Welcome to Unique Crafters Challenge sponsored by Scrapbooking Unique! UCC Challenge #1: Anything Goes begins on March 1 and ends at midnight (CST) on March 31. You can link up to three different projects for your chance to win a fantastic prize package! A winner and two runners up will be announced on April 5. Be sure to read all of the fine print on the Unique Crafters Challenge blog homepage.
I am super excited to be a part of this talented team of crafters! This month's challenge is Anything Goes. I have recently discovered my love for making altered items, and when I saw the new distressed wood prints from My Mind's Eye, I knew they were perfectly suited for an altered birdhouse.
I cut and adhered a blue weathered wood print to the house using a tape runner. I lightly inked the corners with dark brown ink. I cut out the circle with a craft knife after I adhered the front panel.
The roof was my favorite part to do! First, I covered the top of the roof and all of the edges in red paper so the wood would not show between rows of shingles. To make the shingles I cut paper strips of varying widths into different lengths. I gently curled the shingles around my finger adhered each row of shingles to the roof using a tape runner. It doesn't look like much, but I used nearly an entire piece of 12"x12" paper just for the roof! Lastly, I just tucked little bits of reindeer moss under the shingles.
The MME collection pack came with die-cut banner segments that I trimmed down to fit my space. I placed stickers on the banner and adhered the flags to baker's twine using liquid glue. I finished the banner by gluing on little twine bows.
I used my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the roses. I sanded the paper for a more distressed/vintage look. I wrapped genuine vintage ecru seam binding (that my MIL bought in the 70s) around the birdhouse and tied it into a simple bow.
And here's the finished product! The last thing I did was hot glue some Spanish moss and a bird on the birdhouse entry and glue another bird to the perch. I placed the birdhouseon an old brass (?) candlestick to photograph. I was going to trim the ribbon, but it looked so pretty hanging loosely from the bottom of the birdhouse.
Paper (My Mind's Eye)
Twine (The Twinery)
Alpha stickers (Basic Grey)
Seam binding (J&P Coats)
Ink (ColorBox, brown)
Tape runner (Glue Arts)
Other (Glue Dots, hot glue gun)
Birds, Spanish moss, and reindeer moss (floral supply)
I am so glad you stopped by today! Have fun making your projects for Challenge #1!