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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My Dollar Tree Birdies

I was so excited when I saw that the CSI Challenge this week is to make something from The Dollar Store.


Crystal and I got some of these birds from The Dollar Tree.

I thought  Crystal might be a little hesitant (I have the best daughter!) to buy these birds, but she was totally on board. So we each bought two and it was time to get crafting...



We painted the birds silver, using left over paint Crystal had. Really you could paint them with any kind of paint you have on hand.


Then after the paint dried, we sprayed on the leafing adhesive and added the leafing. This is a somewhat sticky process but definitely not difficult and doesn't take much time. We had all the supplies on hand from a gilding project we did last fall....


It looks best if you don't cover everything....


And here's Crystal's bird (Crystal is the blonde in the picute, isn't she beautiful?)


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26 comments:

Cassie said...

I want these birds!!!
My dollar tree doesn't have these!
This is a fantastic project!! Thanks for sharing!!
=)

Haverford House said...

I was just looking at those the other day in DT - yours look so much better silver! Great idea thanks! ~Marcy

Suzanne said...

These turned out so cute~and they look expensive!
I checked out our dollar tree yesterday, and they don't have these. I was bummed.

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Thanks for helping us have a great Tuesday at Anything Related! ~Bridgette

Marti said...

Those look great! I used to do gold leafing but hadn't thought of it in years. The silver is so popular too, looks like they came from an expensive store.

Alyssa said...

i love the birdies! They look so cute...great job!

Alyssa
http://lifeoflyssie.com

Alisa @ The Tidy Nest said...

Great Idea! They look so vintage!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Gorgeous! Love your birdies!!

Infarrantly Creative said...

I did some birds too. I just did them white with Rub n Buff. You will have to check them out. But I like your silver beauties. great job!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Terry, so glad you came by and entered the giveaway and thank you so much for posting on your sidebar!
Your silver gilt birds are just wonderful. Very luxe looking, whoda thought where they came from!
xo,
Debra

Ela@lifeinmypjs.com said...

Would love it if you would join me for my 2nd linky party tonight!!

http://lifeinmypjs.blogspot.com/2010/06/pajama-party-2.html

~Ela

Charlene Austin said...

Oh Wow.....that is the cutest little bird ever!

Donna said...

Your little birdies are just so sweet! I really love how you used the silver leafing! How fun and cute!

Angie said...

I've walked by these a dozen times in our Dollar Tree and thought they were cute, but a little plain. What a neat-o idea! I want to give it a try.

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

I love your Dollar Tree birds....and I love how you painted them :)

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

i. love. these!! i haven't seen anyone transform the dollar tree birds using metallic paint, how genius!! :) they are superb.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

They look adorable. I'm convienced that spray paint can fix anything. Great detail with the leafing.

Nestled in Rosenberg said...

Ah! So cuuute!

Johanna said...

I love them silver! They would go great with my pewter frames I collect.

The Blackwood Cottage said...

What a great idea! Proof it takes very little to have something great!
Machelle

Sherrie said...

How fabulous. I too have a dollar tree bird today to show. Probably the most versatile thing at the store. I love your idea and plan to use it. Thanks.

crazedmama said...

What a great idea! The look awesome! BTW I'm a new follower!

http://crazedmama.blogspot.com/

Ela@lifeinmypjs.com said...

I bought these birds too. What a great idea!!

Thanks so much for linking up to Pajama Party at Life In My Pjs!!

~Ela

decdiva1 said...

love what you did to those dollar tree birds! your daughter is gorgeous and how fun that you can create together! our dollar tree had them, unbeknownst to me, but my mom bought one and she's kicking herself now for not buying more! i wish they would stock them again! thanks for the fun project idea, if i ever see another dollar bird!

Erin said...

I've seen everyone's in white, but I LOVE them in silver. MUST FIND SOME BIRDS NOW!!!! thanks for sharing.

feathermar said...

They're beautiful! I love the silver with your other silver items!

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