Thursday, April 19, 2012

Do You Have Crafter's Block? Paint A Birdhouse.

I don't get 'crafter's block' too often... you know, that feeling that you want to make something but you just can't figure out what to make or what to sew or where to put it?  Every once in a while, I'm hit with a bout of it and I've found some great ways to get my old friend 'inspiration' back: Do a simple, mindless, easy-peasy craft.

At Jo-Ann's Fabric they had these little wooden birdhouses for $1.  One dollar.  I grabbed it so fast the cashier got whiplash.  I even bought a couple for the kids because they love to paint and $1 is a good price for a kids project.  I got out my acrylic paints and went to work.

A pretty blue to start...

I used a pencil eraser to make some polka dots...

Yellow on the bottom... and this doesn't have to be perfect because we are awesome and, as a result, anything we make is awesome...

A little brown roof and a green perch and it's done.

And while I was mindlessly painting, I had 12 ideas for projects. TWELVE.  Inspiration, you have found me once more.

Oh, and it looks cute on my faux-mantle, too. :)

Thrifty Crafty Girl


  1. You'll have the bird's knocking on your door to live in that cute little house. I can't wait to see what 12 new ideas you came up with.

    amy @

  2. Absolutely ADORABLE! :) I've always said that it's best to do something completely different if you have a mental block. Guess I need to try that!


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