So the other day, I was wandering through Cost Plus World Market. One of my most favorite stores. And then I spotted this guy.
I thought he was so darling! The problem was, he was a bit on the small side and a bit on the pricier size. So I decided to give it a whirl and make my own. Today I want to share that with you! I know so many of us are out there looking for DIY Christmas ideas and decorations, but I really wanted a wreath to go all winter long. It’s pictured inside because it was dark when I took the photos, but the little birdie will get a more permanent home on my front door! Before I forget, this is the last installment of the Holidays Made Easy Blog Series. Can you believe this week went by so fast? Be sure to scroll to the bottom and see all the superb wreaths the other talented bloggers created for you! So let’s get started on how you to can make this easy wreath!
He’s a cutie, huh? Would you believe I made this for free? Well for under $3. But that’s pretty close!
The wreath? Not so cute. He was my most expensive purchase. I paid a whooping $2 for him at the thrift store. I think they should have paid me that for taking off the hideous flowers that had made their way onto it. I know your thankful for me not showing you a picture of the hideousness.
I got to work on trying to recreate the “snow / glitter” effect. I used folk art chunky glitter and a sponge brush. It always paints on white, but dries much clearer. I probably should have done 2 or 3 coats, but I was impatient. (I had the glitter paint in hand, don’t recall how much?)
I used 2 of these holiday picks from the Hobby Lobby floral Christmas department. They say $3.99 on them, but you can get them half off. I got mine at 80 % off, so wow, cheap! See how I actually folded the pick part back on itself? There really is no where to shove it on that wreath, but I wanted it to make it more sturdy (basically I knew I couldn’t cut that off, I’m not a muscle woman).
Then I laid it on one side of the wreath, to the right of the middle. I used wire floral ribbon twisted over and over to secure it. It’s hard to see those 2 wires coming out right before I wrapped it, but they are there.I did the same thing with the other one, but facing the other way. Then I got distracted and forgot to take pictures of me attaching the bird and the pom poms. GENIUS! Anyhow, I used a super complicated method. Maybe you’ve heard of it? Hot glue! Real technical my friends! Just be sure to be safe with those fingers, those guns are hot! Also, I paid 10 cents for the bird a year or so ago at Target during the Christmas clearance spectacular. The pom poms I've had in my craft stash for 10 + years?
I think he’s pretty cute. What do you think? Good knock off or no way Jose?
I’m sad to say goodbye to the Holidays Made Easy Blog Series. April at Illistyle was so amazing! I hope she does it again next year! Be sure to stop by and tell her how much you enjoyed it.
I’m so thankful to have participated with all these fabulous ladies!
If you need more Holiday inspiration, check out these ladies awesome creations