Thursday, February 14, 2013

3D Thursday: Birdhouse Holder

Since I was on vacation last week, I decided to make this Thursday the 3D Thursday project.  This is a Birdhouse Holder that I saw on Kards by Kadie.  Her directions are listed as follows:

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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