Nicole™ Crafts Love Birds Lighted Branches

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by Karen Fennimore, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Love Birds Lighted Branches

Set the mood with this lovely lighted love bird centerpiece. Birds are a beautiful adornment for any type of home or holiday decor, or for a wedding or bridal shower.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours (plus drying time)

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Using templates, cut out leaves.
  • 2
    Spray wood flower pot and battery box of lighted branches White.
  • 3
    Lightly spray leaves with White back and forth. It's okay if color of leaves comes through.
  • 4
    Cut Styrofoam to fit in flower pot. You'll need two layers. Hot glue in place.
  • 5
    Insert branches in center of Styrofoam. Hot glue in place. Carefully spread out branches.
  • 6
    Wire birds to branches facing each other.
  • 7
    Brush glitter glue on branches. Let dry.
  • 8
    Cut 1 1/2 inch to 1 inch strings of pearls. Using thick tacky glue, attach each string along branches with lights.
  • 9
    Tacky glue leaves to branches with larger ones on the bottom.
  • 10
    Insert batteries. Wrap wire around base of branches. Glue back of battery pack to back of flower pot.
  • 11
    Cut a 13 inch piece of mesh ribbon. Gather in center. Twist together using cloth-covered wire.
  • 12
    Wrap ribbon around pot with gather in the front. Glue ends to back of battery pack.
  • 13
    Tie a small mesh bow. Glue to front on top of gather.
  • 14
    Print out love birds sign and cut out. Glue pearls around sign and top of pot.
  • 15
    Fill pot with paper shred.
  • 16
    Loop one end of filament and tie into a knot. Cut to measure 3 inches.
  • 17
    Glue rhinestone hearts back-to-back and round rhinestones back-to-back over monofilament. Hang on branch.
  • 18
    Repeat steps 16 and 17 three more times.
  • 19
    Glue sign to bottom of branches.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours (plus drying time)

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Flower Pot 3 inch x 3 inch 104577632
  • Lighted Branch 17 inch 20 White Lights Battery Operated 104589666
  • FloraCraft® Block 1/2 inch x 12 inch x 18 inch White 104183621
  • FloraCraft® Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blades 104186311
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pearls on a String 3 and 4 MM White 5 yards 104076552
  • Nicole™ Crafts Stock Paper 8 1/2 inch x 11 inch White 104061321
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 8 1/2 inch x 11 inch Lettuce 104061404
  • Nicole™ Crafts Feathered Friends Birds with Wire 4 inch 2 pcs. 104744612
  • Nicole™ Crafts Rhinestones 18MM Round Crystal 25 pcs. 104240560
  • Nicole™ Crafts Rhinestones 16MM Heart Multi-Color Mix 36 pcs. 104240558
  • Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Ribbon 2-1/2 inch x 25 yards Metallic White with Iridescent 104570301
  • Cole & Ashcroft Filler Paper White 104180358
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glitter Glue 4 oz. Iridescent 104277431
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cloth Wire 30 ga 10 yd White 1 pk. 104179230
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mono Filament Thread 8 lb. 100 yards 104244240
  • Rust-Oleum® Painter's Touch® Ultra Cover Spray Paint 12 oz. Satin Blossom White 104751526
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 8 104118910
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pcs. 104737928
  • Aleene's® Super Thick Tacky Glue™ 4 oz. jar 104142882
  • Three AAA batteries
  • Green Paper Rose Leaves
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