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  1. Sourkraut
    August 10, 2010

    I may have to steal this idea for myself. I love the way you used book pages as the background! How big were the canvases you used?

  2. La
    August 10, 2010

    Thsoe look great! I love your blog! La

  3. Grammie/Mom
    August 10, 2010

    Oh my gosh!! A project I can actually do! I like this idea very much.

  4. kpmattingly
    August 10, 2010

    Very cute. I thought the birds and tree were vinyl, what a fun surprise to see how easy this really is!

  5. Lisa
    August 10, 2010

    really cool!

  6. Kat
    August 10, 2010

    I love the book pages as a background. Such a pretty, simple ideay!

  7. kellie
    August 10, 2010

    pure genius!!! i have been following your blog for a while now. i love all your fantastic ideas!!! …and i'm totally stealing this one!!

  8. Jess
    August 10, 2010

    I am TOTALLY going to make this! I lurve it!

    Thank you so much for sharing it!

  9. Him and Her
    August 10, 2010

    that is such a good idea, and the possibilities are endless. thanks for sharing

  10. Melissa G.
    August 10, 2010

    Wow! How beautiful and creative!

  11. Kami @ Sweet Charli…
    August 10, 2010

    You did great yesterday!!! I love this idea! :)

  12. Teresa
    August 10, 2010

    How great! I would never have guessed you just used marker for the branches/birds! Love it.

  13. Chris
    August 10, 2010

    Well done, Becca. I will be bookmarking this for our new home, when we find it!

  14. Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
    August 10, 2010

    You are so creative! I love it. Thank you for sharing with us, might have to try it :)
    Take care

  15. Sherry from Alabama
    August 10, 2010

    You have a lovely blog. I've enjoyed visiting this morning.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  16. [email protected] Little House
    August 10, 2010

    What a wonderful project. I love birds and things to glue. Perfect for me!

  17. Katie
    August 10, 2010

    LOVE this idea! I might need to make my own… very inspiring!

  18. Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner]
    August 10, 2010

    This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing this. . . I really might actually try to do this project! :]

  19. Emily @ Finding My Aloha
    August 10, 2010

    So fun! I love it! I also love your new blog design! It's looking spify around here! :)

  20. shari berry bo-berry
    August 10, 2010

    SUPER CUTE! love your tutorials! keep 'em coming!~

  21. Kristi
    August 10, 2010

    I love it!! I'm stealin' for sure!

  22. Loose Sparrow Arts N Crafts
    August 11, 2010

    So very adorable!

  23. Cecily
    August 11, 2010

    Stunning!! LOVE IT!

  24. Cecily
    August 11, 2010

    Stunning!! LOVE IT!

  25. michelle
    August 11, 2010

    We saw you! You were great! My daughter had to try this and turned out a great masterpiece. To make it even cheaper we used a painted canvas I had picked up from the thrift store. Great idea!

  26. Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com
    August 11, 2010

    VERY very cute Becca! I love the birds. What a great idea!


  27. [email protected]
    August 11, 2010

    That is really cute! Great job!

  28. AliLilly
    August 11, 2010

    WOW!! I LOVE IT! I too am going to steal this!!! :)

  29. Vic
    August 11, 2010

    this is so so neat…i love birds:)

  30. [email protected]
    August 11, 2010

    Ooh that is pretty! And it looks great with your blue wall. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

  31. Ben and Carrie Tracks
    August 11, 2010

    Very Very cool….just our -wildlife biologists- style! And so simple to do. Glad to have found your site.


  32. Anke
    August 12, 2010

    How funny, I was going to make a similar project soon with my little art class students :)
    Love your blog, thanks for sharing so many great ideas!

  33. Stephanie Krohn
    August 12, 2010

    I absolutely love this! I have a pretty shower curtain with leaves on it and have been looking for some art to coordinate. I just want to go to the craft store now to get some canvases! Thanks so much for the great tutorial.

