Hey girl, hey! You know I’m crazy for those Michaels grab bag / boxes, right? Well, I opened one of those boxes and found some arched cathedral windows that Michaels had left over from Christmas. What a great find, y’all!
I couldn’t wait to make a project with one, and I’ve also given step by step instructions here on the blog (plus a picture of our ducklings)!
Let’s make it!
Here’s the video y’all!
Below, you can see the original cathedral window. It’s off white with a little bit of glitter and some embellishments that I’ll remove.
Lowes / Home Depot: staple gun, tin snips
Michaels Grab Bag from last year: Easter garland, nest and eggs, bird
Debi’s Design Diary DIY paint: White Swan
Dollar Tree: burlap fabric
Stash: chicken wire, raffia, florals, greenery
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I used scissors to cut off the twine and used my heat tool to reactivate the glue so I could pull the sign and mistletoe embellishments off. I was surprised that they just popped right off, y’all! I might save them for a future project.
There was a little bit of glitter and some glue, so I used my sanding sponge to smooth things down.
It’s painted off-white, but after sanding off the glue and glitter, I decided to paint it to give it a fresh coat of Debi’s Design Diary White Swan.
I used my stapler and a hammer to attach the chicken wire to the window.
You really should wear some safety glasses when dealing with chicken wire or any kind of wire. There are also gloves you can use if you are dealing with a lot of chicken wire. You can find them at most hardware stores.
I snipped off the ends and used pliers to make sure there were no sharp edges.
I can see it coming together now!
I ironed my burlap just because it had some serious fold marks, y’all.
I wanted to create a pocket with the burlap, so I hot glued it loosely on to the project and also frayed the top edge.
I used scrap paper to fill the pocket, then put hot glue inside to give the moss something to adhere to.
Here’s the beginning of the florals! I’m already loving how it is turning out!
I wanted a bunny in the pocket, so I shaped some pipe cleaners and glued them on some cotton ticking fabric, then just cut along the back edges.
Wait! We have ducklings, y’all! My son Wesley brought our baby ducks in to meet y’all. Aren’t they adorable? They are growing way too fast though! If you click on the video here, you can see them follow us around!
I’m smitten with these ducks and this project, y’all!
Wesley took the ducks back to their special part of the yard and I added the rest of the florals and the “blessed” sign. I can’t wait to hang this and welcome spring to our home!
Did you enjoy this project? How about those baby ducklings? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you so much for stopping by.
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