This is post 26 so I’m half way to my goal of making something new every week for a year.
You would think by this time I would be confident of always finding a make for the week, but no. I have a panic every Monday thinking, ‘What on earth can I make this week?’ Yet every week something comes to me. This week I had the panic as I was tidying up some bits and pieces – and then I had this week’s idea. I had already started to paint an old bird house and it wasn’t working out too well. Here is the picture:
I had picked it up to clear away along with a magazine..and that is when inspiration struck. I’ll decorate it with paper! And that is when I get that familiar buzzy, want to get on and do it now feeling and know I’ve got something for this week’s make.
So, as I said, I started with a rather weather beaten old birdhouse that I’d tried to paint. The paint just soaked into the old dry wood so I decided to collage it.
I cut up pieces of a flowery calendar and stuck them to the birdhouse by applying a generous amount of PVA glue to both the house and the paper. I then painted over the whole thing with more PVA and gave it a coating of spray matt varnish.
And here it is:
I think it may need another coat of varnish before I put it outside.