Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Cheap-Cheep Cardinal Wreath

I finally got my door wreath hung and photographed.  My neighbors seem to like it as they have all stopped by to let me know it makes them smile as they go out in the morning.

   I choose to go with red accents this year as I did purple last year and persih the thought that I do the same color two years in a row,, giggle.

 The Cardinal is our state bird so I got 2 of those at my local craft store as well as the red and white polka dot ribbon.  Someone in blogland- Pat at Back Porch Musings, I think- did polka dot ribbon last year and I loved it so , Sonny See - Sonny Do:-)

 I had the grapevine wreath and the twig birdcage- sprayed those lightly with white spray paint, the 1.00 a can stuff.  I didnt want it solid white, more like a white wash and I am tickled with how it turned out.

 If and when I ever get the rest of the porch done I'll show the entire project to you, really I will..

Grape Wreath Before:::  I got it at goodwill for 1.00 . it had some garish ribbon and flowers on it so I tossed those.   I sure got a dollars worth as I used it as it arrived to do my fall wreath.
Twig birdcage- also a goodwill find 4 or 5 years ago for  50 cents..  I love 2nd hand shopping for the unique items I find as well as how much money I save.  Then add to that the fact that if I want to change something and I mess it up- I havent lost a fortune, so I can go further out on a limb with my creativeity.
 Thats my thinkin anyways:-)
one more after.. cardinals-- 1.50 each
                        ribbon -----2.00 for a yard
  faux florals from my stash..
 so again, here's my Cheap Cheap-- Cheep Cheep  Wreath..
click below to see lots of unique wreaths
Creative Birdhouse at Funky Junk


  1. I absolutely love this idea!
    I have quite a few birdcages around the house and I am always making wreaths so thanks so much for the inspiration!!


  2. I agree with your neighbors. Your wreath is beautiful!


  3. Sonny- That is a beautiful wreath. Very pretty with the birdcage in there and sprayed white. I love it- xo Diana

  4. So cute! I love the bird cage idea and the bright pop of red these birdie's bring to your door!

  5. Beautiful Sonny! That would make me happy every time I passed it too!

  6. That looks so pretty, Sonny! I love the cardinals and the red and white polka dot bow. Love the white you added ~ just enough. I like that whitewashed look, too.

  7. Very pretty! Love the pops of red and that bird house is so unique.

  8. I love cardinals they are so colorful. I am looking for some cardinal plates to do a table scape. I have several vignettes with my cardinals .Love your wreath good idea.

  9. Sonny I LOVE this wreath! So pretty. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  10. Oh Sonny...it is really cute...no wonder your neighbors love it!

  11. Very clever and cute wreath! I love the splashes of color on it and the unexpected bird cage.

  12. Hi Sonny,
    This is an absolutely very creative and smart idea.

    Re-use is your keyword and I am loving that. See? It turnt out so beautifully.

    Great job, Lady,

    Happy mid-week...

    Greetings from rainy Stockholm,

  13. I am soooo loving this! Adding the bird cage was a wonderful idea!

  14. Sonny, I so love your wreath. This is just gorgeous. I love the birdcage in the wreath, now I may have to copy that one. Cute, cute, cute. Thanks tons for joining TTT and yes it is perfectly ok. Hugs, Marty

  15. Your wreath is beautiful, Sonny! You did a great job...it's so welcoming and cheery! Love the birdcage!


  16. How cute is that! Love that idea! Thanks for sharing. Also, thank you for the visit and sweet comment @TheDedicatedHousse. It means the world. Wishing you a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn

  17. Just beautiful Sonny..you do wonderful work with everything you touch my dear friend..Hope your having a great week girl..I hope to be back to posting this week..Benn a little under the weather with my heart..sighs..
    Hugs and love Gl♥ria

  18. Wreaths are not my thing but I definitely would hang one like that. So cool!

  19. Oh, Sonny! I love your wreath! You're so creative. Love the birdcage, birds and just the right amount of greens! Man, you're good.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  20. That is just darling Sonny! So happy and welcoming. FYI, I have responded to you, however, you missed a letter in typing your email address on my blog. instead of aol, you did al, so they all came back to me. Just wanted you to know. Have a great week Sonny.

  21. Sonny...I LOVE this and you know what a copy cat I am...If I ever come across a cute little birdcage, I will make this for my porch. Really cute...love that ribbon.:))

  22. Sonny, I'd want to buy that wreath in a store - and I'm sure it wouldn't be cheep cheep! What a great job you did. I love the light spray paint on the wreath and the bird cage, and the polka dot ribbon is the perfect touch. laurie

  23. That's really pretty. I wish we had cardinals here, they're such gorgeous birds.
    OK I know these ones are not real haha. Love the idea of the door wreath though, I only ever thought of having wreaths at Christmas.

  24. Now that is a CUTE, cute wreath! I love it and LOVE that you did it so inexpensively!!! XO, Pinky

  25. Your wreath is just so cute Sonny!


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