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Here is my altered egg basket which is now a birdcage with a nest and little birdie dangling inside. Its been such fun to make and my boys have really given me a stirring over this!!
Anyway it fits the criteria for Challenge 14 over at Lessology - a favourite blog!
The main piece is an opshop wire egg basket which was $1, the bird was 50cents after Christmas at our local florist.
As the basket did not have a lid and I didn't want my bird to fly away I made one out of brown paper covered florist wired twisted to form the needed shape and attached on one side.
I glued and wrapped heavy twine around the handled to hid the original spring like metal handle.
Other ingredients are muslin strips which I "Tim-dyed", old lace, old buttons, scraps, tigs, twine and all sorts for the birds nest at the base of the cage and paper flowers from my home made stash.
Working on the nest was like kindergarten.....sticky mess!!
The bird hangs inside the cage from the centre of the 'lid''
The bird was originally plain white metal with punched holes. It too is now 'Tim-stained' and I embossed a heart shape on each side.
Lol the twigs on the tag are cut from the rolled stick fence in the backyard.
I just had to add the buttons.....I loved spending time picking out the colours that fitted in. When I went outside to take the photos and hung the cage on the tree the leaves dropped in, so I have left them there as the autumn tones are just beautifull.
This photo below shows the reverse side of the tag. The paper is Kaisercraft Timeless Collection
I was lucky to have the perfect flowers to add from a previous project which I made with cricut cuts.
Thanks for looking.....