Friday, February 20, 2009

Smokin' Deal on Birds!

I am in love with these cutie patootie birds! Aren't they the cutest? They come in a pack of 12 for $1.99 at Michael's...yeah, I know, super cheap! Of course...they don't come this way straight from the store. They are those fiberboard unfinished wood thingies. All I did was flip the bird upside down and trace it onto the back of cute scrapbook paper...cut it out...then mod podge it onto the front of the bird...wait for it to dry...then give it a few good coats of mod podge on the top to seal.

eAsY PeAsY!

I am not quite finished with them yet, though. Mine need one more coat of mod podge, and then I'm gonna hot glue a cute vintage button on each one for an eye. I'm much too impatient to wait to show you the finished product. I couldn't wait to share my good deal with ya'll. If you're looking for a fun, cheap, easy weekend project...this is it. I have lots of different ideas rolling around in this crazy head of mine as to what I'm gonna do with these little birdies. I'm thinking a baby mobile, some cute pencil cups, more dollar store plaques, and baby shower party favors. Let me know if you give these a try. I'd love to see what you come up with!

43 comments:

My Precious Peanut Designs said...

Those are so stinkin' cute!! Thanks for another fun and easy idea!

Martha said...
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Martha said...

Sorry.. I deleted the comment!

I love these birds! I used mine to decorate the front of the box! It turned out great!

Check it out!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19873729

Rambling Girl said...

Dang...wish they had a Michaels around me...I never get all the good things bloggers find...ok I did get a new and bigger dollar store so I was able to pickup some of those wood plaques that I am going to work on just because you shared some great ideas with them. Thanks and I will be sure to give credit when I finish them.

Love those birds...I am so lovin these little birdie things around blogland...plan on using that a lot in my Easter/Spring decorating.

Sara said...

must.go.to.michaels.NOW! How stinkin' cute...and the baby mobile...girl, you've got me thinking...and I'm not even pregnant at the moment! I'm curious to know where you live. I think we'd be great friends in real-life and have little craft days...man, we'd get in some trouble together at the Dollar Tree and the craft stores. Ugh, please tell me you live nearby!

Heather ~ Sugarplum Garters said...

adorable! must make my way to michaels this weekend!

Cyndi said...

Thanks for another great idea. Thats why I love your blog, you come up with very cute , but cheep ideas.
I think I'm off to Michaels to find some birdies.

Sarah@VintageChic said...

Those are sooo adorable! I will have to look for them next time I'm in the city. I think they'd be cute to do for Easter!

Shannon said...

Why oh WHY do we not have a Michaels??!?! :) They are really cute!

Chris said...

I love them--especially the paper you used! Now I have to see what you do with them, though. So clever!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Ooooh! Sooo cuuuute! I HAVE to have some. For what purpose, don't know, but I'll let you know what I come up with!

Kristina P. said...

Of course you have the cutest scrapbook paper in the world!

~ Jamie ~ said...

Can't wait to see what you do with them. Way cute! It looks like I need to make a Michaels trip today. :)

OH MY #6 said...

so cute!

Lea
xo

AndreaLeigh said...

those would be super duper cute as a mobile! love it!

Becky said...

Adorable. I look forward to your crafty plans. This may be something that this non-crafty girl could tackle!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Really Great Idea...very cute!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Oh my gosh, I'm going to Michael's tonight...and now I'm buying some of those birds!!!! They are adorable! The different papers are making me drool. Soooooo cute!

Amanda said...

Okay - gotta go to Michaels PRONTO! Why can't I think up cute things like this? Thanks for sharing the cute ideas!

Rebecca said...

Love those birds! I gave you an award, Amanda. Visit my blog to pick it up!

Jessica said...

What are you going to do with them?
I love them!

jenjen said...

Oh my goodness - I was just at Michael's yesterday! I love it!

You are so crafty!

Have a great day!!!

Jen

Erin said...

These are so dang cute! I'll have to get me some for sure!

The Graves' House said...

i am so going on a hunt for some of these little birdies this weekend! hope i can find them at hobby lobby:)

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Caaauuuuute!!! I'm going to get some...how cute would they be hung with Easter eggs from a tree???

Mandi said...

SO cute girlfriend. The papers you chose are perfect. Now lets see what you do next! I'll be waiting with bated breath.

Kim said...

OK I have a question about Mode podge for you. Everyone makes it look so easy. So today at Michaels I bought these cute little gold frames there were about 10 of them for 99cents. I thought we'll just mode podge them, how hard can that be?!?! WELL I don't know what my daughter and I did wrong BUT....lol...it didn't work! HELP!!!! LOL Thanks just another gal blogging but who would also love to be modge podging!! :)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh So Cute!! If it were me, I would hang them on my 'branch tree'. AKA old branches painted white, put in a urn, and set on a table. : )
Can't wait to see your take on it.

zobars said...

wow girl, you are one crafty creative lady. I am loving this idea so much that I am going to go out and buy me some birds ...thanks.

Dawn said...

So cute!

-Dawn
www.lifeateventuallycottage.blogspot.com

kristal said...

so tweetin' cute!! thanks for sharing even before they're "done":)

Tausha said...

I love the birds. I am not a bird girl-I have tried, I am quite ashamed to admit this. But-the scrapbook paper is making me love these! They would be super cute for easter under a dome or in a nest, or in a nest under a dome!!!
I would make sure to keep a few of those around for easter! In fact, you should save a couple-and send them to me! :)
Thanks for the ideas. I am super excited to send you your stuff. I hope that you love it.
Do the etsy. It's too fun! You wont fail-you will do awesome. Think of the extra cash that you will have to craft with and thrift with and do whatever with. No hubby to tell you no! :) maybe yours doesn't ever tell you no! Not fair if that is the case!!

Dragon's Dolphin said...

Love the birdies--never thought of covering them with scrap paper. I'm like you--too impatient to see finished products!
Found you over at http://happybrownhouse.blogspot.com and was wondering where in south MS you are--as I am also in south MS. Maybe we could get together sometime to share ideas or craft or just walk through Michaels or Hancock Fabrics. You can find me at http://shellsspecialty.blogspot.com
Shelly

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

A little birdie told me to check out your blog to see how adorable your craft idea is. Okay, I really just saw the link to this post from my "dashboard," but it's still the cutest idea! Thanks for posting. :)

FatihaUSA said...

Gosh, I loved the birds and the idea so much, that I went straight to Michael's and bought birds, pod podge and paper, can't wait to start, I am thiking about doing a garlande for my daughter's bedroom. Thanks

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

Oh! A spring wreath! That would be super cute!
=)

I have been bloggy-absent. We have been sick! Ugh.

love,
Megan

Dawn said...

Hey Amanda! I just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy Birthday!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

-Dawn
www.lifeateventuallycottage.blogspot.com

kristal said...

thanks for your comment! after my "reveal" tomorrow, i was wondering if you'd "reveal" your address to me so i could send you a little somethin' cuz you're so great!

kristalv@gmail.com

Our Complete Family said...

The birdies turned out darling! I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve as a project for them! I'm going on a bird hunt this week at Michaels~ they'd be cute to incorporate into Easter cards!
Happy week ahead~ Les

Misty said...

ADORABLE!

Kristina P. said...

Amanda, I hope all is well! You haven't blogged all week!!

Natalie said...

Oh, just too, too much cuteness! I will absolutely be going to Michael's to get some. I host Easter every year and am thinking these would make adorable little "namecards" at each place setting. I usually put a little cellophane bag with goodies in for everybody and I think I will tie these on the outside w/ a name on them. Thanks so much for the (cheap) idea!

Trudi said...

They are darling!

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