The measurements for this birdhouse are:
Base Box = 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Whisper White
Score on the 5-1/2" side at 1" and 4"
Score on thr 8-1/2" side at 3", 4", 7" and 8"
DSP for Siding Your House:
Qty 2 pcs of 3"x2" DSP
Qty 2 pcs of 3"x1" DSP
Roof: 1-1/2" x 5" Cardstock and you will score this in half to create your roof.
I started with these measurements and worked out the rest for myself.
The base of the Birdhouse looks like this. I scored the cardstock exactly as the directions stated and then cut the appropriate lines. I am not sure if this is how it was originally done, but it worked out for me.
To keep the roof attached I left one of the "flaps" on and then glued the roof to it. This way the roof does not completely come off.
Then it was just a matter of decorating. I thought the Birdhouse should have a door so a sponged a small circle and then added the bird.
A piece of ribbon holds the roof closed when it is not being used. You can see that this Birdhouse could hold about 3 standard size Post-it note pads. You could, of course, fill it with anything that you wanted.
Here is what it looks like closed. I love that the project is so adorable and useful. It would be perfect sitting on any desk and could hide a variety of necessary supplies. I made these for my son's teachers for Valentine's Day. I wanted to give them something that they could use throughout the year.
I hope that they feel the love that went into making these gifts and get a lot of use out of them in the future.
Papers: Sahara Sand (#121043), Calypso Coral (#122925), Everyday Elegance DSP (retired)
Inks: Soft Suede (#126978)
Stamps: Language of Friendship (#122752)
Other Supplies: Stampin' Trimmer (#126889), Bird Builder Punch (#117191), Calypso Coral Ribbon (retired)
|Bird Builder Punch (#117191)|
|Language of Friendship Stamp Set (#122752)|
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