This years BIRDS are in at Dollar Tree
I was on my way home from my booth at Stars today, and just decided to pop in to the big DT in Beaverton (since it was on my way)and see if they had any of the spring stuff out yet. Normally they don’t start stocking them until after all the Valentine stuff is taken down, but there they were!
And while I love the ones with the wire feet like they had last year, I can actually DO more with the flat ones. Glue them onto candle bases to make finials, glue them on top of boxes etc. AND they would sit more sturdily when used as wedding cake toppers. (which is something I do with them to sell in my etsy shop)
Here’s a side by side of last years and this years. Considerable difference in size. I still have a few of the wire footed ones left from last year. Over the next few weeks I will be ‘on a mission’ to buy out all the birds at every Dollar Tree in my local area. Yes! I really do go through that many!
Here are some of the ones I painted over the last year.
You CAN glue the wire legged birds on top of gift boxes, but it’s a bit trickier than the flat bottomed ones.
Painted, stained and given a crown!
These are wire legged ones from DT a few years ago. A bit more of a ‘carved’ and rustic look.
But they still painted and stained up nicely. See! There WAS a time when I didn’t put crowns on my birds!!!