Friday, August 23, 2013

KLD Weekend Whimsy - Altered Bird Houses

Thanks for stopping by and checking out today's Weekend Whimsy! I had so much fun using my Kiwi Lane templates and the adorable paper collection "Sweet Tart" by Jinger Adams! I love the fun bright colors Sweet Tart has to offer that I've already creating various scrapbook layouts with this collection. For todays Weekend Whimsy I altered 3 wooden bird houses. 

I started out painting the bird houses with a few coats of Vintage White acrylic paint. I then decided on which Kiwi Lane templates and Sweet Tart papers I wanted to use on each of the bird houses.

Here's a look at the painted bird houses.

Here's a look at all 3 completed bird houses using Kiwi Lane templates and the Sweet Tart paper collection. 
I'm so thrilled with the way all 3 bird houses turned out! The Sweet Tart paper collection was perfect for altering these bird houses!!! I can't wait to display them around my house!

Kiwi Lane templates used to decorate these birdhouses include: Rings 1, Rings 2, 
Wildflower 1T,2T, 3T, Spook Alley 1A,  and Tiny Tags 1T

I wanted to create a fun ruffled skirt on the tall bird house so I used Spook Alley 1A  and I accordion folded and glued each fold to create a ruffle skirt.

I also created some fun rolled flowers as embellishments on the base of the tall bird house using Rings 2.

Look at how adorable this bird house looks with the fun ruffled skirt and the colorful rolled flowers!

To add a bit of whimsy to the smaller bird houses I used Wildflower 3T and Wildflower 1T to create the decorative panels on the roof of the bird houses.

To dress up all 3 of the bird houses I used some of the Sweet Tart Glitter Die-Cut Icons to add that bit of whimsy and sparkle. 

I had so much fun creating these colorful bird houses and I hope I have inspired you today to think out the box and to alter something fun and colorful for your home.

Happy Scrapping!


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  2. These are darling! What a unique idea :) We have lots of bird houses however we have to be really careful with regards to feeding them ~ we have bear in our yard:) Enjoy your weekend!


  3. Painting it white first before designing it maybe help the decorations to stand out more. Good post.