This weekend, Ashley (in the middle) and I went to see Crystal for the weekend. Ashley is going to be a foreign exchange student in Japan for 5 months and this was Ashley's final time to see Crystal before she leaves. ( I can't figure out, my hair is so messy in every picture..I probably need to use a comb next time, before pictures are taken!)
We try to fit in a craft project or two in between shopping and so we made a trip to Dollar Tree.
Have you seen these birds that they have?
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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