Bon jour Mes Amis!
It's a chilly and drizzly day here at the Chateau, perfect for working on some creations in my craft room, and curling up with a cup of
chocolat chaud (hot chocolate)!
Do you ever pick up treasures in the making, only to store them away for months on end, not sure what you will do with them? Well, that is just what happened to me when I found a gorgeous and glittery bird cage many months ago. I knew that it would be a perfect project project to embellish and transform, but I just didn't know at the time what I would do with it!
So, I pulled it out of my cupboard a few weeks ago and just had it sitting on the counter, 'til inspiration struck!
I began by pulling out various bits of this and that, including a large silk flower, which I transformed with my secret painting technique.
I also had on hand these beautiful dusty pink and creamy taupe flowers, made of velvet, sheer glimmery fabric, and vintage book pages. Look closely and you will see that the flowers have glittery centers!
The flowers are attached to a wire garland, perfect for embellishing the bird cage.
Oh, I also added a few large faux leaves to the top, which I painted and glittered (of course!).
I had fun twisting and bending the wire, creating a fanciful effect.
I guess you could say that crinkly seam binding is one of my signature looks, so I just had to add a very generous bow in dreamy creamy white!
Below is another close up of the large faux flower. I really love how after being painted, it has a faded over time look!
Also for a fun and romantic touch, I added this cute little heart which I made from chipboard, and covered with a snippet from a vintage French book page. A generous dusting of iridescent glitter adds even more bling!
I had so much fun creating this whimsical birdcage!
I'll be putting it in my Etsy shop tonight if you want to check it out:)
Have a creative and glittery day!