Sunday, January 9, 2011

Another Dollar Tree Makeover

Remember these birds

I could kick myself for not buying more when I bought the first pair.  I was able to find three more pairs, which I ended up selling in my Etsy shop.  They did so well, that I'd give my left arm to have a whole flock to do, but it's just not meant to be.  I've been to every Dollar Tree around here (maybe 7) and they are all out.

They do have pigs, which I don't imagine would be very popular, and roosters.  I grabbed a pair of roosters back in Dec when I first started trying to find more birds and I gave them a couple of coats of bright red.  Then I used my trusty glaze to finish them off.  

While they aren't as popular as the white birds, I think these will do well in the shop too.  I've already sold one pair and I've got two more sets to do.  I've seen a few of these around at the Dollar Trees that I've been to, but it looks like they may be extinct soon too.  I'm OK with that because now that I'm able to look at Dollar Tree figurines and see what they COULD be, I'm sure I'll find some goodies when they put their Spring stuff out.

For anyone interested in using glaze, I'll be posting a tutorial sometime this week.

Linking to:
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff 
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle
Take a Look Tues @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition 
Get Your Craft On @ Today's Creative Blog 
Crafty Mondays @ The Tootsie Wootsie 

11 crafty peeps said:

  1. So cute! I would have never thought to paint those figurines but now I can't wait to go see what my Dollar Tree has.

  2. Oh boy do I hate when that happens! I was just at mine over the weekend and they didn't have them in mine either. I would have gladly stocked up for you! =)


  3. ooh i love them! i think red was tthe perfect choice for those hens!

  4. Hi!
    I found you over at shabbychateau-love the name of your blog!!!
    Looking forward to spending more time over here!

  5. Ohhh.... I love these and in red too!

    I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

    Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

  6. Love the roosters! And I was gonna ask about how you used glaze...I'm dying to know! Will check back for your tutorial!!

  7. I love the roosters. I haven't seen any in our Dollar Tree stores. But now I'm going on a "hunt". I'd love to have some!

    Yours turned out so pretty!


  8. Love them in red. You find some great things at the dollar store!

  9. LOve them=))...Your newest follower!

  10. thanks for linking this up! I hope they get more of those birds at the store! they are cute!

  11. I love roosters and I love red, so I think these are awesome!! :) I'd love it if you came and linked these up to my new linky party, Tute {Yourself} Tuesday!!