I wanted to do a little somethin Christmasy in our screened in porch this year and thought a birdhouse theme would be good since I already have a few. I made the little birdhouses above with some scrapbook paper and stick on letters which I had leftover from last year (Martha Stewart Halloween glitter letters) and the unfinished birdhouses are from the dollar store. I only decoupaged the tops and back (since that’s all you really see). I’ll re-use them for spring/summer and I’ll probably paint them then. I can just peel the paper off and they’ll be ready to be transformed into something else! I like things you can makeover again and again!
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I picked up some extra greenery at Home Depot when we went to get our tree on Friday and used that as a base. It’s free!
Nests , nests, nests! Do you have any idea how many nests I have!! Thank goodness they’re good for so many things! Here’s a nest of Christmas balls.
This is my favorite birdhouse! It’s made of odds and ends of different things.
I also put up one of our fake Christmas trees in the porch but I’m not sure I’m going to decorate it. It’s already pre-strung with lights so it’ll look pretty at night when we’re sitting in our dining room and look out. I’ll rummage around and see what I have – I think I have some grapevine. That might look nice and natural on it. I might try to buy some bird ornaments or pinecone ornaments at the end of clearance sales this year to use next year on it. Or maybe I could pick up some pinecones when I walk Maxie tomorrow and do something with them (I really don’t need another project). Do you see how my mind works!
I just have a few odds and ends left to do plus the dining room decorations and then I’m done, done done!!
I’ve been meaning to show a picture of this for a few weeks and keep forgetting. Look at what landed in our yard
Is that a Heron? Anyway, it was huge! My pond has sprung some leaks caused by the bane of my existence – chipmunks! Yes, they have made nests or tunnels under or around my pond! We’ve found one hole but there’s another behind or under the waterfall so now we’re taking the whole thing apart (didn’t I say I don’t need another project though!).
I just want to say thank you to all of you who stop by and visit and leave me comments (even though I’m mortifyingly (is that a word?) behind in visiting your blogs). I truly appreciate the effort especially now that everyone’s so busy with their own things.