Unknown said...

Love the rutic bowl and the bird thingy is pretty cute too. :) Thank you for sharing your great project by linking up to my blog bash K.I.S.S. @ The Tattered Tag. Please remember tomorrow is another fun blog bash, so drop by and link up more of your creativity! :)

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AllieMakes! said...

Very cute! Love the bright birds!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Katherine said...

This just looks like Spring! Love it on that hall table with the chalk. Thanks for linking up!

Megan Gunyan said...

I like the natural wood with the birds and moss! It's a "natural" effect, right? It looks lovely! Great $1 store craft! said...

Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara