Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Birds on the Brain

About a week ago I made my first trip to the Dollar Tree...where, just like they say, everything really is just one dollar! Woohoo! Since I have been a bit of a "bird brain" lately...meaning that birds are on the brain, and I am just loving adding some sweet little birdies to my decor!...I decided to purchase a few little birds to come back with me. I was anxious to see what happened creativity-wise with them when I got home!


This little guy used to be black and yellow...but I really wanted him to be blue! So, I got out some of my craft paint and gave him a nice pretty blue coat of paint, and then I shabbied him up a bit to look oh-so-cute like he does now!

I also grabbed up these little sweeties sitting on either side of my newly made topiary (which I will be posting about in detail soon!). I left them as-is because I really liked their simple off-white color. Don't they look sweet sitting on my mantel?!

I scored a few other things at the Dollar Tree as well...okay, actually I grabbed up quite a few of those little birds and will be using them throughout my house. At just $1 a pop they were too hard to resist!

I am linking this post to:

Toot Your Horn Tuesday @ A Silly Little Sparrow

Talented Tuesday @ My Frugal Family
Get Your Craft On @ Today's Creative Blog
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays @ Coastal Charm


  1. I will warn you...the Dollar Tree can be quite addictive...it's a cheap "fix" tho...

    Make sure you check out the craft aisle every time you visit, I've scored some great stuff to put away for later, much cheaper than the craft stores!

  2. I love, love, love that blue one! I'm ready for spring. I'm on my way to the dollar store!

  3. Don't you just love the Dollar Tree?

  4. Those are cute. I just love little birds.

  5. My dollar store has these too. And some roosters and pigs. I'm always so tempted and now I think I'll just go for it because I love your blue one!

  6. keeeeeute! i LOVE YOUR LITTLE BIRDIES! So dang creative you are!!!

  7. I have the same birdie! There was only one other one left on the shelf and he had a broken tail. :-( Maybe more will fly into the store soon...lol. I love the little topiary on your mantle..did you make that? Cuteness!

    Hugs ~ Angie

  8. The dollar store is the best. Great finds!

  9. I love the blue bird! It was the perfect touch. I too, love birds. My bathroom has colorful pictures of parrots and half of my flamingo collection. I must be a "bird Brain". lol. Thanks for visiting junkblossoms. I love company, don't you? Blessings, Pat.

  10. I got those two little white birds, too, Grace! I'm also leaving them as is; I think they are perfect the color they are.

  11. They look perfect in blue. I saw similar birds at my dollar store, but I resited. Why?

  12. PS

    Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. I am starting a Favorite Things Friday party on the 19th - come and join us if you are interested!

  13. Love how you painted him BLUE...he looks great! Happy NTT:)


  14. Love the birdies of course! And the Dollar Tree has definitely become one of my faves. I think it's the best of all the dollar stores, and the one close to me (which is really close) isn't one of the ones that makes you feel like you could get thugged at...it's actually in a decent part of town and is quite safe. :)

    Can't wait to see how you made that topiary...it's really sweet!



  15. Ooooh, I am digging on that topiary!

    Thanks for the lovely photos. I have much inspiration now!

  16. I love the birdies and the dollar store.

    I made two topairies this weekend and I swear they look a lot like yours. I'll be posting those soon as well.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment.

  17. Thanks for all of the sweet comments, ladies! If I have not gotten back with you personally (e-mail or posted on your blog) it is only because I could not find you! Thanks for the comment love!

    Blessings, Grace

  18. Those are DARLING!! Must find me some birdies stat!

    Thanks for your comments on my Welcome sign too, I was pleasantly surprised by how well it turned out.

    Have a great weekend!

  19. Love the birds and really can you ever have too many? I think not. Congrats on the pregnancy and the upcoming arrival of a precious gift from God.
    thanks for stopping by my little blog.