I love the little baby chicks. All fluffy and new!
Baby birds are our little musical introduction to spring.
But lets face it they can be loud and dirty and those feathers can get everywhere!
Not these little ones!
As I was shopping at Pier I this weekend I came across something similar. I was wanting to challenge myself with something different.
I get tired of seeing the same old things. I was ready for a change.
I started with twigs from outside, cardboard, a dollar tree basket, moss and two little feathered chicks.
I bought this pink basket at the dollar store and began to strip it!
This will become our chicken coop. The white has to go so I lightly sanded it and started to paint so it could look rusty.
I used orange brown and black paint to give it the effect of rusting.
I then began to cut my chicken wire to wrap around the basket. The basket needs to be upside down when covering the outside of it
I cut a piece of cardboard around the bottom of the piece and hot glued some moss.Then add chicks.
Isn't he adorable?!!!! I got them at Michaels for $2.99 but you probably can find them cheaper. I had a coupon for 25% off so it was cheaper than the 2.99 regular price. They are just too stinking cute!
Hot glue them to the moss and push cardboard into the bottom of the basket. Hot glue! Watch those fingers!
Start adding twigs around the structure of basket by hot gluing or wiring. I also bent a twig to make a handle. This doesn't have to be perfect. It looks better when it is not!
I just love tweet'l dum and tweet'l dee!