Sunday, 14 April 2019

Revisiting an Easter Favourite...

Hello friends

As Easter fast approaches I thought it was time to share this 
favourite project of mine, I still receive requests for the template.
It's the Easter Birdhouse.

And this is the template, you can download and print it here.

And here's the instructions:
 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 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 out the circle, I've used Standard Circles Small.

There isn't 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. 

Score and fold the roof in half.

That printed template on white copy paper - you need it now.
Cut out the front section of the birdhouse.  
You then achieve the weatherboard look by cutting 
strips of card and adhering across, I use my E-Z tape runner for speed.

It is nice to ink the edges, I chose white.
Keep adding layers until you've covered the front.

 This is how the reverse looks.  Trim around and die cut the circle.
You will overlaying and attaching this to the front of the house.

 Returning to your template, score along the dotted fold lines and assemble,
Extreme Double Sided Tape is perfect.

 Pop the roof on and attach some decoration. I chose Sprigs and little flowers.

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. 

Possibly time for me to make a newer version of this
but I really like this old favourite and all the adhesives can
be found on the website here.

Take care friends, have a wonderful Sunday.

12 comments: said...

Morning Christine.
Thank you for the very pretty bird house down load.
Take care and have a good weekend.
I hope your Mum is getting better, and your eye is improving.

nattyboots said...

Gosh you do have some great ideas Christine , loving your Birdhouse.

Take Care
Elaine H X

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Christine
Thanks for Birdhoouse template it does look nice!
Hope you are managing with your eyes now too,
Take care
Love Marg

Chris said...

Hi Christine
Lovely little bird house, thanks for sharing again.
Chris xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
So cute.

Sandra said...

Good Sunday Morning Christine,
I love your little Birdhouse, thank you for the instructions and template, your decoration is so sweet and simple, you have the knack of adding just the right amount of decoration. With something like this you could keep it simple of really go to town.
Well done for not eating the chocolate eggs before photographing !!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone,

Crafty Hugs

Sandra xx

(aka Cotswold Crafter)

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Christine
A lovely little bird house. Thank you so much for the download
Hope your eye is improving & your mum is getting better.
Hug's Lynda xx

Anonymous said...

so sweet. WakeyL

Brenda said...

Hello Christine,
Love the little bird house it is so cute, and a BIG thank you for the template,
grandchildren will enjoy making there own little bird house.
Love Brenda xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, This is gorgeous, thank you for the template.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hazel young said...

Wonderful birdhouse and template Christine. Thank you for the reminder and sharing. I hope you had a good weekend xx Hazel

karenlotty said...

Beautiful When I’m next on laptop I will definitely download the template AND genius idea to print directly onto coloured card - doh!

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