Thursday, March 22, 2012

Trash to Treasure - Springtime Steampunk Birds

Thrifty Thursday Craft
For our thrifty Thursday I decided to go with a nice cheap green craft.  I had made my two plaster birds, using the same simple plaster casting that I did a few weeks back.  Then I went to our local Habitat for Humanity 'Restore' to find some kind of weighted base for the cool shabby green spindles I found a couple of weeks ago, and which I planned to use as bases for the decoupaged birds.

But while at 'Restore' I ran into these uber cool sprinkling system pressure gages and thought that a little Steampunk might be just what my colorful little birds needed. 
They were different heights and were nice and stable due to the heavy bases!  Yeah!













After choosing three papers I liked together, I decoupaged them onto the birds with clear Tacky Glue.  I love how they turned out and I am still trying to decide where they should live.

Have a lovely 'green' spring!

P.S.  I found a great 'junk crafting' site and I am linking this post there.

15 comments:

  1. Incredibly cool! You've succeeded again in making something wonderful out of "nothing." Good going, friend!

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  2. I LOVE these little birds! Sooo adorable. Love your wreath too. Mimi

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  3. This is SO cool. Love it! My work does allow me access to some old broken gauges so maybe I can try something like this! (Found your blog via the link party @ One Artsy Mama; hope you'll find the time to swing over by my blog as well!) Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Very very creative! Most people wouldn't have seen those valves and thought to put cute decoupaged birds on them with some sparkly ribbon but you did it and it looks great!

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  5. Oh wow, too cool! Safe to say I'd have never thought of this one! Thanks for linking up at Shine on Fridays!!

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  6. Wow, I love them! A combination of whimsy, shabby chic and industrial vintage all in one! Awesome! I would put them in the entry or on the nightstand :)

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  7. How fun are those,,,love those funky bases :) Laurel

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  8. Oh my gosh! I love these! I would love to have you share this at my themed link party - http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=6247

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  9. Wow, these are great! I hope you will add this to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop!

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/hippity-hop-easter-project-hop.html

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    1. Done and done, thanks for the invite, great party!!

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  10. Very quirky these! Safe to say completely crazily unique! Love them!

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  11. Love your creation. I am a folk art junky...love anything made with recycled items...I am your newest follower. Please visit my blog palace sometimes. Tiffany (AKA Cranky Queen)

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  12. I came over from Rustic-Crafts... Love your creation! Really cool! Janice

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