Monday, April 9, 2012

DIY Birdcage Art

Hello everyone!  Today I am sharing a tutorial on how to make a DIY Birdcage Art project.


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Supplies:





Wooden Birdcage - Michaels, $4.99

Acrylic Paint Craftsmart Yellow - Michaels, $0.59


Scrapbook paper Recollections 'Keep Calm' - Michaels, $0.99.   I love this paper!  On one side it says 'Keep Calm and Carry On' with large and small crowns and the other side reverses to 'Now Panic and Freak Out'... with the crowns upside down - very cute!

Paintbrush
Clear Office Tape
Scissors
Sandpaper
Acrylic Easel - Dollar Store, $1.00

Tutorial:

Lightly sand the wooden birdcage to remove any sharp pieces. 
Place birdcage onto scrapbook paper and with a pencil trace around the outer edge.  Cut out.
Paint birdcage with the yellow paint, 2 coats.  Let dry.
Roll up a few pieces of tape and place them onto the back of the birdcage.  Place birdcage on the scrapbook paper.  Press firm.  Using the tape allows you to switch the paper to show the white or black side!

That's it - another DIY finished!




I put mine on a bookcase.  I have a light switch on the right hand side that I wanted to cover, since it's rarely used.  I put my Bircage Art on an acrylic easel to prop it up and sat it in front of the light switch.  Now we don't see the light switch but can still access it!


Now you see it....



Now you don't!


Doesn't this art give a lovely pop of color?  I am really enjoying this art piece - hope you do too!

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41 comments:

  1. This is BRILLIANT. I need to get to Micheal's more often. I love the yellow! I suspect I'll see this featured next week :)

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  2. This is such a creative idea! Thanks for Linking up at Show Me What You Got Tuesday's @ ODH http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-9.html

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  3. What a neat idea!! I love the colors that you chose and that paper is awesome. Megan

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  4. Another amazing project! You're on a roll, Heather!

    Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

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  5. Hey Heather, I love the bird cage project, it is so cute!! Great job. I don't know if you are already on your trip to Canada, but I wanted to tell you to have a safe trip. I am in love with coffee crisps!!!

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  6. Super cute! New follower...hope you'll check us out at shabbygals.blogspot.com too!

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  7. It is adorable!! I saw that birdcage at Michaels and was contemplating getting it... I thought it was the cutest thing ever but was unsure what I would want to do with it... I have a rule of not buying something until I know what I want to do with it.. it's the only way to discipline myself from always buying..LOL! I LOVE what you did with it! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  8. Awesome!! btw, I found your blog threw Fireflies and Jellybeans; Show off Your Stuff Party. Now I am a new follower(:
    <3 alyssa @ burnttoastandsoggycereal.blogspot.com

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  9. How fun! I love the colors you used and pretty much everything about this! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Very cute idea... and awesome tutorial! Can't wait to check out the other DIY stuff you have on your blog. This is why I love link parties, because sometimes I find a super cool new blog to follow.
    <3 <3 <3
    {ps. I found you via Someday Crafts.]

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  11. this is beautiful! i would LOVE for you to link this post or any other posts you want to my weekend link party http://lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/04/spread-love-link-party-6.html it opens at midnight tonight, hope to see you there!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

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  12. I loveeee this! It's so bright and beautiful! Found you via Serenity Now link up! Thanks for sharing :)

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
    www.revolutionariesblog.com

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  13. I have irritating light switches I need to hide too! I love the yellow and the paper is very funny. I might need to make something reversible with it!

    Alecia@ chickenscratchny.com

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  14. This is a great idea! I love the yellow! Would you consider sharing this {and any other projects} at my party?
    http://www.thetaylor-house.com/2012/04/taylor-house-thursday-3.html

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  15. Oh such a cute birdcage! I love the color you chose!

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  16. Really cute! I was just in Michael's last night, but didn't have time to shop much, they have so much fun stuff. Little Bit

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  17. LOVE how this turned out! Great job.

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  18. Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun & Crafty link party going on now and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/04/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_12.html?m=1

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  19. This is to stinking cute. What a great job. I would love it if you showed it off at my new linky party @ Kampenlane.com.

    I can't wait to see what else you create.

    ~Taylor

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  20. Very cute. Love the graphics and the color scheme. Great job!

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  21. I adore this art project, and what a clever disguise for your light switches. Pinning...
    Thanks for linking up!

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  22. Beautiful, I love it. Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Round Up.
    Rose @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

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  23. I haven't seen such an interesting birdcage art such as this.

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  24. Great project, I love the white&black under the sunny yellow!

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  25. What a simple and fun way to create art! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
    -Shabby Sweet Tea

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  26. That is so cute and original, love it! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at "Pin It and Win It Wednesday" @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  27. Love this! When I first saw it I was thinking, Oh boy a reason to use my new jigsaw...but buying it pre-made is much easier - and not really that expensive, either! I think I might have the perfect little spot for one of these in my powder room!

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  28. So smart! I want this! I can't get enough of the birdies!

    Thanks for sharing on Show Off Saturday!

    XO

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  29. This is super cute! And so simple too! My favorite kind of project :) Im heading to Michaels soon.. so Ill keep an eye out for that awesome paper!

    Thanks for linking up last week. Im sharing this on my facebook and twitter, so make sure to grab a featured button tomorrow!

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  30. This is so freaking awesome, love the birds, love the yellow, love the saying on the paper. Awesome great job :)

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  31. I made my own version of this! Thanks for the inspiration :)

    http://www.thegrantlife.com/2012/05/little-birdie-told-me-wall-art.html

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  32. Fabulous! This is so cute and creative!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  33. That's really cute! I love the pop of color it adds!

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  34. Just so cute. I really think this is so fun. Stop by my blog and check out the crazy cute nest picture that I made from an old ladle and cookie cutters. Got you wondering right?

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