March 7, 2010

For The (Cheap...Cheap) Birds!

Yes...the 99¢ {thank you Tristan for the ¢ sign!} Store again! I found these
cute little birdies...I cannot resist a birdie..ever!




Look at those sassy tail feathers! But the colors are ALL wrong!





How'd you guess? White!




And this guys cool 'do needed a bit of my crushed pearl glitter!




Along with his wings & tail...he is soooo much happier!





She longed to be baby pink! So, I had to give in!




She also begged for fairy glitter on her wings and a lovely vintage choker!





This one required more than a mere paint & sprinkle job! I had a elementary
school flash back and cut my strips of "Sense & Sensibility" and soaked them
in a bowl of Liquid Laminate...but that really made them too wet...so, if you
try this...just dip each strip as you use it...then they are much easier to work with.



Cats do not has opposable thumbs...they are NO help!



Added a tad of foof!




Quite a "novel" birdie! ;}



Aaaahhh, they feel much better now that they are all decked out for Spring!



Actually, I think they are looking a bit smug in all their new finery! And I
have to agree....they are looking fine!


The Birds & The Bees @ PAPER ISSUES !



72 comments:

  1. You are so creative! I love it! Those are so cute!

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  2. Cute! I especially like the one with pink glitter. :)

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  3. Oooh those are too cute! So is your kitty... xoxo Julie Marie

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  4. Too cute. I have never heard of liquid laminate

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  5. I would love to see the full shot of both birdies. I can tell that they are looking good! Jackie

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  6. Oh, Most Sparkly One!! I knew where you were headed! These little cheep cheeps look adorable now! You're just too good, Dear One!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. Love this idea! I've got some birdies just like this--I really don't like their color & never thought of doing this--thanks!

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  8. These birdies are so cute now! I just picked up two from the $ store. I need to get to work on them!
    Sarah

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  9. LOVING these birdies all dressed up! they are so perfectly pretty!

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  10. Love your ideas and they look very sweet!
    Deb :)

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  11. Oh, these are so sweet. I love their makeover. You've done it again.
    xxoo Valarie

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  12. Wonderful! So much better! I like the kitty that wanted to help you; how thoughtful!

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  13. So much better! I'm not sure I could choose a favorite. Do you?

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  14. Your little birdies are sooooo stinkin cute...come by and show them of at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS party. Hope you have a FUN week!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  15. You've given me some great ideas.

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  16. golly, is there no end to creative juices. Sweet little birdies are so spark-a-licious..hehe
    you've inspired me so much to fix up some little tweeters I have.
    Thanks lovely m ^..^

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  17. OK, these birds are so darn cute!

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  18. oh, my...what a transformation...from drab to fab indeed...i love what you did with your birds!!!

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  19. That is so creative and inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

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  20. adorable. love the novel birdie best

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  21. Oo! I like the smug sugary one the bestest! Your kitties paw gave me a chuckle!

    Do tell how you got your cent symbol! ♥

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  22. These look so much better...thanks for the great idea!

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  23. Your new birds are gorgeous!! :)

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  24. What a creative project. Those little birdies are just adorable. I've got to remember to start watching for birds when out shopping.

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  25. What a great idea to paint them.
    Who would of thought!! they are just adorable. great job.
    Blessings,
    Nellie

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  26. Oh wow!! Those are gorgeous!! I love them.

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  27. These are beautiful! I love how you made each one unique, they are all so pretty!

    Kat :)

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  28. They are just AMAZING!!!! I adore them all so much. What a beautiful spring transformation!!! :) Theresa

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  29. Too cute! I love the white with the glitter.

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  30. Those came out so adorable!

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  31. 99cents! Love it and love what you did with those sweet little birds... gorgeous.
    Blessings!
    Gwen

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  32. I really like the 'novel' bird...

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  33. what a great idea! Your just so crafty, they look so much better!

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  34. I LOVE these!! Seriously!! LOVE!!

    I tried to figure out which one I love the best and I could not pick one! I LOVE them all!!!

    Great idea!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  35. Creative! I bought of these little guys to paint and nest on top of a cake plate. After seeing this, I do believe he needs some friends. LOL Thanks!

