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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Easter Birdhouse

Hello friends
All good yesterday at the hospital, we are now equipped with
emergency injection packs just in case Elliott has any problems, my fridge looks
more like a medicine cabinet but that's fine, all necessary.

As promised...the Easter Birdhouse project.
Step photos are possibly not as bright as they should be - 
crafting away very early yesterday morning!

There is a template that you can download and print here.
 For the bird house, if you can, print directly onto your coloured cardstock -
this saves time sticking a printed copy sheet onto cardstock and cutting around.
You do also need to print one onto normal copy paper (I will explain why later).

You then need to decide if you would like your birdhouse to have a straight edge sides
or a curved bottom (!) this will dictate where you score. Cut out the template.
You need to cut the circle, I've used Standard Circles Small.
There is not a template for the roof, but it is very simple - cut a piece of card 
measuring 6" x 3¾", I chose to use kraft card.  
I wanted a pretty roof edge and used the scallop edge from Classic Edges One
 
 Fold the roof in half.
 From the additional print of the template on copy paper just cut out the
front section of the birdhouse.  You can then achieve the weatherboard look by cutting
strips of card and adhering across.
 You may want to ink the edges slightly - I chose white.
Keep adding layers until you've covered the front.
 This is how the reverse looks.  Once dry trim around and die cut the circle.
You will overlaying and attaching this to the front of the house.
 Returning to your template, score dotted fold lines and assemble.
 You can then pop the roof on and attach some decoration. I chose Sprigs -
this die template does not move from my desk at the moment!
Fill with mini eggs or something equally delicious!
You could make a small hole in the roof, attach ribbon through
and have a hanging birdhouse.  

Lovely response to the Home Decor Hearts yesterday and I think it is decided...
it will be a kit!  I will get that organised soon.
Susie B asked the size of the hearts - they measure 25cm x 15cm.
It is possible that the kit will have a slightly smaller heart purely to keep cost and
postage prices to a minimum.

Take care friends and stop by tomorrow for another tutorial - FDD!

30 comments:

Ann said...



Hi Christine

Wow what a beautiful Birdhouse thankyou so much for the template will certainly give this one a try looks so pretty.

So pleased that everything went well at the Hospital.

Take good care luv n hugs Annxx

Chris said...

Thank you so much for the bird house template. I will definitely give this a go. Glad it went well for Elliott yesterday, I note there were no McDonald pics. I hope you didn't deprive him. I'm now waiting in anticipation for the heart charity kit, it's a great idea.
Chris xxo

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous birdhouse! I am just trying to think if I have time to make it this Easter :) Glad all went well yesterday, sending a hug to you both...and great news about the hearts kit! Hugs Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Glad the hospital appointment went well. Will definitely give the birdhouse a go, thank you for sharing. Btw yesterday's hearts look really good. JuliaT x

Maggie Phillips said...

Morning Christine. Really pleased to hear that Elliott's appointment went well yesterday. I love the idea of the 'heart' kit ~ and eagerly await it's arrival!Thank you for the birdhouse tutorial ~ definitely one to try. Hugs,
Maggie x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Lovely little birdhouse Christine, not sure I'll be able to complete it time for Easter this year - maybe for next year.
So pleases the hospital trip went well.
A received my parcel from you yesterday and I just wanted to say how pleased I am with my pokey tool. It is beautifully made and so comfortable to use. Please pass on my thanks to your Dad. What a talented family you have.
Lesley

Cinders61 said...

I am definitely going to give this a go. It is really cute. Thanks for the template Christine. Glad all went well at Kings. Gillian x

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
So pleased all went well for Elliott yesterday,

Your birdhouse is lovely ,thanks for the template and Tutorial.

Looking forward to the Heart kit Christine
Have a good day
Elaine H x

Wendy L said...

Looks great, xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Christine
Yippee I can make birdhouses to my hearts content. This will keep me out of mischief.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A very cute birdhouse. Pleased to hear the hospital appointment went well.
Take care.
Lydia
X

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the bird house thanks for the demo...
Happy Easter too all......x

marg said...

Hello Christine
Pleased that the hospital visit was OK !
What a lovely little Birdhouse and instructions too!
Have a lovely Easter break and not too many Eggs Elliott!
Take care
love Marg

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, thank you for the bird house tutorial. Im glad y/day went well for Elliott, wishing you all a lovely Easter weekend. Hugs Emma x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
What a stunning birdhouse thanks you so much for the template. My grand daughters would love to have a go at this as well. So pleased that your hospital visit went well yesterday. Looks forward to tomorrows offering.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Your birdhouse is great,thank you for the tutorial.
I am really pleased Elliott got on well at the hospital yesterday.
I hope you have a good day. Take care. x.

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, love the bird house so cute will have a go at this, Glad Elliott's appointment went well. love to all Jean Z xxx

Maggie said...

Hello Christine. Wow, this birdhouse is stunning. And, a big hooray for the upcoming heart kit. You have been busy at Hope and Changes towers lately. So glad yesterday was easy and that Elliott gets good results each time. You must all be happy Easter bunnies. xxMargaretxx

Janice said...

Thanks for the template Christine, will definitely have a go at making it. Have a good Easter weekend and enjoy your chocolate. !!!
Janice x

Lacelady said...

Fantastic tute Christine, and so glad all went well yesterday. Now I'm off to print myself a birdhouse, I've been meaning to make one for ages.

Sarah said...

Super Cute - Have a fabulous Easter Christine and Family.

Best Wishes

Sarah x

SusanP, Kent said...

This is very cute. Competition for your Dad's birdhouses, eh? :o]
So pleased that your hospital visit went well.
Sue

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Christen great news from the hospital ,love the bird box.
Ita

LoraineC said...

Glad things were ok at the hospital, great tutorial today and so pleased the heart might be a kit x

Elaine said...

Glad things went well for Elliott at the hospital. Brilliant birdhouse and can't wait for the home decor kit xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, This is a fabulous birdhouse and the tutorial is brilliant, I will definitely be trying this one, thank you for the tutorial.
So glad things went well at the hospital for Elliott.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Craftychris said...

Lovely birdhouse! I think the heart will make a lovely kit. xx

Carolyn H. said...

Great Tutorial Christine and so pleased all went well at the hospital. Love carolyn.

Janice said...

So pleased to hear that all went well at the hospital for Elliot, that's what we all want to hear.
Great bird house, thank you for the template. I might just give this a go for my two great nieces! They would love it, plus the contents of course 😄
Janice x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Love the birdhouse, I will have a go at this with our Granddaughters. Glad that all went well at Kings, hope Elliott doesn't need to use the emergency injection packs though : ) Wednesdays heart will make a lovely kit, great idea:) Have a lovely Easter weekend, with lots of Hot Cross buns and Easter eggs. Take care.

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