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Home Decor Birdhouse | Tim Holtz Media Team

Hello crafters !

We love 3-D projects and though we might not make them all time, the coming Thanksgiving and Christmas make these themed handmade pieces perfect for the home. Today I have a Birdhouse to which you can add a family mini album inside or simply use as a decorative piece.



The flowers are in various sizes from the Tattered Floral Garland decor strip.


The Fir Branches are from the Tattered Pinecones die.


At the top of the roof, as a reinforcement, I glued a small cone. The tip is decorated with a wind vane made by using a Vial Label, Sprocket Gear and an Adornment Arrow. It was adhered to a Memo Pin and pierced into the tip of the roof.


Here are the supplies I used :
Wallflower Paper Stash.
Distress Paints :  Picket Fence, Crushed Olive, Dried Marigold, Festive Berries
Distress Clear Crackle Paint
Distress Inks : Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold Gathered Twigs
Alterations : 658566 Movers and Shapers Repositionable Die Sized Circles | 659437 Petal Drop | 658711 Ironwork Gate | 657824 Tattered Garland Decor strip | 658563
Idea-ology : Tissue Tape, Ornate Plates, Vial Labels, Memo Pins, Sprocket Gears, Adornments Arrow
Tools : Tiny Attacher, Inking Tool, Non-stick Craftmat, Vagabond.

I started by die cutting in matt board 6 pieces of the Petal Drop. Join them together using tissue tape or masking tape.


Join the end pieces together and you will get a scralloped cone roof.


Paint the outside with gesso, and when that dried, I applied a thin layer of texture paste to roughen the surface of the mat board as well as to cover some of the tissue tape. Dry completely.


Paint with Dried Marigold, Crushed Olive and Picket Fence


The next step is to build the body of the Birdhouse. Begin by trimming any patterned paper 3.5 inches x 12 inches. If the paper is too thin, you might like to double it with a card stock of the same size by gluing them together. Mark the center point and die cut a Medium Circle from the Movers and Shapers Sized Circle Set.


Roll the paper into a tube overlapping the ends by half inch. Adhere the ends securely and staple with the Tiny Attacher. Add a light coat of paint in a mix of Crushed Olive and Picket Fence.


Once the tube is ready, adhere to the roof to form a circular Birdhouse. In the finished photo you will see I had added two strips of patterned paper to the top and bottom of the tube.


The base of the project is a semi circle chipboard covered with patterned paper. On the underside, I raised it with wood Bingo Numbers.


Using a cream cardstock, die cut an Ironwork Fence and gate. Color it with Distress Paints Dried Marigold and darken with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs.


Glue the Fence on to a strip of clear thin plastic to make it less flimsy. Adhere the Fence to the front of the base. Add an Ornate Plate and here you can choose to color it to match the fence as I did. The word Home was die cut in Gold Foil with the Block Talk XL Bigz.


Now lets get to the fun of decorating the project ! I've used the flowers in various sizes from the Tattered Floral Garland decor strip and layered them with Fir branches from the Tattered Pinecone die. The flowers are in cream cardstock, inked with Spun Sugar and Dried Marigold.

To attach the flowers to the project, I created supports in the form of rolled tubes. Please click on this link to see more *HERE*


The bird is fussy cut from a patterned paper in the Idea-ology Wallflower Paper Stash.


Like all projects, we make adjustments towards the end and I decided that the roof needed more colour and texture. To get this, I brushed the roof with Distress Clear Crackle Paint, and when it dried, painted it with Distress Paint Festive Berries using a wet paint brush. The roof now looks so much better with the cracks and red paint that has seeped into them !


This Birdhouse is not difficult to make, and it really is alot of fun. You can change the look by using other color combinations, make it Vintage, add more to this idea. Thank you for coming by my Blog, I hope your week will continue to be creative !

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Nov. 18th, 2014 05:01 am (UTC)
seriously how in heavens name do you think these things up? I'm blown away Aida...just blown away by your creativity.
Nov. 18th, 2014 05:09 am (UTC)
Re: birdhouse
Thank you so very much !
Annette Green
Nov. 18th, 2014 01:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the inspiration
I have the petal drop die and just haven't figured out the best uses for it yet. This is such a great idea. Thank you. I LOVE your birdhouse.
Nov. 18th, 2014 03:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks for the inspiration
Thank you Annette !
Nov. 22nd, 2014 04:09 pm (UTC)
Bird House Wow!!
You must be an engineer!! Such an awesome idea for a bird house! Love all the elements!
Nov. 22nd, 2014 07:34 pm (UTC)
I love it.
I love birds and birdhouses. What a lovely display. Thanks for sharing.
Nov. 23rd, 2014 04:35 pm (UTC)
Re: I love it.
Thank you, I hope you'll make one for yourself !
Nov. 22nd, 2014 11:51 pm (UTC)
What a great project, Aida. The colors and textures are lovely.
Nov. 23rd, 2014 03:39 am (UTC)
Re: Amazing!
Wow, I am so impressed with your creativity! Amazing ideas and techniques. Really loved that fence too. Great Job Aida!
Nov. 23rd, 2014 04:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Amazing!
Thank you !
Lisa H
Nov. 24th, 2014 06:18 am (UTC)
This is a wonderful decor piece! I'm inspired by your use of the petal drop die for the roof pieces. Hmmmm… ;-)