Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Birdhouse to help house people

Someone at the university where I work and daughter will be starting in the fall, came up with the idea for an artsy/fun fundraiser to help raise money for our local Habitat for Humanity. Simple birdhouses were built, then distributed to various departments across campus. The houses were to be decorated, then collected to be sold at auction, with proceeds to go to the charity.

I thought my daughter might want to take a crack at it, so I told her about the event and she agreed to take it on. And look what she created! Red paint, decorative nails (just a dome-shaped head, painted black) and a couple of pieces taken from a candle holder picked up for $1.17 at a thrift store, plus a few strokes of the brush to add some vines to the outer walls and voila!

She has had several compliments on it already, and we are of course hoping it will bring a good price at the auction.

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