Friday, 16 January 2015

Where Hummingbirds Nest, Butterflies Rest - Upcycled Yarn Birdhouse

Hello dear friends! Thank you for stopping by today and my warmest welcome to my newest followers from Bloglovin' and Networkblogs! So lovely to see you here!

In case you missed my last post, be sure to check out my CHA2015 Mixed Media Dragonflies Canvas with dry decoupage technique :).

Today I have another 3D make - a colourful fluffy birdhouse. This project was so much fun to make! It's a weaved collection of yarn, fibers, feathers etc - I almost felt like a little bird weaving a nest myself lol :). And of course it also includes some stamping, colouring and Frantage-ing!

Here is the front view of the birdhouse and inside you can see some tiny spotted eggs. To make these I squashed some small Styrofoam balls to form an egg shape. Then after painting them with acrylic paints I added some spots by flicking a paintbrush over them with some watered down brown paint. To weave the birdhouse itself I needed a base to work on - and for that I used super hi-tech equipment. Read on to find out more...:)


Stampendous: PenPattern ButterfliesButterflies Die Set, Cling Hummingbirds, Hummingbirds Die Set, Aged Hunter Embossing Enamel 

MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko® 
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®

Adhesives by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
®: 3D Foam Pennants, 3D Foam Squares Regular and 3D Foam Squares Small - white, DODZ™ - 3D

Inktense Pencils, plastic florist stand, multicolour yarn and threads, ribbon, cheesecloth, watered down white acrylic paint in a spray bottle, feathers, Liquid Pearls 


1. Weave the yarns and threads through the gaps of a florist stand, leaving one gap open to create a nest's entrance. 

2. Spray generously with watered down acrylic to tone down the bright colours. Repeat until you are happy with the result. 

3. Wrap around with hand died cheesecloth and secure with matching threads.

4. Stamp the Hummingbirds and PenPattern Butterflies and colour them in. Die cut the images.

5. Add some Aged Hunter enamel to the birds' wings. 

6. Stamp the flowers, colour in with pencils and cut them out.

7. Start layering the images over the nest as shown, securing them with DODZ and Foam Squares.

8. Embellish further with foam pennants, feathers and flowers. Add little eggs inside the nest. 

I absolutely adore those little hummingbirds - they look super cute! And the patterns and colouring options for them are just endless! If you'd like to see some more 'humming' inspiration check out the projects my Stampendous teammies are sharing today!

Asia King (that's me!)

Thank you for stopping by today and for all your heart warming comments! Take care of yourselves and stay warm!

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Joanna Wiśniewska said...

Jakie piekne!

adziamar said...


Unknown said...

Wow! This is really creative-love it! :-)

barbara macaskill said...

I am not sure my eyes will ever go back into my head or my jaw will come off the floor! This is absolutely mindblowing, earth shattering and INCREDIBLY FANTABULISCIOUS! I am in awe! What a genius idea! I definitely want to be like you when I grow up!! Thank you for blowing my mind this early in the day! This is gorgeous!

Stampendous said...

Incredible, awesome, gorgeous project! There is just so many wonderful pieces to the nest and all the gorgeous stamped and colored images! Love it! Thank you for sharing your design process with us!

Jean said...

HOly cow! Amazing!

Viki Banaszak said...

This is so adorable! Can I move in too? I will take up egg sitting duties. LOL

Unknown said...

You are too clever for words! I am in love with this birdhouse and it's absolutely stunning. Well done!!! xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Oh wow... this is such a stunning creation! Love every details. The soft colors are fabulous. :)

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