Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pretty Framed Bird

I'm so boring. I have lost all creativity. You can tell that in the title of this post. BO-RING! But you know what? That's what this post is about, so...I guess I can get away with not being witty.

Exactly two years ago, I posted about some projects I was doing, one of which was this pretty frame with some sand dollars from Gulf Shores, Alabama.When I first made this, using a clearance frame from Hobby Lobby, I hot glued sand dollars to black felt. It was beautiful. Until it got dusty. Mm-hmm. Did you know that dust sticks to felt like velcro sticks to...well, everything?

So, I took the felt out. I tried to take the sand dollars off, but as gently as I tried, I ended up breaking the back of the first one I took off. I may just cut around the glue and leave it intact. I'd rather have that than broken sand dollars. They're already so fragile.

Anyway, The fact I'm posting about something new two years later is totally coincidental. I just happened to go to Michael's this week where I found some beautiful three-dimensional stickers. I didn't know what I was going to do with them, but I couldn't pass them up. Plus, they were on sale. Bonus!

When I got home, I started thinking about that frame that was just sitting there all by its lonesome. So, using some scrapbooking paper I had picked up while at Michael's, I put the frame back into use. I think it's so pretty. It's sitting on my bird shelf, which is actually my piano.

Here it is sitting in my guest room, which is, at the moment, my Mom's room. But it quickly moved to the piano, where the rest of the bird things are.

I will post pictures soon of my bird shelf (piano). I can't believe how quickly I've amassed such a sweet collection! I did it sort of without realizing that's what I was going for. I mean, I knew I loved birds, but didn't realize how well everything was going together.

Isn't he pretty? It makes me smile.

Linking up with Everything Etsy's "I made it!" blog party!


Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

I see why you would smile...very cute and creative. :)

I framed a shark's tooth that one of my boys found.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That's a 3-D sticker??? I love this, Heather! I've been a little uninspired, but I think it's because I am stuck on one project that I really want to complete.

Sassy Sites! said...

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Darlene said...

Oh, I LOVE that!! So simple yet so CUTE!!! Great job!♥

Tammy said...

Very cute!

Richella said...

You're such a cutie! And so is your darling little bird. That's a STICKER? Seriously??

Maybe you like birds so much because you're a songbird yourself. You think?

Sea of Dreams said...

What a great project! Sweet and simple...a perfect accent for any room.

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Unknown said...

I love them both! So simple yet so beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

What a cute idea! This is adorable.
Thank you for stopping by and the sweet comment on my dresser! Nice to "meet" you.