Shabby Solar Chandelier

The first time I’d heard of solar chandeliers was on Pinterest.  I fell in love with the idea of taking an old, out of date chandelier & turning it into something that can be used outside.  I went on a search for an old chandelier.  Then one day, while I was at Goodwill, I found one for only $6.45!  It’s been sitting & waiting for me to make it into something beautiful.  The wait is over, and I love it!

Solar Chandelier

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Daisy Birdhouse Wind Chime

I’m still playing around with birdhouses.  I wanted to make a special birdhouse for my sister.  She has a wonderful garden that makes me feel peaceful when I go there.

I know that she’s partial to green & daises.  So it was only natural for me to make a green birdhouse & paint some daises on it for her.

Finished Daisy Birdhouse

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Patriotic Bird House Wind Chime

It’s been a long winter, and it feels so good to throw open the windows and let the warm breeze come into the house.  Starting the Spring house cleaning is always a chance to re-do some things, and that gets my creative juices flowing.  The warmer weather has also been pulling my thoughts to the outdoors.

When I was browsing through Michaels & Joanne Fabrics, I saw some bird houses in all shapes & sizes.  It got me thinking of how to decorate them & use them outside.  This is the first in a series of birdhouses. The post is very long because it’s picture laden.  But it really doesn’t take that long to do.

Patriotic Bird House, Patriotic Bird House Wind Chime

Here’s how I did it:

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