Sunday, February 21, 2010

Kind of an Easter project... maybe..sort of...

I had an idea to turn my Hey Cupcake template into a chicken coop.  I found some wire mesh in the basement and had hubby cut it into squares for me and I adhered them on the inside with score tape.  I cut my template and the windows with my Cricut but you could use a nestie or a craft knife to make some windows.  I did scale down the template to 75-80% of the original size--I cut the template awhile ago and can't remember.

I scored some lines on the template with my scor-pal and distressed with vintage cream ink (PTI).  The tin roof uses thin metal sheets made by QuiKutz and I embossed with a cuttlebug folder. 

After I got the box put together, hubby tells me that chicken coops are colorful, because they are usually built/painted/repaired with whatever is hanging around, and my coop was...blah.  So I painted it with various colors of ink.  I put some gumball eggs inside that my youngest daughter is dying to get her hands on.



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17 comments:

  1. That is really cute!!

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  2. Oh how CUTE and CLEVER!!! Love the wire mesh, and the way you painted the outside! Those bubble gum eggs are so yummy : )

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  3. this turned out so stinkin cute!!!

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  4. This is just toooo cute for us chickens!!! You are so ingenious when it comes to these 3D designs.

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  5. So cute! Love the idea - super fun for all the themed candies!

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  6. You are so creative! I love all the different ideas you have to use templates. This is so cute!

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  7. Oh my goodness you are killing me with these! That is just FANTASTIC! Your creativity just oozes out of you doesn't it? I need more hours in the day. :D

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  8. Annie... this is absolutely adorable and you need to (immediately) submit this to a magazine.. TOO CUTE! So, how do I buy this again? Sending hugs, Peggy

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  9. now this is incredible! so agree with Peggy - this needs to go to a magazine!!!

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  10. This is really cute! Great job!

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  11. I think that is one of the cutest things I have ever seen. I love that and it is the perfect holder for those eggs.

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  12. That is such a fabulous idea! And looks very much like a chicken coop with the colors you used. Hubby had a good suggestion there! I love seeing all the Easter Candy popping up in the stores :)

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  13. Really cute project! Thanks for sharing (:

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