Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentine Love Birds Crafty Sisters

I don't know what it is about Love Birds~but I can't get enough of bird themed Valentines!
I knew this month I wanted to make something with birds and this weekend as
I was watching a show with a Valentines Day dance I was inspired what to do.
I've always disliked how this holiday seems to be only about 2 people in love....
My true life love story isn't just me and my hubby, it includes our little girl too!

So here's our family of little Love Birds~Love Is Tweet Bird Cage!
I first cut out my little shapes from 3/4" MDF.  That is my favorite wood to cut out of.
It's easy to cut, easy to paint, too dusty for my taste but it works great!

I predrilled my holes, sanded down my sides and then did a base coat of Americana Light Buttermilk paint.
Using a few scraps left over from previous projects I then covered my birds with cute papers.
Don't forget to add some eye balls!
Using thick fencing wire I then created my bird cage.  Each end is threaded through the base and curled over so it won't slip through.  You can find this wire in the fencing department at Home Depot for less than $5 and the roll will last you forever
Once all the wires were in place I took a shorter piece of wire and wrapped it through the top to create some stability.  With some of the excess wire I was able to thread on a little heart finial topper.

Just tie on some cute ribbons and print a cute little label off the computer, adorn it with some glitter and you are good to go!


4 comments:

Krystal said...

How adorable!!! I love the birdcage. I've never seen anything like that. And I totally agree, the real love stories are about families. :) Too cute!

Krystal said...

How adorable!!! I love the birdcage. I've never seen anything like that. And I totally agree, the real love stories are about families. :) Too cute!

sylvie jolie said...

love wood and paper as you
so i love your blog
have na nice day

Melinda said...

Seriously cute! The cage is so creative and the birds are adorable.