Thursday, March 4, 2010

Artful Thursday ~ Week 9

I apologize for this being my first post since last week, but going out of town really threw me behind and it seems like I'm just now catching up!!! I have a few people who posted comments from last week that I will be visiting as soon as I get this project posted. And just so ya'll know, Gatlinburg was lots of fun. I think I gained 10 pounds while there, there were SO MANY good places to eat! I will be posting all about it tomorrow, promise :0)

Now, for this weeks Artful Thursday project. I did start playing around with this one last week because I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out and I didn't want to wait until the last minute to see if I needed to find another project. I'm a procrastinator but also a perfectionist, therefore it usually takes me a few days to see the completion of a project. I usually go back and tweak this and that. I'm still finessing Chole, but she was proudly worn all over Gatlinburg!!

This week is about birds...I got this kitschy pheasant from a yard sale awhile back. I just loved the weird colors in it. And as is my luck, I dropped it one day.

But never fear, the Queen of Glue is here and I glued that baby right back together~with a few larger-than-a-hair cracks filled in with glue.

I still loved the colors, but now felt like it need a face-lift, to help disguise the cracks. So, out came the glue again, but this time, a sprinkle of glitter was added to the top!

Now, my sweet little bird is all ready for Spring!!!

And since I had the glitter out and was already making a mess, I had this vintage flocked birds that my Mamma gave me a long time ago. Some of the flocking has rubbed off and the tail feathers were missing. I adore the orange glitter (I got it for Halloween, but it is a gorgeous color) but I'm still not happy with the tail feathers. Does anyone know if you can paint feathers?

I know this seems like a simple project, but with the trip and all going on, it still took me a whole week to get this simple task completed. But I had fun and can't wait to finish decorating the mantel for Spring!

Hope everyone enjoyed this weeks Artful sure to check out all the other wonderful projects going on!



  1. It may be a simple project but I love how you recreated your bird- he is so sweet.
    I found my box at Michael's a few years back- they are from the Martha collection.

  2. I'm still jealous- I wanna go to Gatlinburg!What pretty birds. Love the colors.

  3. That is a great idea, to glitter over cracked items or broken things! I posted a project on my blog as well. Check it out!

  4. What a fabulous way to bring new life to this darling creative!

  5. I love birds and I love how you added the glitter to them. It really is a cute idea. Glad to hear you had a good trip away. It's nice to get away isn't it? Have a great weekend.

  6. Nice idea with the glitter - I see lots of sparkle this week... and I realize that I should probably change out my mantle too... valentine hearts are still all over it...
    Thanks for the tip - glitter instead of worrying about cracks! Love it.

  7. hey there - love your re-done bird. Amazing what a little glitter will do. Love this.

    embellishments by tina

  8. What a great idea! I don't think you can go wrong with glitter. He looks soooo cute.