Friday, July 5, 2013

Birdhouse Bunting

 It is okay if you think I am crazy, I am pretty sure Cody already thought I was and the neighbors surely do after seeing me complete this latest project!  But my cute bird houses on my front porch needed a little pick me up and these sweet little buntings were just what they needed.  Plus they were fun to make and I used up some scraps.  I think that makes them even better!
Here are the birdhouses before.  Don't get me wrong, I love them just as they are!  But they definitely needed something extra.  The first bunting is made with a string of white pearls with lace flags and single white pearls in the middle.  

 I think I might have to make a real life version of this for my dining room.  I love this pretty pearl and lace bunting even in its miniature size!
 My big birdhouse that is made out of reclaimed barn wood has a burlap banner with white roses.  The scraps of burlap have the cutest little fringe on the bottom.  It was blowing in the breeze that we had this afternoon as I took pictures.
 I think the burlap looks fantastic up against the barn wood.  I just scotch taped all the bunting on to the houses to see how they looked.  I am sure my neighbors thought I was a kook as I sat on the front porch taping these things onto the birdhouses.  But I don't care!
 My vintage doorknob birdhouse is decked out in patriotic colors.  I made one at first and then quickly went in to make another after I saw how perfectly it fit on the eaves of the roof!
 Red, white and blue are perfect summer colors all summer long!  Hopefully these will last through the heat and weather.  I may have to make bunting for my birdhouses for every holiday and season...yep, I will definitely be doing that!
 See how much more fun and festive my birdhouses now look?  So glad I took the time to create buntings for all of them. 
I think I am becoming quite the bunting queen.  They are fun and easy to make and I love coming up with new ideas and designs for them.  Today birdhouses, tomorrow the world!

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17 comments:

NanaDiana said...

My Gosh, Trisha! Those are SO SO cute! I love how that little trio looks all decked out with mini-banners- xo Diana

Ivy and Elephants said...

Now that's thinking of every detail! So pretty with pearls, (a weakness of mine!)b I think the patriotic one is my favorite. Adorable!
Hugs,
Patti

Donna said...

Your bird houses are just adorable with their new buntings, Trisha! What a fun idea! I especially love the lace one. I think you will be starting a trend for sure:)

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Adorable, the perfect adornment!!!
Hop on over and share at Amaze Me Monday...so cute!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

This is too cute! My birdhouses definitely need a little added decor! Thanks for sharing. I found you over at The Dedicated House. Blessings to you, Patti

Jenny's Heart said...

Too cute for words! I LOVE mine too, thank You SO MUCH!
You made my day.
LOVE YA my sweet friend!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

The birdhouses were so fun before the buntings that they had to be cool after them.

Kathy said...

Makes sense to me. Buntings, why not?
Great birdhouses, I am a first time visitor from Nifty Thrifty. I love your background. Kathy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is so fun, the birds need their house decorated too. Thanks tons fo rjoining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Julie Marie said...

Oh Trisha.... those are sooo adorable!... love each and every one of them... I want to make some now for mine... how fun it would be to make Autumn ones with pumpkins and such... thanks for sharing!... xoxo Julie Marie PS I bet the birdies love them too!...

lindaakacraftygardener said...

I love the bunting on your birdhouses. I've been know to add miniature Christmas lights to the inside birdhouses to make them festive. So if you are crazy, so am I :) I'm visiting from Cottage Garden Party.

September Violets said...

This is an adorable way to make your birdhouses look lived in ;) I have some old birdhouses that look like your barn board house ... I just may add some rustic bunting to them as well (before they rot away completely!). Wendy (followed you over from Fishtail Cottage)

Ornate Splendor said...

Oh, what sweet little banners! Each one is just fabulous...love the lacy one with pearls so much!! Cheers, Catherine

Art and Sand said...

If you have time to make banners for your birdhouses, you can over an make some for mine - they would look adorable. But, I have a garden crying for help, laundry, windows, etc. I wish I had the time to do something so cute.

Chel C said...

This is so cute! I'm now looking at my sparrow family bird box and how that can be prettied up! xx

Jann Olson said...

They are ready for some fancy birds to move right in. Even birdies like a little bling! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Trisha Sweetie...
OMG, what treasures you have created. I mean what little bird would not just love to move right on in. I can't pick a favorite, I love them all. They really gave the houses new life, and have encouraged me to give mine here at Country Wings in Phoenix a little lift as well. I will have to see what I can do to bring it to life. Thank you so much for sharing with me this evening.

Thank you also for your kind words about Bruiser. It's going to take me some serious time for my heart to stop hurting. He was one in a million.

Have a glorious weekend sweet friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry