This is a birthday gift for my sister Judy! I enjoyed embellishing this thing so much!! And I also liked that it allowed me to use up some of my stash that is overflowing in my craft room!
To start, I went out back and grabbed a branch that had been trimmed away from our tree last Fall, to use inside the cage.
I gathered up my faux flowers that I
Then, with my trusty, amazing E600 (awesome) glue, I proceeded to transform the little red cage into a gift that is suitable for my sister's birthday gift!!
The following are pics of the progress as the embellishing ensued!
|Here I trimmed down my twig for the cage and then glued the bird on to it with E600 (awesome) glue.|
|I strung a couple of charms onto piece of craft wire and twist-tied it to the inside of the top of the cage.|
|Some of the flowers I strung through the bars of the cage and some of them I glued on with E600 (awesome) glue.|
|I also twist-tied these glass flowers that come on wires (that I've had since time began) around the bottom of the cage. Used one of them to help secure the twig to the inside of the cage too.|
|A look inside the cage after gluing some flowers to the twig, then inserting it inside. I used E600 (awesome) glue around the contact points (where the twig came in contact with the cage) to stabilize the twig.|
|I left part of my twig sticking outside the cage so I was able to add another bird and more flowers!|
|These are the butterflies I added to the top. (Pretend you don't notice that they're bigger than the birds!! LOL!)|
|A look from the top with the doors and top open.|
|Random photo (because it's "my" blog hee hee ) of my little guy, Charlie!|
TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!