Sunday, November 18, 2012

Make a Cute Christmas Birdhouse

Photo Credit: Heather Mann // Project by: Carissa Bonham
Right now Jo-Anns and Michaels both have small wood birdhouses available for $1. Using some felt and ribbon (you don't need much!) I personalized it to make a cute gingerbread-style birdhouse. Make several in a bunch of different colors for a fun take on the traditional Christmas village. Keep the colors sweet and candy-like and re-use your birdhouse display for Valentines day!

Project Cost: $2
  • Wood birdhouse: $1
  • Felt $0.90 (1 sheet each of 3 different colors/$0.30 each)
  • Ribbon (borrowed from a friend)
  • Hot glue (on hand)

How I did it:
Use the felt sheets to cut shapes the same size as the walls of the birdhouse. I used light pink for the front and back and dark pink for the sides. Be sure to cut out holes for the bird door and perch. Attach with glue.

Use wide chevron ribbon to cover the edges of the roof. Attach another piece of cut-to-size felt to the roof (I used brown). Repeat with the bottom edge.

Use a piece of skinny red and white ribbon to wrap the perch. Use more skinny ribbon to cover the edges where the felt colors meet.

That's it! Super easy and inexpensive enough to make a little birdy town affordable. Pick up a few wooden candle sticks while you're out to elevate some of the houses for added interest in a multi-house display.

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