Saturday, 22 November 2014

The Perfect Birdhouse! What do you think?

A little while ago I was given a couple of boxes filled with matching tea cups and saucers.  They weren't anything special as in expensive sets.  They were just the kind that come with inexpensive dish sets.  I knew that I would never use that many but wanted to repurpose them somehow so they wouldn't be wasted.  I decided to try and make something with them.  For a couple of months now I've been purchasing those little wooden birdhouses that all of the craft stores are selling.  You know the ones that are selling for a dollar or close to it.  Anyway I had lots of cups and saucers and lots of birdhouses so why not combine them and make something decorative and pretty.  Many of the birdhouses came with a loop of cord coming out of the top so they could be hung.  I wasn't able to remove the cord so I just pushed it back inside the hole of the birdhouse.  Hubby helped me out by attaching dowels to the birdhouses so that I could have the birdhouses sitting inside the teacup. 
They were attached to the teacup with oasis (green foam that florists use) and E6000.  The top was covered with Spanish moss to hide the workings.  I covered the birdhouse with paper and then used ribbons, flowers and whatever else I had on hand to make it look as pretty as I could.  I have a picture here of 2 of them.  I thought they turned out really pretty.  What do you think? 

 

5 comments:

Marilyn said...

Beautiful!!

Karen S said...

Marianne.. I always love your cards because you put so much love in them and it always shows... but i must say these birdhouses are stunning. I am at a loss of words.. the arrangements are awesome! how incredibly creative of you! <3

Marianne Grimbly said...

Thank you Marilyn. Karen I can't tell you how much your encouragement and support mean to me. Love you!

Cely said...

they are so so sooo cute, marianne!

Marianne Grimbly said...

Thanks Cely!