Sunday, 15 March 2015

Happy Mother's Day - Vintage Bird Cages

It's Mother's Day here in the UK and I finally managed to make something and find five minutes to blog. I am trying to be a better blogger but life is still doing it's best to put obstacles in my way! For the time being I hope you'll forgive my sporadic posts and visits?

Anyway - Happy Mother's Day to all you Mummy's out there whether it's kids with two legs or furry four legged ones! I made these super easy vintage bird cage boxes for my Mum and Mother in Law. I hope you like them?

I did this one for my Mum.

I used a round papier mache box, acrylic paints, a selection of assorted die cuts, flowers, lace, ribbon, pearls and the new Docrafts Nature's Notes Decoupage Pack to create this project.

This was the box for my MIL.

This one was given a brass and copper blend paint effect and I used a pearl effect PVA glue to give the butterflies the look of "Mother of Pearl"

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes - x
Pile it On - Use 3 of something - x
Mixed Media World - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Pearls & Flowers - Top 5
My Time To Craft - For a special lady
That's Crafty - Wings & Things - Top 3
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes - x
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes


  1. hey sxg, intricate and fabulous xx

  2. Oh wow these are gorgeous lucky Mums.
    Jenny x

  3. Wow Claire This is STUNNING!!!!
    Kevin xx

  4. Wow! these are awesome, a fabulous gift for Mum and Mum in law

  5. No you are not forgiven.

    Luckily for you, you come baring gorgeous gorgeous projects. Your lucky Mum and MiL must have loved these :)

  6. wow, gorgeous creation!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  7. lovely project thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create this week Rachel dt

  8. Stunning creations! I'm sure both recipients were pleased to receive them! Hope you are well!

  9. Oh wow this is amazing. Hugs Jackie

  10. WOW! These birdcages are just lovely. I keep seeing something different each time I look at them - so pretty!!!

  11. This is so pretty Claire. What a lovely deco piece and am sure your mom amd mother in law will cherish this. Love the vintage feel to this project. hugs.

    1. popped back to say "Thank you for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month". Good Luck.

  12. WOW Claire, this is fabulous!
    Linda xxx

  13. How lovely! Very nicely done! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  14. Absolutely stunning,such a beautiful creation
    Thanks for joining us at MMW and good luck!
    Big hugs
    Donna DT xx

  15. Such beautiful creations - love the lace edging - makes it feel really vintage. I'm sure they both loved them! Thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit ~ Steffi :o) xx

  16. Oh WOW, this is just totally stunning. Amazing work.

  17. OMG this is absolutely stunning. Your mom will love it.
    Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

    Have a creative day.
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  18. These are lovely pieces. Thank you for joining Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month!

  19. Lovely decoration, gorgeous details.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Flowers & pearls' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  20. These are FABULOUS, Claire! What a wonderful idea for Mother's Day, I bet your Mum and MiL love them! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x

  21. Wow Claire! These are both totally amazing and your ladies must have been thrilled to bits with them. Such stunning detail to them both.
    Thanks for joining in our That's Crafty wings challenge and good luck in the draw.
    Fliss xx

  22. Very pretty piece. Love our design. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  23. Stunningly beautiful love it. So much attention to detail as produced a wonderful make. Thanks for playing along with MMWhugs Debs xx

  24. HOW have I never seen this it's sucha stunner!!! OMG! <3


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