Thursday, July 5, 2012

Birdhouse Wreath Alternative

Well, now that the 4th is behind us and I never got around to making my patriotic wreath or any of the great flags or candle holders or banners that I saw around bloggy world I figured it was time to at least bring some summer to my front porch.  I didn't want to make a wreath, though.  I wanted something different completely.  Looking for inspiration I went to the craft store and walked around until I found myself in the unfinished wood aisle.  30% off signs no less, too, so that was very encouraging.  This is what I came up with....


I bought the unfinished wood birdhouse and had my husband cut an opening in the top.  I then decoupaged it with scrapbook paper and painted the top to match.  I created my little floral arrangement from gerbera daisies.  They are some of my all-time favorite flowers, but I always end up killing them, because I forget to water them, so this solves that problem, too.  :)


Aren't they nice and cheery colors, too?  This says summer to me in a major way.  The problem came to how we would hang it because it is a little too top heavy for a normal door hanger, and having a metal door rather than wood we didn't want to go banging holes all into it, so I came up with the idea of heavy weight magnets.  They worked like a charm!!  We just superglued those things onto the back and voila!  The birdhouse does not move an inch when the door is opened or closed.  Awesome!  And no holes in the door!


The little bird was my son's idea, and it worked out perfect to cover the floral styrofoam block in the opening.  Smart kid I have there.  :)

38 comments:

  1. this is so cute and such a happy welcome!!!
    new follower :)

    thanks for stopping by to follow me.

    blessings!!!
    janiene

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  2. I love this idea!!! I have a collection of birdhouses I've decorated over the years & now I see I'm going to have to add another one! :D Thanks for sharing!

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  3. great idea!!! would never have thought to do this, but it's so bright, fun, and fresh! please consider linking up to the heart&home link up at www.mercyinkblog.com :)
    blessings!

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  4. This is Melissa @ daisymaebelle.com Love this! I am always looking for an alternative to a wreath for the front door. This is so perfect!

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  5. How cute is this!!! Love it! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Natasha in Oz. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-4.html Wishing you a grand Sunday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  6. What a great idea! Lovely! Liz

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  7. What a cute birdhouse, and the magnets are so smart. :)

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  8. Absolutely LOVE this! Always looking for something different to decorate our door and this is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you back

    Crafty-Biggers.blogspot.com

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  10. That is absolutely the cutest idea! I found you via the Mom's Monday Mingle and am happy to be your newest follower! I'd love a follow back at http://www.two-in-diapers.blogspot.com! :)

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  11. Love this idea! I'm excited to be a new follower. I would love if you stopped by and followed me back at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  12. This is adorable!! I always love something different and neat for my front door...this would be awesome! Would be super delighted for you to link up with us at Mop It Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/07/mop-it-up-mondays-24.html
    Thanks Bunches!

    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  13. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again at the party. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  14. You have lots of cute ideas here! Thanks for stopping by my blog! hispenonmyheart.com

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  15. love, love this! found you on the mingle. now following via google friend, fb and pinterest. would love follows back

    http://cumminslife.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! Glad to have you! I'll go check you out!

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  16. So cute and summery, what a unique idea!

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  17. This is such a great pop of color - perfect for finishing out summer. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Oh my gosh, so adorable! I'm not the biggest wreath fan, but this is a super fun alternative, and the bird is way cute :-) I'd be thrilled if you want to link this up to my link party that just opened tonight! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2012/07/the-fun-in-functional-link-party-7/

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    1. Yay, thanks for linking this up, I love it!

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    2. Just wanted to let you know I featured this today on my blog! Feel free to grab a Featured button if you'd like :-) http://practicallyfunctional.net/2012/07/features-from-the-fun-in-functional-7/

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  19. I'm in love with the fruit pizza you made! Love it :)

    New follower from the Blog Hop
    -Buffi
    My Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog

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