I have a great project for you today that is easily adaptable to any season or holiday. It’s a great little decorative birdhouse for your home or office!
I wanted to make something fun and masculine for my grandfather who is 92 and staying in a nursing home while he recovers from an illness. He loves animals, nature and birds, so this is the perfect little project to spruce up his room and hopefully make him smile!
Here’s what you’ll need…
- Sweet Bird House Template Set by Kelleigh Ratzlaff
- Flea Market Finds Designer Kit by Etc. by Danyale
- Ink for distressing edges
- Bird die cut
- Scissors, adhesive, scoring tool, hole punch
Start by printing the decorative papers you want to use from your kit and run them through the printer a second time to print the template on them. Since I am using two different papers for the house and the top and bottom, I printed the template on both. The template on white paper here is just for you to see how it prints out on the paper.
Assemble the birdhouse by scoring the lines and adding adhesive to the tabs. Ink the edges of the roof and base and attach them to the house.
Add your elements to the birdhouse. I added the green frame, a button, the corners, a butterfly and a real button tied with some twine on the front.
I stamped the little tag with the word ‘Tweet’, tied on some twine and unraveled the edges.
Here’s a matching little gift card using the same papers from the kit. I cut out this bird with my die, inked the edges of the wing and popped it up with a pop dot. A sweet little sentiment and a little twine bow finish it off nicely!
Here’s the finished set. Remember, you can make one for every season and use it to decorate your room or office. I think I’ll be making another one for an upcoming birthday in our family. It will sit right on top of her gift!
Now it’s your turn to make one. If you do, please share it with us in the gallery!
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