Can you believe that March is almost over?! Somehow I'm still stuck in January!
For March's Challenge, I decided to go with a "Lucky" theme, since St. Patricks Day in right in the middle of the month! Each of the team members interpreted lucky into a project of their choice, and today we're sharing Debbie's project.
Lucky Penny Birdhouse by Debbie
Thicket (We R Memory Keepers CottonTail collection)Must Have (BasicGrey Sweet Threads collection)
Scrappy Glue (Pages From the Heart)
Cosmic Copper Brilliance pigment inkCraft paint - white and lime sorbet
Ribbon, paper flowers and birdhouse (Michael's)Washers, Popsicle sticks and pennies
When I first started thinking about the "lucky" theme, I remembered the little jingle "find a penny, pick it up and all day you'll have good luck". So pennies were already in my mind. Then I saw a floor tiled with pennies on Pinterest....and then I found my collection of unfinished birdhouses.
I painted the birdhouse white so that any imperfections in applying the paper would look intentional. I carefully practiced the folded siding on another piece of paper since I had only one sheet of "Must Have" from the BasicGrey Sweet Threads collection. The paper is scored and folded at 1/2", 3/4" and 1" intervals to create the overlapping siding effect. The bottom flat layer is "Thicket' from the new We R Memory Keepers CottonTail collection available at Pages From the Heart. A bit of my favorite brown polka-dot pleated ribbon finishes off each side.
The pennies were easier to attach than I first thought - ScrappyGlue dried quickly and invisibly. I found some old washers to frame the cutouts and painted another lucky symbol, the "7" street address (also available at Pages) in a soft green to pick up the color in the siding.I stained some Popsicle sticks using a copper ink pad and glued them into a flower box shape then filled it with paper flowers from Michael's Dollar Bin.
Thanks, Debbie! And I think anyone would feel lucky to have this sweet birdhouse in their garden!
See everyone back here tomorrow for another "lucky" challenge!