Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Bird House / Altered Book Project

The silly story behind this project:

I've been working on getting ready for the State Fair, A few years ago my daughter and I started entering some of our crafts into the fair, it's now become sort of an addiction!  LOL  I decided to do another altered book project, problem is, I had no clue what I wanted to do.  I could remember my mom taking old magazines or maybe it was phone books and making angels from them...So, I started with that idea.  I grabbed two Sports Illustrated Magazines that my boyfriend hasn't even looked at...(he never really does, he is usually too busy watching sports on TV to read about them in some magazine!  LOL).  Pretty soon I was going nuts gluing things to this.  I had some larger flowers I got from Wild Orchid Crafts that are just a tad bit too big for card projects, a spool of string pearls, and a ton of other items I had laying around in my craft room, a lot of which came from a co-worker.  After I got everything all glued on I went to pick it up, not even thinking it would be flimsy...well duh, it is paper!  So after some self deliberation, I decided to make a trip down to the Idaho Youth Ranch (a second hand store) to see if I could find some kind of plate or platter to put it onto.  I found this nice heavy pie/cake platter.  It has an internal crack inside the glass near the edge so I talked them down on it and only paid a dollar... (Normally I don't barter at a second hand store, but this was broken and I wasn't sure it would work.  LOL)  After gluing my project to the platter I thought it looked sort of boring...well, the thing itself wasn't, it was crazy busy!  haha...  I decided to add a few flowers, some gems and some string pearls all around it.  I decided to share this 'thing' on Facebook and some friends told me it was a pretty "Birdhouse", so, I'm going with it!  Yep, this here thing is a "bird house"!  haha  I hope the judges at the fair like it!




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