So Hurricane Irene left us fairly home bound this weekend and my daughters and I quickly saw it as an opportunity for creativity. We made quite a few projects, but I'll share this one today.
More important than the final product (which we adore!) is the fact that we all worked together and had a lot of fun...
When it was done, I said, "I want to live THERE" and quickly realized I do!
Nothing like appreciating what you have when you have it.
My favorite Hurricane Project:
We had an unfinished birdhouse, log cabin style (!) (Michael's) and a candlestick holder that I bought at the thrift store for 99 cents.
We got out some leftover paint, sandpaper, modge podge (our fav!) scrapbook paper and fun little fabric flowers and got to work.
First we painted the birdhouse and candlestick holder a light violet (after sanding just a bit).
Once dry, we did a third coat in white.
The purple peeked through a bit, but we sanded some spots to allow a bit more purple to come on through and give an aged shabby chic look (we love purple!).
Next, we glued the house to the candlestick holder (now officially called a birdhouse base).
Then we decided what to write on the birdhouse (Welcome Home won by a small margin over Home Sweet Home) with cut out scrapbook paper. We glued on the letters (cut out after using a stencil)and decoupaged them on for safekeeping.
(Truth be told, we initially wrote the words in plain white, but after the piece was complete we all voted to redo with a more colorful option)
A few fabric flowers were glued on because we love flowers (don't mind our breakfast in the background)...
Then we placed it in the entryway of our apartment so we could feel welcome everytime we came home... So far it's working well.
Fun to make and fun to come home to!
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