So Really Cute
These were shoes that were featured on her site and I can't even say they're my favorite, but I think making gifts, even ones like this...are super fun.
|This Cute Drawing Is Her Link To Her Site|
Here's another site and it's fun, too!
What I was thinking since Steve and I can't really be imaginative lately of a Family Home Evening Activity to do together, I thought I could get him to help me with working with metal. I pinned (Pinterest) a bird-house that I wanted for my yard. Actually, it was the very first thing I pinned. THE FIRST ONE! I told my Steve I wanted his oil can that was in the dirt by his workshop. And he went for it. Hurray! The bird house idea was an oil can. TA-DA! I didn't have any old ceiling tile that was featured on the Pinterest site and I would've loved that. An even better idea came to mind because I do have hundreds, literally, of old license plates that I've inherited.
I picked-out three states that Steve and I visited this summer and we proceeded with the project. The tools he brought-out were funny screws with a drill end on them. "Self-driving screws." I'm learning. Then, I had chain and a break-away hook to connect the old chain to use to mount the bird house in the tree. We picked my kitchen window as the place for me to watch for nesting birds. I even put nesting material in the oil can. My Steve didn't particularly like that, but made it look so "Spring-like." I love it with my New Mexico, Kansas, and Arizona. Here's the finished picture:
|The License Plates To Match Our Trip To Arkansas To Visit My Family|
One was set just a bit forward for a bit of an awning-look. All that was needed was to screw the plates on and then attach wire and chain. I took a bit of acrylic paint to make the screw/bolts look rusty.
|It isn't As Low As It Seems "Great Owl Poop In My Picture"|
|Out of My Upstairs Kitchen Window! I Can Watch It|
I'm so glad we did this. I learned how to use a new kind of screw, an electric drill, and make something that has a wonderful memories attached to it. I love baby birds.