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  36. Wow, I agree with the poster who called you oh Sparkly one....wow. These birdies are adorable. I found some at Joann's but unfortunately they were not 1.00...but a little more. YOu found such cute birds and then transformed them into a beautiful little creation. I love them. I'm painting mine too and using them in a craft. Don't you just love little birds?
    Cute cute post!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  37. Your sweet little bird don't look cheap now. You did a most excellent job glamming them up.

    Hugs,
    Penny

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  38. Great job, sooo cute. I found you from Make it for Monday. I am your newest follower!!! I can't wait to see what you do next!
    Bonnie
    http://creatingahouseofgrace.blogspot.com

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  39. Your little birdies look so much happier now. Great job. My favorite is the white one with the pink bow.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  40. I just love those little birds... nice blog also!

    Sandy

    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  41. M, you did it again! I love those birds and the special little touches you add to everything. Now I have to go and find out what liquid laminate is.

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  42. I don't think your birdies could get any cuter, you did a great job! Thanks for sharing.

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  43. I love those! So sweet in pink.

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  44. WOW those turned out cute. I love little birdies too.
    And I just read Sense & Sensibility (and watched not one but two versions of the movie) :)

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  45. Wow, how creative you are. I would have never believed that 99 cent birdies could end up looking so fine. I will now look at the dollar store finds in a whole new way. Beautiful job...love it. :D

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  46. M, those little birdies are so cute! I did the same thing to mine; painted them white, I mean! I'll have to share them one of these days. Have a lovely sparkly week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  47. Soo Cute! Wow-love that glitter idea....hmmm I might just have to stop off at the dollar store today....

    Thanks for sharing,
    Jody

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  48. I love them. Little birds are so cute! I may have to find some for myself.

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  49. Very clever! Way to dress those birds up! So cute.

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  50. My favorite is the birdie covered in book pages. I've been doing lots of book page projects lately :)

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  51. You are so clever!! I love the touches of glitter!!

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  52. OH geez. Your really put me through the ringer here- from "aww what cute little birds", to "wait-oh no what are you doing?" to "awwww" again. The white and pink look is so sweet. LOL-They turned out great!

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  53. I love your lil bebe birds :) Now I have to make a trip to the 99 cent store (btw how did you get the cent symbol on your post?) and see if I can find some lil bebe birds of my very own :) Besos, Rose

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  54. Thanks for coming to my NTT party with your CUTE little birdies...hope to see you here next week:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  55. You know I think I saw someone turn these same birds into mercury glass on another blog recently. Great minds do think alike!

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  56. Great job!
    Following you over from Shabby Chic Cottage!
    I am a follower!
    Please stop by!
    http://extremepersonalmeasures.blogspot.com/

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  57. What a fantastic idea! I love the 'new' birds sooo much. Now I am going to have to try something like that. :)

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  58. Those are such pretty birds and match boxes.

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  59. Oh, these are GREAT! I love the transformation!
    We have a friday fun find party (that's still going)- if you're interested, we'd love it if you'd link up!

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  60. I love your novel birdie! Did you really cut up Sense and Sensibility??

    It's my first visit to your blog and it's just lovely!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day at My Backyard Eden.

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  61. Oh I LOVE the book birdie!!
    What a "novel" idea, as you said. (too cute) =)

    OK, how do you do a cent sign?

    And, does it bug you not to do something with the eyes on your white birdies?
    I spray them white, but the eye bugs me. Been painting the eyes.

    hugs and blessings

    barbara jean

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  62. Okay, seriously... you need to stop. Those chubby birds are so cute.. it's like when you see a baby and you love it so much you get that yearning feeling... seriously..I yearn I yearn.


    *sigh*

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  63. LOVE what you did with the papier mache birdie- all 3 are gorgeous!!! Thanks for linking this absolutely perfect project to Paper Issues!!!

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  64. Hey Hey!!! Thank you so much for linking up this gem to Paper Issues!!! I want to feature it every day!!! It's fabulouuuusss! You are our feature today! Woot!
    http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2011/02/little-birdie-told-me.html

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  65. OMG! Talk about transforming something into such an amazing creation! LOVE your birds! I am totally loving the one covered in paper. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!!!

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  66. OMG, OMG, these are FABULOUS! So creative! So glad you linked up to PI!

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  67. OMG.............these are just Fabulous and I am a bird collector....I have a perfect place for these!!!

    Now I have to go on a hunt!!!

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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  68. Your birds are stunning! I saw you on the Paper Issues blog and had to drop by.

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