Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The butcher, the baker…

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When Barb at The Everyday Home first proposed this Dollar Store Challenge, I said, “Yes, ma’am!”
I may not have been thrilled with a candlestick, initially, but I decided to do something that wasn’t candlestick-y.

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I used freezer paper to make a pattern, tracing around a bowl and a mug.
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…added a tail, then ironed it onto fabric.  I decided to use the wrong side of the fabric as the outside, with the right side of the fabric for wings.

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I added a little triangular piece to make the bird rounder.
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A gold felt diamond becomes a beak, and two little black buttons are sewn on for eyes.  A piece of lace was sewn around the neck, and two wings were hot glued to the body.

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A Chobani yogurt cup

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was cut down

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and hot-glued to the candlestick.

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A hole was cut in the center, so that

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the bird could be glued in securely.

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Spanish moss was glued along the base of the yogurt cup, and trimmed to look like a nest.


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Worms not included!

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16 comments:

  1. aw, so cute! these would be adorable at different heights on a mantle!

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  2. So cute. Does his appearance mean spring is imminent? I sure hope so!

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  3. I walked around the Dollar Tree with one of these candlesticks for 20 minutes on Saturday waiting for inpiration and it never came so I left without...but this is super cute!

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  4. He is so cute. I had planned on joining y'all on the candlestick tour, but I had nothing! Sat there and stared at the candlestick for a good two weeks and still nothing. Looking forward to seeing what people who actually creative are doing with it :)

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  5. That is adorable! I've seen a couple others doing this for the 'party' and I'll have to go over to check it out. I love your little bird.
    Debbie :)

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  6. Oh that's so cut what a great idea, very easter I think!

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  7. That is too cute. Reminds me of something my grandmother would have whipped up. (That's who I learned from.)
    Very creative, Kirbs.

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  8. Well how cute is that?!! You know, I love it when you craft and you should do more! I also love that you used something that would otherwise have been trash. Mel calls it Trash-chic!

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  9. Love it! So Tweet :) pinned for later, I need several of these!

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  10. In my very best Deep Throat voice (the one from Watergate not the porn movie) you are The Candlestick Maker.

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  11. Well how adorable is that? Great job! ~Tammy

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  12. Kirby, your bird is light a breath of fresh spring air! Love, love, love it! May have to try my hand at making some of these birds! Pinning!

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  13. Holy poo! That's adorable!!!

    -andi

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  14. Oh Kirby,
    How freakin' cute is this bird. I love it.
    tammy

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