Monday, September 19, 2011

The Bird

Well the weekend wasn't nearly as productive as I had hoped.  I had some kind of bug for most of the weekend but I did manage to spend a couple hours in my craft room working on my bird.  I think he turned out splendidly!!

He's wearing a party hat made from a piece of a dictionary page, some tinsel, a pink paper clip and a round button.  It kind of looks like he has a little balloon coming out of his hat! 

He's also wearing a "tweet" tag with a heart charm around his Apple Barrel "Bahama Blue" painted neck.  I'm going to write his name on the tag....but I haven't decided what it is yet.

My inspiration piece used a toy wooden block as a base but I wanted something a little wider so I bought a small paper mache box. I covered the top and bottom with a dictionary page. Then I put a piece of floral foam in the bottom, added the lid and then poked holed in it for the legs. It's pretty sturdy....for a bird! I added the plaid bow and flower just because I could....and I think he's perfect!  

I have two more birds to transform....I wish I would have bought more of these bird shapes because I'd love to make a whole flock of them!


Dorthe said...

He is sooo cute Marie, and so funny, -what a wonderful work you did, I love him.
And a great idea, to place him on the little box.

Hopemore Studio said...

Hope you are feeling better.

I love your bird!! Thought all weekend that this would make a great class at our scrapbook weekends. I trolled the internet to try and find some more paper mache birdies but no luck, Micheal's must have sold the whole

Your's is so festive and happy, perfect for my rainy monday ;-)

CosmoGirl Carla said...

What a beautiful bird, Marie! You did a great a job. I wanna make one now. I'm definitely stopping by my Michael's to see if they have any these birds. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to find out what you decide to name him.

Katie said...

Very cute! I love that his legs are ridiculously long.

Shelley said...

He is perfect...and oh so cute....hope you are well over the bug and have a very blessed week dear friend.

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Oh my gosh! He is perfectly adorable. I love him!! I love the colors you used and the box with the little bow and flower is so cute!!
You are so creative!

Anonymous said...

I'll bet Clever Marie could make more of her own birds with two different sizes of styrofoam balls and lots of paper clay! ;-)

He's adorable!

Hugs, Diane

Ann said...

He is cute. I can't wait to find out what you decide on for his name.

Kelly_Deal said...

Ok, your bird is so cute! I love him!

Jo said...

Your bird turned out great! I wonder if there could be a way to make more, yourself, out of paper mache.