Make My Monday has a photo inspiration challenge this week for their "things with wings" theme.
I am taking an offbeat angle on it
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My boys are all crazy about angry birds, so I thought it would be fun to cage one up! LOL!
This is an upcycle project, as I'm just using stuff I find around the house. Alas, it is very crude! But boys will be boys . . . This is made for fun, and I doubt it'll make it to the end of the day intact.
It comes in two parts, so the bird can be taken out. The base is a butter cookies tin, wrapped with some ruffled crepe paper. I wanted some semblence to the inspiration photo, so I've used khaki crepe paper, tied up with parcel twine. The flowers are die cut from felt. I do not have pink felt, so I used white, and sprayed them with pink & red inks. They are layered over pink netting, and finished with a red gem.
The cage is made from corrugated board, disposable chopsticks and cereal box. The boys helped paint some of the pieces white.
The cage sits inside the base. When it is lifted, the lip of the tin will hold it in place, so it can be carried around.
The top is held together with corrugated board, die cut with TH gadget gears die & mini gears M&S die, then hung up with parcel twine.
A close-up of one of the felt flowers. They are cut using sizzix TH tattered florals die.
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