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