I have been wanting to make a bird cage forever and I finally made one! :) I made over a year ago and I have it hanging in my scrapbook room-so I thought it was time for another one.
I am submitting this little cage into the following challenges:
Alter It at Let's Scrap
Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp Challenge
Challenge #22 Anything Goes at Inkspirational
I started with one of these paper mache boxes. It measures 2 and 3/4 inches across the bottom so it isn't big. I gessoed both pieces but I just used the top for my bird cage.
Here's my bird cage! I used my crop-a-dile and punched 6 holes in the lip of the lid. I painted it too, but the flowers covered it up so that doesn't matter as much. The flowers are a ribbon from Tim Holtz that come white but I colored them with worn lipstick distress stain (my new favorite color!)
I put the wires in and kind of looped the ends through the holes. Then I glued the flower ribbon on. The cage part can be a bit challenging at times. You have to let go of perfection and go for whimsical. LOL :) I used Glossy Accents for all of my gluing needs.
I put some white fibers in the very bottom and then put the fun colorful curly fibers on top. The chick is a little Easter egg left in my son's toy box from past Easter egg hunts. I don't think he will miss it ;) This little chick was inspired by Pinterest. You can see the original chicky here.
I glued eyes and a feather on. I made the beak out of orange cardstock.
I had the sequin strain from some ribbons that Michaels sold many years ago. It was from a Peter Rabbit collection I think.
Here's a close up of this little guy.
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