Monday, January 16, 2012

3D Paper Lovebirds for Valentine's Day Decor

I'm still on my Valentines kick!  I love all the paper birds I've seen on Pinterest and decided to see what I could come up with.   I have lots of scraps around the house from all my projects - here is what I did with scraps and a bird template from Creative Comforts Blog...thank you for the inspiration! 

Under $4 to make, including the $3 frame ~ that's pretty darn good!

For the birds, I used leftover LOVE paper purchased at Hobby Lobby
from my daughter's framed heart Valentine project. 
I used scrap scrapbook paper for the matte, 
jewelry wire, scissors, tape and a little hot glue...voila!

The glass was removed from the frame. 
I cut out hearts from the LOVE paper to make
 the wings and the dangling heart on the string.
I used a black crayon around the edges of the 
birds to give them a more vintage look.

You can learn how to make the framed heart on the right in my 

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Sweetened by Kagi said...

I love it! You are so talented!!! I am now your newest follower and I look forward to reading your future blog posts :)

Mary ~ said...

Thank you so much, Kagi!
I love the cake you made - so creative and adorable! LOVE IT!!!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment! Thanks for the follow! Hope you're having a great week!
Best wishes ~ Mary

Holly said...

Mary - You left a comment on my raggy burlap lamp shades. Thank you. I had to stop over to see what you've got here. I love little birds and your title grabbed me. I'm so glad to meet you. I joined your cute site. :)
Holly @ Down to Earth Style

Kammy's Korner said...

Sooooo pretty! Lovin' the damask paper in the background!

Mary ~ said...

Hi Holly - Thank you!!! Thanks for visiting and the follow! I loved your raggy burlap shades - so creative, too cute! I just love your home, so warm and inviting - beautiful! Again - thanks for the visit ~ Mary

Mary ~ said...

Thank you, Kammy! Thanks so much for hosting the party! Hope you're having a great week!

Oh, boy. Oh, joy! said...

I love 3 dimensional art! VERY chic, VERY festive!

Mary ~ said...

Thank you, Oh, Boy. Oh, Joy - it was so simple to make! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Aimee - said...

Love it!! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! My new giveaway started TODAY!

XO, Aimee

{Giveaway} Customizable Frames, Signs, Decor

Michelle Paige said...

Another beautiful frame art! You might need to rename your blog...sweetlittleframes! I love your style. Thanks for linking up to my Valentine Link Party!

Mary ~ said...

Hi Michelle - Thank you for all the sweet comments on my frames :) So glad you invited me to the party! Looking forward to following you and linking up to future parties! Have a great weekend!

Cheers ~ Mary

Mary ~ said...

Thanks, Aimee!!! I'm headed off for a girls' weekend, I'll try to check out the giveaway on the road :) Btw - LOVE your Valentine Cookies!!!
Have a great weekend - Oh - loved your first Vlog, too! :o)

LoriLynn said...

This is just beyond adorable! I absolutely need to try this! Love your blog-can't wait to read more! Xo Lori

Mary ~ said...

Hi LoriLynn ~ Thank you!!!
I stopped by your adorable blog, I'm your newest follower!