Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Eleven years ago I made bird feeders for Christmas Gifts. I just used a clay pot and it's base and glued them together like shown in the picture.. of course before I glued the two pieces together I put the rope through and secured it with a knot. I made about 5 feeders and left them to sit... for 11 years!! Not very frugal of me I would say..

While cleaning out my basement.. I decided to grab one and bring it upstairs.. I was not going to waste these. WHO doesn't love a snowman? I painted the initial pot white.. and then blue.. when that dried.. I painted the snowman on along with the "flakes" and "dots"...


From there I added the face and let the whole thing dry overnight.. The next day I applied an antique medium.. and wiped away until I got the effect that I wanted...


I then added a gingham ribbon with artificial greens with a pinecone...


I then added a bit of bird seed.. and voila.. your feeder is ready..


You can give it a clear spray.. but I didn't have any laying around.. when I make more.. I will add the spray to give it a protective coating!









I just finished reading this book and I have to tell you that I absolutely LOVED it.. I was sucked into the story starting at page one. Because I can't write a great review like others.. here's one I took from the web...

Book One in the REFINER'S FIRE series, tells the story of a timid southern girl who finds her voice as she begins to tell the truth about the atrocities around her. A short stay in the North confirms her abolitionist feelings, but when she returns to the South she finds herself torn between her home, a beloved suitor who doesn't share her feelings, and the principles she knows are true. Standing for right may mean standing alone. Does she have the courage?


I can't wait to read two and three..

10 comments:

Miss Slick One said...

GORGEOUS!!

Susanne said...

Those are absolutely adorable.

I love Lynn Austin's books. I find all her stories to pull the reader right in with the characters.

Denise said...

I love the snowman bird feeder....it makes me want to run to walmart right now to buy the stuff!!

The Other Side of Me said...

Your bird feeders are just awesome. What a great idea.

I have to try that book. Thanks for telling us about it.
Tammy

PS. I love your blog background with the santa and the tree!

Cris said...

I love that bird feeder. It is too cute.

Tam said...

LOVE your bird feeder and also laughing very hard that you made them and then stated ELEVEN years ago....O MY I am laughing so hard because OOO that is so what I do...I buy or make things and find them later...esp gifts...OOO yeah ONE that I have for you all summer. LOL LOL IT is very little but it made me think of you...LOL

Blessed Momma to 4 said...

Terri,

Those are adorable! You are blessed with such wonderful talents.

God Bless,
Hope
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/yankeehill/

jayedee said...

love love LOVE the bird feeders and i'm totally stealing the idea!

Sandy said...

*swoon*
I adore your bird feeder, it was such a great idea!

Krystyn said...

That is so stinkin' adorable.

You should give them this year! It looks professional.