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!