Ornament Exchange - Altered Star Ornament

I joined Vicky's ornament exchange over at Life on Willy Mae Lane so I thought I'd show my ornament I made for my partner before I sent it on it's way tomorrow :o)

altered art star ornament


The pictures just don't do it justice, it turned out really cute {if I do say so myself!}!


I hope my exchange partner likes it.


I'm calling it "Blue Bird's Christmas". I used a large metal star ornament for the back.


And can you guess what the little pocket holding the bird's nest is made from? Here's a closer look....


It's the back, clasp part of a bra! It was in a box of old sewing notions that I found at an estate sale and I thought it made a cute little pocket to hold the blue bird's little Christmas scene!


I added some glittered greenery along the front edge of the nest, the Merry Christmas sign is off of an old, gaudy Christmas lapel pin.


I made little stockings out of white felt, they are "pinned" on with vintage pearl head pins... just waiting for Santa to fill them will little birdie treats!


And the tiny Christmas tree was bleached and then glittered and decorated with vintage Christmas garland pieces.I also stuck some pretty white feathers here and there to soften it up a bit.


And I made a cute little crown for the vintage blue bird I used!




What do you think? I'll be sharing my ornament that I receive from my secret partner soon :o)