Today I want to share a home decor item that you can make in a matter of minutes that's perfect for Thanksgiving. I love birds year round. Okay, maybe not real ones in my house because I am a bit of a neat freak but I love the sight of them. Have I ever shared my bird story? Oh it was horrible! One night quite a bit ago, I was laying in bed and I heard this terrible thud and what sounded like nails on a blackboard. It scared the dickens out of me. I went to investigate where it came from and could see no visible damage that evening. The next day, I walked around my house and again spied nothing. We left to go on vacation the following day and I completely forgot about the noise. 10 days go by and we return refreshed, slightly tan, and lots of dirty laundry. I separate all the laundry and head to the laundry room to get a load started. One load washes and I throw it in the dryer and start another load. I hear the dryer buzzer go off so I open the door and this foul stench almost knocks me down. I gasped for air and shut the door quickly. I called my husband and said, "we have a problem!" To which he replied, "Call a repairman in." I was a wreck to say the least. I knew then what had happened. I was so adamant about getting the problem resolved right there and then, that I pulled the dryer free and removed the dryer vent work. Out fell a black crow! I screamed and ran from the room. I waited an hour before gathering enough nerve to go collect it up and dispose of it. Then I ran out to Lowe's to grab new duct vent for the dryer. Ughh! I hope he/she didn't suffer. I can still hear the sound from that night it occurred. Hence my apprehension to birds in my house. I like to see them out in nature enjoying life. Not the way I experienced it.
Long post later, I am sharing my bird cage dressed up and ready to greet visitors to my home in my entryway. I don't have many Thanksgiving decorative items I found this orange birdcage at Michael's and thought it was too cute to pass up.
I used a tag with a SRM sticker and rhinestones. The flowers are Prima, Martha Stewart seam binding, and tulle.I added some moss and a orange bird with leaves and a pine cone.
Another side view.
The challenges for my project are:
Die Cuts R Us: #65 Alter It
Hodge Podge: Anything Goes
Paper Issues: Thanksgiving
Penny's: Alter It
TSTR: #36 "What are you thankful for" based off this picture: