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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

DIY Pedestal Birdhouses



It seems I've got a thing for pedestals, lately.  My newest fascination are pedestal birdhouses.  So pretty and they just scream, "SPRING!"


I'm here to show you guys how to make your own.  These will be even easier to do than the pedestal bowls because you can buy the birdhouses from any craft store.  No searching the thrift shops for them, like we're all having to do with the bowls.


First, attatch your houses to your candlesticks.


Second, stain all of the natural wood.  I use Minwax stain in Dark Walnut.  I just brush it on with a sponge brush and leave it to dry.  Usually overnight or a day.


Then, just paint and distress. 




ALL DONE! 



Linking to:
We Did it Weds @ Sew Much Ado
Wow Us Weds @ Savvy Southern Style 
All Things Inspired @ All Things Heart & Home 
Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking 
Sugar & Spice @ seven thirty-three 
Show & Tell @ Blue Cricket Design 
Creative Share @ Trendy Treehouse 
Hoo's Got Talent @ Night Owl Crafting
Hookin' Up With HOH @ House of Hepworths 
Whatever Goes Weds @ Someday Crafts 
Crafty Soiree @ Yesterday on Tuesday 
DIY Project parade @ The DIY Showoff 
Mad Skills Party @ Mad in Crafts 
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch 
Anything Related @ All Thingz Related  
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous 
Free for All Friday @ Sassy Sites 
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Friday's Unfolded @ Stuff & Nonsense   
SNS @ Funky Junk Interiors 
Show & Tell Sat @ Be Different, Act Normal 
Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge  



Mad Skills Link Party @ Mad in Crafts

56 crafty peeps said:

  1. Love these!!!! Now I can't wait to decorate for spring!

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  2. I love pedestal bowls too!! Anything with pedestals is good with me!

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  3. Oh my gosh, these are just too adorable! I love the contrast of the white pedestals and bases with the cheerfully painted birdhouses! Now I really have spring fever:)

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  4. This is a cool idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Love these! I'm going to have to make some for my little guys' bathroom- he LOVES birds :)

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  6. Cute, cute, cute! I love birdhouses and sure love this post!

    Have a great day.

    Pam

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  7. These are awesome! I have a big long spindle that I have been wanting to cut up and make into things (Other than candle sticks!), and your blog has given me many ideas! Thanks so much! :o)

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  8. Love these!! I can't wait to get decorating for Spring!

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  9. They are beautiful. If only they sold bird houses in a craft store near me!!You obviously have well stocked craft stores over there!

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  10. I'm so in the mood for spring and this little project makes me feel like it's close!!! I'll be doing this for sure. I love the colors you picked...divine.
    I'm tweeting the post so it can inspire others!
    xo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  11. I love these!! I wish I could find more pedestals because I have a hard time finding them at thrift stores :/

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  12. Oh!!!! These are lovely~! Thank you for sharing...I saw you on Blue Cricket Design.

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  13. What a great idea!!! I am always amazed at all the new creative ideas in blogland. This is just too cute. Love it ~ thanks for sharing. Newest follower.
    Cindy

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  14. Another awesome and cute project!

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  15. OK--love this! Will be fabulous in my entryway!

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  16. These are so cute, I have like 8 birdhouses but no pedestal's! Shall have to think of somehting else to do with them

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  17. I love these birdhouses....thank you also for the sweet comments on my tray!

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  18. Really amazing! I have a bunch of candle stick holders just hanging out, Now i just need some bird houses! Oh yeah I love the blog and i'm following!

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  19. Love your birdhouses on pedestals. You've given me such a great idea because I adore birdhouses.This is my 1st visit to your blog. I came by way of Savvy Southern Style. I'm from South Carolina, too. I just started a blog about a month ago.
    http://cottageatthecrossroads.com

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  20. Cute, cute, cute. Thanks for linking this up.

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  21. these look spectacular!!!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  22. I LOVE this!

    Jessica
    Chapman Place

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  23. these are too cute. seriously!
    Off topic, but who is the giveaway winner? I don't see where it was ever announced.
    -darci

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  24. HI Kristi!
    I just linked here from a blogger who found me on OWOH. I LOVE your blog. We are junk sisters. I am known as the Art Junk Gypsy, or the Dumpster Diva of So Cal. I have a garage, barn and tack room full of things I am "gonna" make into sellable stuff one day. You have really inspired me. I love all your ideas and plan to post a link to your blog on mine. I will be back often. Check out my blog for some DIY craft ideas for kids, as well at trashformations, where I upcycle stuff I find in the trash... So great to "meet" you.

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  25. OOPS... my daughter was using my computer and had herself logged into google. I am karan not Kayleigh. http://karansimoni.blogspot.com

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  26. Love this idea, but just one question, how do you connect the bird house to the candle stick?If you use glue, what kind? BTW, Love your blog!

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  27. Gorgeous! I really love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing :)

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  28. Thanks for an awesome post! I featured it on my blog today!

    Amanda
    www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

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  29. I love these. The colors are lovely and they are subtle but so full of spring goodness! Thanks for the idea!!!
    xoxo,
    Amy
    found you on todays top 20

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  30. These are so cute and fresh and spring-y! My mother would love a set of these... Mother's Day project:)

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  31. Those are so cute. I love the colors you chose. I'm your newest follower. I'm throwing my first link party today (Monday) it would be great if you would stop by and share your project.
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  32. Love this idea. I am definately going to make some. Thanks for sharing your great creations. Karie

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  33. I'm so loving these...as I said! And I'll be featuring your wondermus post tomorrow on All Things Inspired!
    xo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  34. Very cute! I'd like to make a couple of these for my little birdie friends!

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  35. I love this so much I featured it this week at my Hookin Up with HoH Party!

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like!

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  36. I came here from HOH. I love them! I have been thinking about doing the same thing too. Thanks for showing yours off.

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  37. Kristi - these are just darling! Everything looks cuter on a pedestal!

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  38. such a creative idea! i would love for you to share these with my readers on http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2011/02/fridays-unfolded-7.html

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  39. Very cute, I actually have one of these made that I haven't blogged about yet -- "great minds" ;).

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  40. Thankyou! what a great idea....smiles.

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  41. These are so cute, Great idea! With spring around the corner these make me smile!

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  42. Hhi Saw a post on Moms By heart so I traveled over to check your site out...These are way to CuTe! Thanks for sharing...Have a GREAT weekend! ;-))

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  43. Supercalafragalisticexpialidoscious!!!!!!!!

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  44. Love these! What a great idea!

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  45. Wow! Thanks for sharing a great tutorial! Perfect for spring!

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  46. Brilliant! Love it! Totally copying it! ;)

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  47. Will you let us know what brand of paint you used and what colors. I love the color combo!

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  48. Love this idea! I love birdhouses, birdcages, nests...etc..anything to do with birds! I might have to try this, thanks for sharing! I found you on A Little Knick Knack and found her on Remodalaholic (who is having a linky party) you should definitely link this up to it :)

    Sincerely, Your newest follower, Lindsey @ I'd Rather Be Crafting.

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  49. What a awesome idea. Always looking for new ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Very Cute, adding this to the idea vault.
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

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  51. I just made these!! I've been wanting to them since I saw your post last year!
    Here is my blog post about them!

    http://terriestreasuresfromabove.blogspot.com/2012/04/spring-birdhouse-mantel.html

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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