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Well, I thought I would take a little break today from all of my organizing for a fun little project.  While reading the latest copy of Scrapbooks Etc., I came across a cute bird family canvas.  Ideas swirled in my head and I knew I had to create my own!

So…what do you think?  I was going to put “Welcome to Our Nest” but sometimes I just can’t resist being a little corny!  {You could always just put your family name on it if you don’t quite have my sense of humor!}


MATERIALS

  • 12×12 canvas
  • paint
  • scrapbook paper
  • jute
  • glue {I used Quick Grip}
  • sheet moss
  • letter stickers or a vinyl cutter {my fonts were Stereofidelic for the top line and Too Much Paper for the bottom line}

TO DO

  • Paint the edges of the canvas black. {You could always skip this step but, for some reason, it just makes it look more finished to me.}  

  • Glue on a 12×12 sheet of scrapbook paper.  Once it was glued on, I used a credit card edge to make sure it was all smoothed down.  My canvas wasn’t particularly even so I sanded the edges of my paper down and then inked the edges black so it was flush with the canvas.  I also outlined a black border around the canvas with a pen to give the edge a little more definition.  
  • Cut an oval shape out of brown cardstock and glue it onto your canvas for your nest.   Glue the jute around the outside of it.  I the ended up adding some left over sheet moss to the inside of the nest. {I actually decided to do this at the very end of the project but I think it would be easier if you added it during this step.}  Burlap would also be cute to add instead of the moss.
  • Cut out your birds.  I free handed a template for a large bird and a baby bird and then traced them onto the scrapbook paper.  If you would like the template, just let me know.  I obviously stuck with the traditional blue for boys and pink for girls color scheme!

  • I thought things were still looking a little plain at this stage so I cut out the branch and added a few leaves for some extra color.  I made the branches a little longer than the size of the canvas so they hang over the edge.
  • Add your wording as desired.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!  If anyone would like to send a little sun my way, it would be greatly appreciated!

I linked up with Tatertots and Jello, 30 Days, Fingerprints on the Fridge, Somewhat Simple, Whipperberry, At the Picket FenceThe Shabby Nest, Lil LunaBlue Cricket Design, Tip Junkie, Sugar Bee, The Stories of A to Z, Today’s Creative BlogAsk AnnaThe Girl Creative, The DIY ShowoffCRAFTI Heart Naptime, Under the Table and Dreaming, Be Different Act Normal and Shanty 2 Chic.

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Comments

  1. says

    Well, I love anything bird related. Yours is especially cute because I love the fun colors and the saying. To me, this is what makes it unique to you! Thanks for sharing your project with us.

  2. says

    You are so creative! And I think you were right on to put your own humor into it! Sending you sun from California… jules from bles-id

  3. says

    Super Cute! This is better than anything in a magazine! Now, make the birds on my blog to sit next to the print, then I will make your print to sit next to my birds! :) Thanks for stopping by!

    Irene

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