Saturday, September 10, 2011

Un-spooky Birdhouse with Helmar, The Robin's Nest & Bella Blvd!

This entire week Helmar and The Robin's Nest paired together for some amazing projects & inspiration. I hope you will take some time to visit both blogs to see what the DT has been up to. I picked up this wooden birdhouse months back at hobby lobby. I finally knew I wanted to make an Un-Spooky Birdhouse to start our new holiday decorations. I love decorating for the holidays and now that I'm pretty much addicted to paper crafting, I thought I would try my hand at creating some handmade decorations for our house. It was SO much fun and I couldn't wait to share it with you!

Here is the front of the birdhouse. I used Helmar Decoupage to adhere all the bits and pieces of paper to the front and sides of the birdhouse. This was fun and easy to do - it gave it a nice glossy finish. After that, I cut 1 1/2 inch strips of paper and the using a punch created the edge and then layered it on the roof of the birdhouse using Helmar 450 Quick Dry. This is great for adhering paper to wood. If you ever wonder which adhesive to use on your project - just take a quick look at the Helmar Adhesives Easy Selection Chart - it's always on the top left side of the blog for quick access or you can print it off to have it handy at your desk!!

All of the bling on this birdhouse is courtesy of The Robin's Nest Dew Drops in Abracadabra! I love these as they come in so many different shapes and colors. My go to glue for adhering dew drops to any project is the Helmar Gemstone Glue! It's amazing because while it goes on white it dries perfectly clear. Believe me, I held my breath my first couple of project fearing I had messed them up because of the glop of glue I had used! haha But I know better now - I never have to fear with Helmar!

Here is another close up of the Robin's Nest dew drop with Helmar Gemstone Glue. I just laid down a line of glue and then gently placed the diamond dew drops. It worked perfectly!

The final product I used in decorating my birdhouse is another must have product for me - Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots! I use it on almost EVERY altered project I make! It's great for giving dimension as well as adhering metal embellishments.

Well, that's it for me! I hope you've been inspired to do some altering today! I'm always excited to see the finished project and this is already sitting on my mantel even tho Halloween is still over a month away! It's just too cute!

Challenges I'm Playing:
CES Challenge - Make it Spooky
Mark's Finest papers - Use a Punch
Catch the Bug - Let's get punchy
Craft us Crazy - Autumn Colors or fav embellishment
Delightful Challenges - Bling it
Pals Paper Arts - Bewitched
Crafty Creations - Anything but Square
Decorate to Celebrate - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Halloween



Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

OMGoodness....what a wonderful creation! I'm sure it is the only birdhouse like this on the block....loving it. And, thanks for sharing this fun project in our Catch the Bug challenge this week.

Elizabeth Sanchez said...

i love this house so much!!!!! but you already know that! tee hee! great job on it!!!

Noelle Reese said...

So stinkin' cute!!!

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow--what a great project using the birdhouse! I love all the details! Great job. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge.

Heather said...

Oh wow, you've obviously spent a lot of time on your creation! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

sallysbitz2 said...

Carissa this is just amazing x

Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x

Laila said...

wohooo, this is cool ;O)
Hugs Laila

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Janeen said...

you have a passion for your project and it shows, i don't know though, that little gel with the one big eye is pretty spooky looking. LOL. Thanks for playing in this weeks challenge to use a punch over at Mark's Finest Papers. We appreciate you.

Melanie said...

Very creative! Love Monster's Inc! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

Aim said...

WOW!! I really love your "un"spooky birdhouse!! :) All the details are really amazing -- I just LOVE all the BLING!! :) The BIG question is -- Will you let any birdies live in this adorable home?? hee hee :)

Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

Amy :) at
and Decorate To Celebrate!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful especially with the bling. Not heard of liquid dots. I know what mini dots are.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Carol Hurlock said...

How fun and absolutely fabulous this is. Your eye for detail is exceptional. It is exquisite. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Challenge this week. It is a joy to visit and see what you made for us. Good luck in the stamp drawing. Looking forward to seeing you play again with us next week.

Bear Hugs,

Claire Spielman said...

Wow, never thought a birdhouse could be soooo cute. TFS @ DTC
Guest Designer

Rhonda Emery said...

love this it is so darn cute and adorable way to cute to spook any one. ha thank you for joining our challenge at decorate to celebrate.

karen said...

A fabulous spooky birdhouse, thanks for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you again, Karen

craftyb said...

WOW! I LOVE this project - LOVE all the fab details! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

Sherrie K. said...

Whata fabulous spooky bird house! can't get any cuter than this:) Wonderful job!
Good luck in the challenge!
Sherrie K

Designing with Debbie said...

What a beautiful bird house. So colorful and creative. Thanks for playing with us here at Speedy the Cat's challenge this week. We hope to see you again next week.

Unknown said...

what a fun spooky birdhouse! Perfect for a entry table decoration!!! love it!

Lola said...

What an impressive creation and how fun! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Catch the Bug.

kaylou said...

wow this is amazing thank you for joining us at CES challenges.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Julie said...

Oh, this is such a fabulous creation! So much work and so much to see and admire! Thanks for playing along with us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

Min said...

Wow, this is just AMAZING! What a wonderful project! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Let's Get Punchy" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Beckie said...

Super cute! Great to be in the challenge with ya! New follower...Stop in and see me ;)

Be Blessed, Beckie

callyannc said...

Spookalicious good! TFS CallyAnn
Here from DTC

Miranda said...

Coming over from "DTC"! TFS!
Miranda :)

Norma said...

WOW!! just amazing:) come over from Decorate to Celebrate and I'm now a new follower:)