The sweet fellow blogger who sent me the DT birds that I initially couldn’t find locally, just sent me the link to HER first project with them.
CLICK HERE to go to her blog for the complete tutorial.
Anyone else have any DT or bird projects they want to share???
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While I was making the rounds to several of my local Dollar Tree stores in search of additional birds, I found a few other things ‘to play with’:
I took a LOT of reapplications to get full coverage! NEXT time I will paint them ‘sand color’ FIRST; then glue on the sand. That way, any parts that show through won’t be as noticeable. (as on this one!)
Will be searching for some SMALL fish bowls to put them in. Add some sand to the bottom and scatter some little shells; kind of like a little sand globe! (instead of SNOW globe!) DT used to sell the sand, but I haven’t seen it in ‘my’ DT’s for a while. I found some at the thrift store. Used tacky glue to apply the sand.
Metal seahorse was in the garden section. They called it a HOOK. (use the curled tail as a hook? Not sure WHAT you’d hang from it though??) I will spray paint them a flat black, (if this RAIN ever stops again!) then sponge paint them tan or turquoise. I bought 5 or 6 of them.
Little wood plaques with BUILT IN easel. Bought several of these too. Remember these? from a while back?
These new little plaques have the same designs on the front. I’ll be completely covering the fronts, so that doesn’t bother me. I just really like the built in stand! Will use them for some altered art collages.
Have YOU found anything cool to reinvent at Dollar Tree lately???
SO, AFTER my big box of DT birds arrived from Texas, I decided to take another look at my local stores to see if they had any. SCORE! None of the stores had very many of them left, but I bought ALL they had at four different stores, so I am now STOCKED for the rest of the year!
Aren’t they adorable ‘beak to beak’ like this?!? Hop over to my trash to treasure blog here for a tutorial on how to make the tiny crowns.
And a couple of them in etsy listings:
Decided to try one unaltered bird on etsy too:
What are YOU doing with your DT birds?
This happiness was made possible by an ANGEL of a blog follower of mine, who commented that she had seen some birds at HER Dollar Tree store; in regards to my plight of being told there would be NO birds this year at ‘my’ DT. On a ‘prayer and a whim’ I asked if she might be willing to buy some and sell them to me and ship them to me (with compensation for her time and trouble doing so)
And did she EVER come through for me! that box is FULL of birds. I’ve got some serious crafting to do now!!!
Thanks again, my angel of a blog follower!
Still more DT frames, again painted and distressed. For these I removed the glass and mounted decorative skeleton keys from the ‘impulse buy’ section at the front of Michael’s craft store. (the stuff that USED to be $1.00, but is now 2/$3.00)
What other kinds of things do YOU put in frames to decorate with?
Well, since the resin birds I so DESPERATELY have been waiting for are NOT going to be coming to Dollar Tree this year; I’ve resigned myself to working on some other bird projects.
I found these DT birds in my stash from some time ago. Never did figure out much of anything different to do with them. So I just gave them all little vintage sheet music crowns!
These birds are probably from 4-5 YEARS ago though! But maybe you’ll find some like them at thrift stores?!?
I got these little feather birds at DT last fall. Attached them to a nest with eggs and then to a pedestal.
This canvas bird picture is from a few years ago also. I added the plastic rhinestone crown and the ‘discover’ tag.
These birds on TIN boards are from a while ago too. I added the crowns and joy tag.
And that’s all I’ve got for now!