Don't you guys love the little birds that I picked up from Hobby Lobby? Aren't they adorable? I plan on decorating everything with them.
Kidding. These things are hideous.
If you don't know me by now, you will never, never, never know me. No you won't.
But work with me - because together we can save the birds from hideousness (with the help of a lot of glitter).
To begin, I applied glue - generously - all over the bird (even the eyes and beak). I really like the Martha Stewart glue from Michael's because it has an applicator, but any glue should work fine as long as you get it cover the entire surface.
Then, I doused it with glitter; I have found that really fine, powdery glitter works the best (once again, I used Martha Stewart brand). Now that Wal-mart has been selling her craft supplies, I was able to get a good selection of my glitter there.
The wires that originally come on the birds are perfect for wrapping around a hanger so that they can dry without getting bumped.
As you can see, even when completed, glitter continues to fall off. My final step will be to spray them with a clear sealant which will keep the glitter in place.
My plan is to create a mobile for my daughter's room, inspired by this butterfly one from Pottery Barn Kids. I only need to glitter 87 more birds. Yay.
Thanks to my sister's craft idea (she made these last year as Christmas tree ornaments), we can begin saving the birds.