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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Best DIY Project of March - Dollar Tree Birds

Have you seen these birds at Dollar Tree? 

They really are cute just the way they are...


But I wanted to change them up.


So why not turn the into mercury glass birds?


First step, we gave each bird a base coat of Precious Metals but really you could use regular silver craft paint.


And then we laid on the silver leafing (I had this left over from when we guilded gourds.)


And here they are done..



I don't think anyone would ever think they came from Dollar Tree!



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9 comments:

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Love this project and love the way those birdies turned out.
I have been wanted to try silver leaf and this just may be the one I try. Off course I have those Dollar Tree birdies too and am a fanatic for birdies.
thanks for sharing.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

So seriously beautiful!

beckaboots said...

Everyone has been grabbing those birds! I'm going to have to scour my dollar tree and see what they've got. They are super cute and I love the silver paint job you gave them :)
-Bekah

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty - I really like them in silver.

Miss Obara said...

Gasp Gasp....I LOVE these SO much!! and how simple and cheap....

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Terry,
I am so in love with you right now!!! Seriously! I saw a picture in a magazine with these cute little mercury birds on a mantle. I wanted some for my master bedroom makeover but couldn't find them anywhere. Plus, I probably couldn't afford them even if I did find them! :)
I think you just solved my problem! You rock!
Thank you for linking up to my party.
Blessings,
Traci

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

These look so good. I love them. Thanks for sharing.

Gay Vaughan said...

These are fabulous! I did a project with this little guy too, but I am really liking what you did. I think I will have to copy! Thanks for sharing.
~Gay~
itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Oh wow!! Those are cute! I am going to the Dollar Tree now!! Thanks for linking up!

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