  34. ozlem
    August 12, 2010

    Thank you for sharing it.You are wonderful.I love this blog.I will follow your blog.Take care.Ozlem

  35. Tess
    August 16, 2010

    What a fabulous art project. I loved the interview/tutorial. Great stuff. And I just happen to have an old Vintage Almanac that would be perfect for this project. Also I think a great place to get birds would also be from old used greeting cards. I keep al of mine for art projects. Thanks for sharing!

  36. Leah Belle
    January 3, 2011

    thanks for posting this tutorial. i loved it so much, i made one for my dining room! see it here: http://leahbellesworld.blogspot.com/2010/12/my-first-real-project-with-cricut.html

  37. Anonymous
    January 11, 2011

    Thanks for sharing your great ideas. I had such fun making my own; my kids were amazed. And I love it just above the piano. I ended up using 2 square canvases and music sheets in place of the dictionary pages. Fun, fun, fun!

  38. Dida
    January 25, 2011

    what a fabulous fabulous project…i m inspired..and will try it.thank you for sharing…

  39. Tredie
    January 25, 2011

    Another GREAT super easy and cheap idea that has endless possibilities!! It is just the idea I needed to get the art from one of my many undecorated rooms that I had a idea of what I wanted and could never find it. I love it!!

  40. Amanda
    February 13, 2011

    I've put together a round up of wall art projects on Craft Gossip today and included your project. :) You can see it here

  41. Heather
    March 7, 2011

    Those are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  42. Tiffany
    March 11, 2011

    Adorable :)

  43. Shoyu
    March 26, 2011

    I am so excited to start doing this!!!!! Beautiful!!!

  44. Kristin
    April 30, 2011

    I loved your idea and used it to make a one of a kind wedding gift for a friend. The theme of her wedding was Pride and Prejudice with lots of butterflies (on invites and table decor)…I found an old copy of Pride and Prejudice at the used books store and used butterflies instead of birds on the canvases. I also wrote the date of their wedding in the bottom corner. It turned out beautifully and made me look way more artistically gifted than I really am!

  45. Ericka
    May 17, 2011

    So simple yet so beautiful! I’m on a bird kick right now. . . these look GREAT!

  46. Hanna
    May 18, 2011

    It breaks my heart that this is done to books. Perhaps that charming “Dictionary for Boys and Girls” was already missing pages. I can’t imagine taking apart a beautiful object like a book to make another, lesser, object. I really hope the copy of “Pride and Prejudice” the other poster used was an old paperback with missing pages!

  47. KittyKerri
    May 18, 2011

    I just found you today and this post is the moment I fell in love! Honestly, I LOVELOVELOVE these!! This has gone to the top of my to do list!! Thanks for the tutorial.

    • Becca
      May 18, 2011

      You are too sweet! I hope you enjoy much more here!

  48. Simran
    May 30, 2011

    LOVED LOVED LOVED the idea!! And was so inspired that I made my own :) Thanks for sharing it with your readers. Here is a link to mine – http://simzcorner.blogspot.com/2011/05/my-100th-post-bird-wall-art-tutorial.html. I gave you due credit and linked it back to your post too :)

  49. rupa
    June 1, 2011

    love love love your blog, and designs are simply superb.
    Thanks for sharing such beautiful ideas to us

  50. Heidi
    July 26, 2011

    I loved this sooo much that as soon as I saw it I started one. But instead of book paper, I did sheet music from some of my favorite songs. It turned out really cute. Thanks for the idea!

  51. Nicole @ Between Babies
    August 30, 2011

    Hi! This is not only beautiful — it’s genius! I love it! Just found you and am your newest follower through MBC. Hope we can stay connected. :D


  52. Robynn
    September 19, 2011

    I have been searching for something for above my mantel and this is what has stolen the show. Thanks for the great DIY’s!!!!

  53. Elena @ La Petite Vie
    September 22, 2011

    Wow, this is amazing!!! I would so love to have this in my house! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome tutorial, just love it!

