Saturday, 10 November 2012

3D Bird House

A fun project using the Sizzix Birdhouse die. It is die cut out of a cardboard box I had handy.
The video tutorial is on my Youtube channel by clicking Youtube on the side link or the URL is
Die cut 2 of the birdhouse shapes from cardboard and a rectangle piece that is 6" x 1 3/4"
Shape the rectangle to create walls and floor of the birdhouse. Glue down to the back one birdhouse shape til set.
Glue down the other birdhouse shape.
Paint the birdhouse frame and set it to dry or use a heat tool to dry the paint quickly.
Cut out 4 rectangle and fold in half:
Largest size is 7 7/8" long x 2 5/16" wide
Next layer is 6 1/8" long x 2 5/16" wide
3rd layer is 4 1/8" long x 2 5/16" wide
Last layer is 1 7/8" long x 2 5/16" wide

Punch a decorative border at the ends of the roof shapes and ink the edges with Antique Linen distress ink.
Adhere lace between each layer edge
Adhere the largest roof layer first and then stagger the rest of the roof shapes finishing with the smallest on the top.

Embellish as desired with pearl flourish, flowers, bird from the Tim Holtz birdcage die and adhere a loop of lace/ribbon at the top for hanging ornaments
This bird house was created the same way but instead of painting it, I covered the birdhouse with La Carta weave paper.

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