My Rare One and I did not make a gingerbread house this festive season. Instead, we painted and decorated a Christmas Bird House Village!
A tiny A-frame bird house made me think of a Christmas tree, so I painted it in shades of green and stuck a whole bunch of bling on it to represent ornaments. The wreath around the bird house entrance is made from a couple of intertwined glitter pipe cleaners.
Continuing the bling and glitter theme, I then painted this medium-sized bird house blue and white. I shingled it (rather shakily) with blue and gold glitter card stock. I continued the blue theme with some self-adhesive blue bling on the sides. Another gold glitter pipe cleaner wreath and gold beads around the bottom and voila! Ready for some gay birds to move in!
My Rare One completed the large bird house at the centre of our village tableau. Apart from a glitter pipe cleaner wreath and some glitter snow on the roof, she did not take my easy route of just sticking on a bunch of bling. No, she instead painted all her decorations on the house with the teeny-tiniest of brushes! A candy cane fence and perch, a Christmas tree, the pre-oven festive turkey, a cheery snowman and twinkling Christmas Bell lights -- all meticulously painted by hand!
I apologize for these kinda crappy, blurry photos I took. Too much eggnog, I guess, LOL!
[Photos © Debra She Who Seeks, December 2021.]