Sunday, January 1, 2012

Christmas Clearance Crafting

Hey everyone! Did you find anything fun at the clearance sales? I collect glass clip-on birds for my Christmas tree and found these, kinda funky, ones at Michaels. I also found the little bells at AC Moore.
Ornaments 60¢, bells 52¢

The feathers were broken on both birds, but I was ok with that because I wanted to add some red and green ones I picked up at a flea market for 25¢, and Ma gave me these cool tinsel toothpicks...
Which one do you like better?
From ugly duckling to Christmas Swan!
Have a happy day:@)

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Metamorphosis Monday

36 comments:

  1. Truly a great transformation. I'm sure they are feeling proud now with their new tails and bells to tell when they have arrived! Happy New year! Dianne

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  2. I have no "eye". I would have probably passed up those birds and bells. You have created a beautiful ornament for your tree.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  3. What lucky birds to have come home with you and had a beautiful transformation.

    Sadly, the closest Michael's store to me is closing in January.
    I will have to visit often and see what deals I will find.

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  4. Oh I could live at AC Moore! I think the feathers - certainly something different on the tree!

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  5. I like the feathers for the tree! The birds make a very pretty ornament, you are so creative!

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  6. How fun and quirky. Like the feathered one! Happy New Year

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  7. These are adorable. Good find at the sales!

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  8. Very unique! Love how they are blowing it out the end haha. One of them can be for the 4th of July.

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  9. Now how fun are these. I didn't do any after Christmas shopping, just too much to put away already. lol Love your swans. Happy New Year and may your year be filled with tons of Blessings. Hugs, Marty

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  10. Love 'em! I would call them flamingos! LOL! I am cursing all of my "stuff" as I take it down and clean! But I'll do it all again next year!

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  11. So cute! How fun to give them new tails!

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  12. You did good! I need to find some of those clip on's to repair a few vintage birds that I have. I like the tinsel on your birds!!!

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  13. I have clip-on cardinals that I bought a couple of years ago in the Christmas Tree Shop for outside. I like your birds, I think I am partial to the feathers. Happy 2012! xo

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  14. Wonderful transformation. I love the addition of the color to the tails. Have a Happy New Year!

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  15. How fun to fix these up and make them all your own. I love the red and blue tinsel tail! hugs, Linda

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  16. Lynn,
    Love the bird clip on ornaments! I say red and green feathers all the way!

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  17. You have such a good imagination, Lynn. I would not have thought of replacing the broken feathers. I probably would have thought what a shame that they are damaged and passed on them. They turned out to be a pretty and inexpensive little project. I like that kind! Happy New Year!!------- Shannon

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  18. How fun! Some people talk about saving the whales but you certainly saved these birds from the trash heap! I like the red and green one!

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  19. Hi Lynn,
    great finds, Both ideas are great but I love the one with the added bells.
    Wish you a wonderful new year with luck, health and inspirations.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  20. They are both great! Difficult to choose. happy New Year!

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  21. I have several old clip-on ornaments that I love, but they aren't as colorful as yours, Lynn. What a fun addition to your ornament collection.

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  22. Cute find! I like the red and green feathers - just because of the Christmas colors.

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  23. Both are nice but I like the feathers best. They look so ... bird like! Nancy

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  24. Fun - everything is better with a personal touch.

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  25. I need you to make me over. sandie

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  26. Aren't they cute. I'm going out shopping tomorrow to see if there's anything left (I'm sure there will be). I only like the Christmas sales when the stuff is dirt cheap, so that only leaves the cast offs left.

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  27. Love the feathered one. I have been searching for owls for our tree for next year. By "searching" I mean hoping to stumble upon them at Food Lion or Southern States which is where I spend all my time. Unless they sell them at the drive at McDonald's...
    Stevie @ ruffledfeathersandspilledmilk.com

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  28. What fun little birds/geese/swans you have created!!
    For years I have kept a donate/garage sale box in my basement. I find that having a dedicated place to put things helps me get rid of things more easily. And sometimes I'll just put things in the back of my van, so I can take a load of bigger things over to the local charity shop. Either way, I know I'm working to make my home more comfortable.

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  29. That is quite a transformation. I like the bird with the toothpick tail best. I hope you had a wonderful holiday. Blessings...Mary

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  30. Hi Lynn! Those are so cute! Happy New Year to you and thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  31. Those are cute! I was too busy and distracted to do the clearance sales this year. I wish I had done something clever like that.

    Hope you had a great new year!

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  32. Thats so clever, I love them.

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  33. You found some wonderful bargains, Lynn! I bought a set of ceramic Santa Claus face dessert plates through the Pottery Barn web site today -- four of them were reduced to $14.00 from an original price of $34.00! I had a gift card so they were "free" in the end. That has been my only find. The stores were cleaned out so quickly this year!

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  34. What a cute find! I like the feathers best- Love your birds! :)

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  35. Sweet Lady, I will take either off you hands, umm, tree.
    You can use the red and blue one for the 4th of July!
    Blessings, Ginger

    Hey, Is your grass green?

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