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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

March 10, 2010

Make your own Birdie Canister!

It's way too much fun...this Saturday nite Special...come play along and visit!

~I've gotten a lot done this week. Oh yes I have!!!!! I painted our guest bathroom(backbreaking)...which I will post in a couple of days, and redid this book shelf by adding scrapbook paper to the back of the shelves.
It added so much to the look of it. I had gotten this shelf at Walmart for 29.00 and put it together but it was just plain looking.

I like it so much better with the paper in the back. Next I wanted to add some jars to hold bathroom items like soap, Qtips, cotton balls, etc. I'm going to make a few I think...wink, wink! Afterall.....what blogger can stop at one project? Big smile!
I took 2 jars (Walmart) and a couple of birds (Joann's) and hot glued the birds...

to the lids. I also made some for my kitchen which I will post next week with roosters.
After I hot glued them together I spray painted them with Metallic Spray paint (Rustoleum-Oil Rubbed Bronze). It is the same color as all the fixtures in the guest bath. I also used the spray paint to re-do the light fixture...which I'm waiting on to dry! It is so cold here!

I love how it turned out. I'm debating about making a couple more but with larger jars....
Sorry this turned out blurry! Yikes....

I'm also playing along with~

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Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday said...

Those are so cute! I saw some birds at the dollar store and I may have to go back and snatch them up to make these darling jars!

Molly Anne said...

WOW that is cutecutecute!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a great idea! So cute!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Very cute idea Debbie! Isn't it amazing what a little glue and paint can do?


Jennifer@Pieces of Me said...


iheartsunnydays said...

Oh wow - the bird jars look gorgeous!

My Cottage Charm said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! The rake idea is cute, but I have a son who, I know, would run right into it and an ER visit would be around the corner! LOL Very cute idea though! Maybe when he gets a little older I could use that one. I love your birdie cannister, very sweet! I just bought two cans of the oil rubbed bronze paint day before yesterday. Our Walmart tends to sell out of it VERY quickly, that's why I bought two. I've been walking around the house trying to find things to transform! :) hee hee hee I love paint, I call it a miracle in a can! :)
Have a blessed day! You should link your birdie jars up at my blog... cause I love em' and I'm sure others would too! :-)

Robyn said...

HOW super CUTE is that! It looks so rich and expensive now! GREAT idea! I visited you through my cottage charm and I'm so GLAD I did!

lofts of memories said...

LOVE IT !! LOVE IT !! LOVE IT !!!! Can't wait to try this.

Please post pics of the roosters after you finish them.

Thank you for sharing your creativity with us..

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

This is adorable...and they look so easy to make - great idea!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

That looks fabulous. I love the color of the back of the shelves, and everything is so beautifully arranged. The jar is just wonderful. What a fabulous idea. Hugs, Marty

Lisa said...

Love! And stealing. :)

Maryrose said...

Debbie, this is just darling. What a transformation and I love those birdie jars.
Is your farm close to Corona?
Have a great day.

helenabelle said...

Hi Debbie,
Those jars are sooo cute. I'm lovin'g them somethin' fierce!!

Try looking at a Ross for the Bordallo Pinherio bunny plates. I just viewed a lovely post this morning where the gal also set a table with them, in green. She said she picked them up a Ross a few weeks ago. I also bought mine at Ross but last year.

Yolanda said...

This is why I LOVE LOVE LOVE sharing ideas! So adorable and perfect.
Thanks for sharing.

Sabrina said...

Love the colors in your new improved bath! And your birdie idea really jazzes up simple canisters!

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

You are one clever chicky, Debbie! Love the revamping and creating!

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Hey There by precious friend!
Thank you for your sweet comments. You are just a doll that added some sunlight to my day! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week! Hope you have had a chance to enter the giveaway.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Tales from Bloggeritaville

Angie Acapella said...

I am totally doing this! It makes such a statement, but looks so easy! Awesome!

Gail said...

Very cute, clever. Love it.

Its So Very Cheri said...

I LOVE YOUR jars. I bought that same rooster.

I am letting everyone know that I have moved my blog to my new site www.itssoverycheri.com
I need to ask you, to please go over and RE-SIGN up to follow me over there. Google won't let you take your Followers with you so you are no longer getting my info in your reader, unless you have gone over and signed up. Sorry if you have already done so, I am trying to go back and forth between both blogs as well as my new e-mail and my old e-mail.
I have lots of fun things going on over at the new blog, so I hope you will hop on over and check it all out.

I also have a new give-a-way starting tomorrow.
Cheri www.itssoverycheri.com

Anonymous said...

Those jars are the work of a genius. I have all sizes of those jars and oodles of birds and never would I have put the two together with black paint. They are adorable! That's why I love your blog so much.

OK, I'm off to steal your stupendous idea.

Hugs, Gretchen

Hugs, Gretchen

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

Can I say that I just love that sweet little birdie jar???!!!!!!!!! It is so darn cute! I may have to make some of my own too! I love jars and birds!

Blessings, Grace