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BLISTEX & CINNAMON BUNS a beautiful aqua blue bird house, handmade of recycled cardboard

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I have so many allergies that empty tissue boxes and Blistex cartons are a common item in my recycle bin. They say detectives learn a lot about a suspect by going through their garbage. One could say this project is a little peek into my private life. What I eat and do are all part of my art.

The combination of the 3 boxes I chose for this bird abode all seemed to sing the same song. I always like blue/greens, so soothing and ethereal. So the Blistex, Puffs Plus and Mini Morning Buns from Trader Joe's are married together and become a beautiful bird abode. The perfect setting? I think inside a beach house on a shelf with collected shells and driftwood, but that's just my opinion.

BLISTEX & CINNAMON BUNS measures H 6 3/4" x W 6 1/2" x D 7 1/4"

I’ve constructed a whole collection of decorative bird abodes called CROW’S NEST. They were 1st conceived about 5 years ago, Christmas time. I needed to make some seasonal decorations for a grocery store window with no budget. Being a resourceful person, I started thinking about what was plentiful, pretty and priced just right? The answer was all those colorful cartons piled high in the stock room. As a result, I went on a Holiday candy and cookie spree, emptying ( I confess, by eating ) dozens of boxfuls.

Give this girl too much sugar, a pair of scissors, a little origami skill, and a glue gun…… Voila! I hatched some Budget Budgie Abodes.

These decorations were so well received that customers wanted to buy them and a few were actually stolen ( some say that is a compliment). My fellow employees asked to place their names on a list as potential homes for the creations, once the season was over.

Since they were such a big hit, I decided to make more bird houses, this time collecting boxes of items I used in my daily life.

BLISTEX & CINNAMON BUNS a beautiful aqua blue bird house, handmade of recycled cardboard


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: recycled cardboard, glue, Blistex box, Puffs plus tissues, Cinnamon buns, trader joes
  • Only ships within United States.
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