Monday, April 22, 2024

Make a Bird on a Perch


Hello Friend!

I found these birds at the local Garden Center.

They had texture like hand carved wood.

I think they may be made of resin or 

some kind of solid plastic material.

I sanded off their tiny feet.

I had this single wooden candlestick that I wasn't using-

I had the idea to cut off one end to make a perch for my bird.

The candle side was metal.

I flipped the candle stick so that the metal top was now the base.

The weight on the base made the 'perch' more stable

I cut a short piece of dowel and set aside.

I made feet for my bird using heavy gauge wire. 

I drilled small holes under the body 

to attach wire with super glue.

Let dry.

I painted the bird with white chalk paint.

When it was dry, I rubbed some antiquing wax

all over the bird.

I used pliers to bend the wire feet around a small

wood dowel piece.

I used wood glue to attach

 the dowel to the candlestick.


I like the added height.


Thank you for visiting.

I hope you have a blessed week!

xo Lisa S


  1. Wow--beautiful job! They look so retro and chic. Visiting from the Crazy Little Love Birds linkup.

    1. Jennifer,
      It's so nice to have you stop by. I appreciate your sweet comment. Thank you, and thank you for hosting!
      xo Lisa S

    2. I just love these! Thanks for sharing this post at the Will Blog for Comments #36 linkup!

  2. I love this idea so much Lisa--so creative!

  3. Too adorable. The dowel / perch was perfect.

  4. This turned out wonderful! Very creative. Thank you for sharing at the Crazy Little Lovebirds link party #35. :)

  5. Gorgeous effect! visiting from Funky Junk!

  6. What a lovely upcycle. This will be a feature at this week's Handmade Monday.


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