  54. Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers
    September 27, 2011

    Hey Becca! I wanted to let you know that I featured your book page wall art on my blog today. I absolutely love how this turned out. :)

  55. amy
    October 13, 2011

    hi i just came across this page today and loved the idea! 1 question though, do u seal the whole thing with some material to keep away dust etc? like a coat of varnish or smth?

  56. Brooke
    October 19, 2011

    I love this! I have been trying to think of something with birds to put over my bed and this is perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

  57. sara
    October 20, 2011

    Love your ideas!

  58. Maria
    October 28, 2011

    love this idea!
    It’s great :)

  59. Becca Mock
    December 17, 2011

    My name is Becca!!!:)

    • Becca Mock
      December 17, 2011

      sorry…i posted this twice:)

  60. Becca Mock
    December 17, 2011

    My name is Becca too:)

  61. Dianna Hall
    January 18, 2012

    I’m totally doing this! I use newspaper for my deocr crafts.

  62. Mae Paull
    January 19, 2012

    This is adorable. I have to do this. Oh the imagination you have! Amazing!

  63. Mya
    February 4, 2012

    I just did this in my new apartment. I used five 16″ 20″ canvas’ that where on sale and news papers that me and a friend cut up. It took about two days but the canvas looked great and then I did a leaves and butterfly pattern. It spans four of the canvas’ and takes us up about 7sq feet. Looks fabulous!

  64. Silvi
    March 8, 2012

    wow… love it… it’s inspiring me.. cant wait for doing this… thx

  65. Amy
    March 18, 2012

    Hello! This is a goofy question, but what color blue paint is used on that wall? We are looking at different pictures of decor for ideas of color and this one caught our eye. Thank you! :)

  66. Amy
    March 18, 2012

    Hello! This is a kooky question, but what color of paint was used on the blue wall in this photo? We are trying to find a blue we like and this picture caught our eye on Pinterest. Thanks!

  67. Melanie
    April 30, 2012

    I stumbled upon your page from Pinterest! :) You are absolutely genius! I looove this idea! I may attempt one or two of these for my home. Thank you so much for sharing. ♥

    • Becca
      April 30, 2012

      I love a new visitor!!! So glad you are here!

  68. frank
    June 5, 2012

    love this idea, you made this simple and fast. why did you decide to use a sharpie to fill in the branches and bird instead of painting it in?

  69. Sandra Crews
    August 26, 2012

    Thank you for sharing the Pretty Bird Wall Art! I just made them and I’m so pleased! Awesome and easy!


  70. Trina
    September 9, 2012

    Adorable, easy, and so many ways to customize or personalize. It’s a winner!

  71. amy @ amyisthankful
    September 28, 2012

    love this! thank you so much for your great tuturial and vlog. i’m not crafty in the slightest, but i made my own and it turned out really well :)

  72. Kirby
    December 12, 2012

    Hi! I love this and I am trying to make one of my own. I used craft spray glue to stick the pages initially and then Mod Podge to seal the whole thing. Unfortunately, my pages became wrinkly and I am not sure how to fix it. Any suggestions? Thanks again for posting this!

  73. Sarah
    January 7, 2013

    Hi there!
    I’m looking to create a few of these of my own, as my dad recently brought my roughly 300 odd books over from the property he works on (unfortunately, some are damaged beyond repair so I’m upcylcing them), and I was wondering if you had any issues with pages krinkling when the glue is added? I did a test run, and I’m having issues. Its rather thin paper, so I’ll try something thicker, but any advice?

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    Any chance you remember the name and brand of paint on the walls?

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    Hey, this is great. Tried it at home myself..my first Pinterest inspired project that I tried. One question though, how do you get the fully finished look? I tried my hardest to make sure all pages were glued right at the edges but there are some wrinkles and non glued parts here and there.. Any suggestions? I used news paper as I didn’t want to sacrifice a book for this! Thanks again. Your awesome!

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