It's Anita here and today I have a post to share using my few left over scraps of Prima's gorgeous Midnight Garden Collection. You can see my previous posts using it HERE and HERE.
I wasn't actually sure what I was going to do for this post, so I hunted around the house looking for inspiration. I found the wooden birdhouse blank in my craft room that I have had for a few years and had not got round to decorating, so I grabbed that and then also found the glass candle stick sitting in a cupboard with some vases ( I never did like that candle stick!!)
I painted the candlestick with white acrylic paint, giving it 2 coats, allowing it to dry fully inbetween coats.
Then, using a pure bristle shaving brush I very gently swiped the candlestick using some copper paint to create soft highlights and enhance the shaping of the glass.
The copper captures the light beautifully, but also softens the starkness of the white and gives it a slightly more vintage or shabby look.
Using the scraps I had left of Old Map and Midnight Garden sheets, I covered the roof and the house completely and then gently soft brushed copper paint around all of the edges.
The inside of the house was stuffed with natural coloured sisal fibre and I used some vanilla coloured cotton lace trim and some pearly trim to decorate the edges of the birdhouse around the base rim.
I added some tulle trim near the top of the candlestick and then finished off the whole thing by adding a mix of Prima and Petaloo blossoms and leaves, some of which I had softly swiped with copper paint.
I am actually really happy with how this came out in the end and hope that maybe it might inspire you a little to use up your scraps and alter something maybe that you didn't like and give it a new lease of life!!