For The Birds.

16 June 2010
Remeber how I was lamenting the fact that my mother signed us all up to decorate a birdhouse for a charity auction? 

And then she feigned 'non-craftiness' so she didn't have to do one... just the rest of the family.  I can not make this stuff up, that Janet is a wanker if there ever was one.  She laughed about it too.  If it weren't for the fact that it was for charity she would be evil.  Pure evil.

The charity auction benefits Veggie U, an incredible organization that promotes a healthy lifestyle for children.  They partnered with our local farmer's market to put on an auction of 50 bird houses, each unique in design.

There were some incredible designs.

My sister covered her roof with wire and beads, it was so awesome in person, she painted it fun colors and glittered the roof.


My over-achieving step-dad made a copper freaking roof for his little cottage.  There was one that had a garden that would actually flower and grow on its roof.


My personal favorite was one made out of the city paper, everything was rolled just so that you could read the text on the paper, it was so incredibly creative!  I also loved the little cottage that was knitted.


There was one covered in metal that actually opened up like a really freaking cool lunchbox.  And this cute pink one that had moss covered balls for feet and on the roof. 


And here is mine.  Needless to say that it was inspired by Pixar's Up! movie.  I used decoupage to cover the birdouse with bright colored paper in the style of the Up! house & heavy gauge wire to adhere the balloons to the chimney that Dave cut out of some blocks of scrap wood.  I wish that I had more time, but after thinking about a completely different design for two weeks, I scrapped everything a week before it was due and went with Up!  I hope whomever it went home with is enjoying it immensely.

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This post is linked to Show & Share Day at Just a Girl

11 comments:

Lorie said...

Okay, yours is my favorite! I love it! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Ashley said...

I had no idea you could be any more amazing than you already were. Seriously woman...that is the most awesome idea ever! I love it and totally would have bid on it in a heartbeat. Plus UP! just makes me all emotional and teary every time I watch it.

paige said...

Yours really is my favorite. I love it! I loved the movie, too. It's so cute!

~*Jess*~ said...

AH! Those are fabulous and I love the UP inspiration. SO CUTE!!!!

michele said...

your house is so.freakin'.adorable. i LOVE it! i love "UP"! i especially love the crochety old man and doug, i think he might be my most favoritest dog ever, if "favoritest" were a word! great job!!

Mommy Lisa said...

That is so CUTE! What a great idea.

Denise said...

How adorable! Love the UP one of yours...wish I had thought of it!
Dancingly, Denise
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Heather, Queen of Shake Shake said...

Oh my gosh, those are SO cute! I am now in love with birdhouses.

mommy2luke2008 said...

Your birdhouse is by far my favorite! You did such a great job, so bright and cheery!
I am featuring this on my friday favorites http://www.lilbitofus.blogspot.com Sorry I don't have a direct link, but I'm scheduling it today to post for tomorrow and I wanted to know I was featuring this!

Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday said...

I love your birdhouse! I have been meaning to see Up! for a while! This might inspire me to actually hunker down and watch it finally. :)

hayleycheriesprinkle said...

What did you use for the balloons? I am completely Up! obsessed and was thinking of making a bird house exactly like this when I stumbled upon your post. It's so cute!

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