How are you enjoying your spring so far!? Mine has been pretty lovely for the most part. I have constantly been creating, sewing, painting, getting my hands all messy, trying to set aside more time for reading, and more therapeutic time for myself…
I have spent all last week working on my new line of Birdhouses, which I plan to sell in my Etsy store, along with my magnets, and cookie jars. My store isn’t ready just yet, there is still a bit of work to be done, but I figured that I would post the product pictures up cuz I’m so excited about these birdhouses, I can’t contain it any longer!
Here is the first one...The back of this one is from some Francesca Lia Block xeroxed book pages I had lying around. She is one of my favorite authors!
Here is the second house. This is actually the first one that I made about a year ago, when I was just testing out the idea. You can tell, because there is not as much detail on it as far as decoupaged book pages go. These bird houses make a nice little home for our bright and cheery spring friends!
Here is the third house. This one came out much better than I had anticipated!The fence was a bit tricky, but I think I nailed it pretty good :-D! The little bells sound so magickal! Here is the butterfly detailing on the top! There is some up close detailing of the fence, with more bookpages by Francesca Lia Block. I love how that last line finishes off the bottom of the fence: “We painted our face with RAINBOWS”. It is from Miss Block’s book Psyche in a Dress.
This cute little pink bird is nestled inside a sparkly turquoise home. It is complete with a dreamy pink and white circus top and adorned with my favorite Prima Flowers. The extra long lace sways the little bells in the breeze, tinkling a magickal wind song.
Next we have a birdhouse, which is identical in structure to the last one, but this one is Sunshine Dust Yellow, with a Black and White sparkly circus top. Up close on the circus top detail are more Prima Flowers. Ribbon Bell and Accents!
Last but certainly not least, here is a little experimentation I wanted to try. I found these amazing plain wooden birds at the craft store, and I thought I would try my hand at one. So I decided I would paint/decoupage and embellish one, just the way I did with the birdhouses…
I was on a roll with all the ribbon draping with the birdhouses, that I thought it would only make sense to add some ribbons and bells to this too. And the little bells sound so soothing in the wind…The wings are decoupaged with more Francesca Lia Block Pages! (LOVE HER!) It has a paper napkin for the tail, a sparkly rhinestone for the eyes and pink sheer fine glitter was used for most of the body.
I used much thicker grade turquoise glitter for the underbelly. You should see my craft room with all the glitter I’ve been using on these things! It’s like a fairy exploded in there! The stuff is so messy, but I personally think that glitter makes everything better!
I bought 2 more plain birdhouses at the dollar store, as well as twig rings, I am thinking of making fairy headdresses Stay tuned for more!
Justina is the creative force behind Bohemian Magic Studios. She is inspired by bright colors, nature, books, and movies. She loves cooking, arts n crafts projects, essential oils, reading the tarot and talking about astrology!