I picked up this great birdcage wall hanging on special at Spotlight several months ago but it was only now that I had a chance to put it to use. I didn’t mind the idea of the bird image, but the style was a bit folksy and the cheesy poem was a dealbreaker.
I was considering having a mirror made to fit until I found this fantastic bird diagram (download it free from The Graphics Fairy). I simply printed it out onto nice textured watercolour paper and cut it to size, using the original backing as a template.
And here is the new birdie on the wall (which you can see more of here):
I’m loving how the expected image has gone from cutesy to quirky just by switching the style.
Of course, you don’t have to be limited by the bird theme. Here are some more uses:
We all know mirrors are great for making a space seem larger, but sometimes you don’t want it looking too shiny and obvious. An age-tarnished mirror obstructed by a wire frame, though, will still bounce light around without standing out too much.
OK, so this is a similar idea to my ‘before’ but I wouldn’t rip these out as they’re much better quality than mine was.
Peg up the table lists or individual escort cards to help wedding guests locate their seats.
Display your family photos at home or your wedding.
Storage that’s almost at pretty as the trinkets themselves.Sage, Inspired by Life
Peg up your Christmas cards or postcards for everyone to enjoy.