February 16, 2010

Creating Miniature Birdhouses

Thanks for all the wonderful comments from everyone about the Easter Bonnet hop.  Those little hats were really fun to create.

The bonnet template is available inside the February issue of Paper Crafters Sampler, along with a slew of Easter projects.  You'll find several ideas that can be used for holding treats or table decor.  There's even an idea for keeping your little Easter egg hunters cooled in style. 

Here's another little template we've included in the February issue.  Minature birdhouses.  These darling houses can be used for plant pokes, pins or Spring magnets for your fridge.  Let your imagination guide you.

Here's a close-up of the house detail.  A big Thank You to Cherie, one of our design team members for offering the pattern.  This bird house measures approximately 2" x 3" x 1".

Below is a view of the roof along with it's inhabitant.  The bird is from the Branches and Birds die.  The roof was cut from the birdhouse template, punched with an eyelet board, crimped and adhered to the top.  The leaves and flowers were dies and punches. 

My goal was to make it feminine, thus the 'bling' on the entrance hole.

So many in the South use their back door as their front door.  It only seemed appropriate to add a little message to the back of the birdhouse.

I hope you've enjoyed another sneak peek of what you can expect from the February issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler.  We've decide to make the current monthly samplers available for purchase.  The cost is $12.99.  You can read more about the sampler at the site Paper Crafters Sampler.com


Unknown said...

Your birdhouse turned out AWESOME!!! I love seeing your take on the projects in the sampler!!! You always blow me away!!!

rozie640 said...

Your bird house is beautiful. Love the colors and of course the bling.