The T family often continues the tradition when Mimi (my mom) comes over on Fridays. Everyone is tired from the long week and pizza just makes sense.
I got really bored last weekend. So bored that I didn't feel like ironing or weeding the garden. I was in a crafty mood and decided to make a wreath for our back door using only items I had in the house. Meaning I would not spend an extra dime on it. I had an old grape vine wreath to use as a base, but beyond that I was stumped.
I really wanted to use some cardboard to make an embellishment, but it usually takes T about 5 or 60 reminders before he'll bring something like that home for me.
Then my eye's fell upon the holy grail of trash to treasure: pizza boxes.
I found a silhouette I liked on Google images and freehanded the outline onto a piece of paper, which I cut out and traced onto the cardboard. Very carefully, without slicing any major arteries, I used T's box cutter to cut out my bird.
My next brilliant idea was to wrap the bird in twine and hot glue it in place. I spent the better part of naptime saying very bad words under my breath and ended up with a big wad of twine in the trash can.
So next I spray painted it.
I ended up Mod Podging some scrapbook paper onto the bird and distressing the edges with a black ink pad.
And adding a small black button for an eye so it can
The twine that wasn't destined for the trash can was used to tie the pizza box birdie to the wreath. I hung the wreath from a burlap strip and added some faux berries for a little somethin.'
Not bad for a pizza box that was a real "roadkill rescue." And the price was even better since it didn't cost a cent to make!
Linking to The CSI Project for their Roadkill Rescue Day.
Have a wonderful day!