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19 March, 2013

Fun Spring Project...Chalkboard Birds on a String

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CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Chalkboard Birds on a String In honor of the arrival of spring, I have a very inexpensive and fun project for you today…my chalkboard birds on a string! I was inspired by a little something that I saw at World Market…and although theirs is reasonably priced, I knew I could do better since mine was free!!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Chalkboard Birds Tutorial
  1. I started with a bird pattern that I found at the Paper Seed, using only two of the birds and enlarging them a little. Next I used a box cutter (Be very careful!) and cut out the pattern that I had traced on to some corrugated cardboard…courtesy of a box I that had on hand.
  2. After cutting out all of my birds, I laid them out in the pattern that I wanted and punched two holes in each one to allow for the twine that would be added.
  3. Next, I painted them with two coats of chalkboard paint, letting them dry in between. (You may notice that I was carefully supervised by our lovely CEO Miss Ozzie!)
  4. Finally, I strung the birds on a piece of jute twine and added the word S*P*R*I*N*G.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Chalkboard Birds on a String2 And…taaa daaa! I love it! What a fun little addition to my spring decor!

KITTY And now my little co-host Miss Kitty has a question for you…can you think of any more six letter words that I can use that will go along with my chalkboard birds on a string? Hmmm…SUMMER? Any more?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my project! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday , Cedar Hill Ranch for The Scoop on Tuesdays , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures , Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , DIY by Design for Winter Blues Wednesday , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special , French Country Cottage for It's a Spring Thing Linky Party
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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28 comments:

  1. Thank goodness Ozzie and Miss Kitty were there to supervise! They know their birds! :)
    I am going to do this with Gracie tomorrow, my friend! Thank you!

    xo

    Andie

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  2. What a great idea and look at the wonderful help you had with Ozzie and Miss Kitty. I really like the birds on a string project.
    Thanks so much fr sharing.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Mary

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  3. Oh that is SUPER CUTE!!! I just might have to make me one (if I get time) -- as for another six letter word -- how about "Autumn?"

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  4. How sweet and simple, Debbie! Your banner is adorable. :-) Sue

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  5. Clever bird on string for spring! Nice job, Debbie :)

    Thank you for sharing with the rest of the world! Always great to see creative minds at work. :)

    Visiting from WOW Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style linky party
    Smiles,
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    Link To My Party Project This Week

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  6. love this you clever thing you.....You need your own HGTV crafts show....

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  7. ♥♥♥ the little birds and in black and white no less!! How about BLOOM! Fun part is you can add more birds for more words!!
    KATHYSUE

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  8. Love how these sweet birds turned out!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.ca

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  9. These are just too cute! I could do this! I can't wait to get home and have some time to craft!

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  10. They're darling!! 6 letters: GARDEN, EASTER, JOYFUL

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  11. Ooh, I love these, Debbie! Hmm,, more six letter words: Miss Kitty may be thinking Dinner! :)

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  12. Miss Kitty and I both love the birds on a string.

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  13. Chalkboard paint is one of my weaknesses and I love to see it used in any project. Your wonderful little bird garland is no exception. It is quite simply wonderful!

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  14. This is adorable...love it. Love chalk board paint! would love it if came by and shared your birds on a string...http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/03/share-it-one-more-time-and-linky-party_17.html. Hope to see you there!

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  15. Questi uccellini lavagna sono BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Ciao Lieta

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  16. I love, love your idea! Your webmaster seems to love it as well... Of course, how wouldn't he love birds!

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  17. How about these 6-letter words: jardin or mouche ("fly" in French). I think both of those would be so appropriate for you!

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  18. Simplicity at its' best. Very cute!

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  19. I saw one of these bird garlands for $30! Love yours; free is better!

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  20. Very nice! I love seeing how you were able to incorporate the bird stencils into your own design. And I can totally relate to the title "Confessions of a Plate Addict." I worked at Pottery Barn for a few years while in college and had boatloads of dinnerware and other accessories by the end! I'm so glad I saw this. :-)

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  21. They are sweet looking! Bet you could frame some of those bird sillouettes maybe?? So cute. Linda

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  22. Definitely "ta-da!" worthy. I love the contrast and the cuteness of the birds and the lettering.
    Liz

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  23. Always love your projects Debbie and these are no exception! So sweet and unique. Thank you for sharing at the It's A Spring Thing Party!
    Heather

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  24. Debbie, that is adorable! I love it! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  25. Love it! Must make me one. How about NEST with a little sketched egg on bird 1 and 6? In case you need more ideas. lol!
    hugs,
    Jann

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie

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