Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Autumnal Bird Box

I found this little box in a craft shop and decided to make a garden themed box for collecting seeds from my favourite flowers as autumn turns.

I covered it with LOTV Country Lady papers and used my Watering Can image to decorate it.  The only embellishment is a pearl I added to help lift up the lid as it's magnetic. I also inked around all the edges to age it a bit.

And finally to all my fellow Brits ... HAPPY "GUY FAWKES NIGHT"!
If you're braving the weather tonight and going out with your sparklers, have fun. :0)

Project Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
  • Sketchy Colours - Green, Beige, Brown
  • Sparkles - Autumn Colours
  • Penny Black & More - Anything Goes
  • Simon's Monday Challenge - Good Ol' Days (hunting round the garden collecting seeds for planting next year, like I used to do when I was younger - trouble was back then I didn't know the difference between flowers and weeds.  Hmm, perhaps not much has changed there!)
  • Lawnscaping Challenge - Fall / Autumn

Happy crafting


Squirrel x said...

Wow! How can I never find nice things like this to alter?! LOVE what you have done hunny, the papers are so lush, and the little bird with the watering can and the seeds are perfect for your intended use. Absolutely brilliant. You are too clever by half! Hugs xx

Christine L said...

Ooh this is so gorgeous... what a clever idea! My seeds always end up in little packets on the window ledge - if I had a box like that it'd encourage me so I must have a go. Lovely decoration too.. looks fab!

Christine x

Pollard Carole said...

A wonderful box its fabulous love and hugs Carole x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow! So pretty! I've never made anything like this! Well done!

Sarah said...

What a lovely idea and so useful too Annette, a lovely place to store your seeds. A perfect stamp and such pretty paper xx

Kat W said...

Beautiful and useful - think I need one of these! My seeds currently reside in old Go Ahead bar boxes - very stylish yes?!

The combination of DP and images are just perfect for this and you wouldn't want a lot of embellishment or it wouldn't really be practical.

Big hugs, Kat xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Annette this is so pretty! Thanks for sharing such lovely inspiration!
Hugs Lynsey xx

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous box and love the watering can image. Forgotten I have that stamp!! Great idea for it's use too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Brenda said...

This is so cute and such a great idea! That little stamp is perfect and beautifully colored!

Lea Brawn said...

Oh this is just gorgeous. X

Samantha Casey said...

Adorable box! I love how you decorated it! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

Yainea said...

Amazing project!! It's just perfect for store your seeds with that cute bird on the top, I love it!
Thank you so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping challenges :)

Jenna said...

Wow! Very sweet and cute box!!!

Synnøve said...

Super cute box! Love the images. Thank you for joining our challenge at Sketchy Colors!

Michelle said...

Beautiful work, Netty! Those stamped images are lovely. Thank you for sharing your project with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful altered project. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

Suzanne C said...

Sweet seed collector ox. Adorable images! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog!

{Chrissie} said...

This is so creative! I love the idea of creating a little box and you did a wonderful job!

I LOVE the pop of that patterned paper! This card is just awesome! Those stitched leaves are the perfect touch.

Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping Challenges!

Amy A said...

Wow Annette! This is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges this month and Good Luck. We hope you join us again.

Amy- DT Sparkles Monthly Challenges
{Lil Cutie Creations}

Helen said...

Gorgeous, Netty and beautifully made.

Thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Challenge.

Helen x

susiestacey said...

A lovely decorated box - lovely for keeping your seeds in.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts 'Anything Goes' & good luck x Susan x

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