Saturday, April 18, 2009

Cutest little birdhouse evah!!!

The May Therapy kit contains the cutest little birdhouse... I mean look at this thing:

I first sanded all my pieces with a fine grit paper.
I then painted all the pieces white.
I then decided what coordinating paint color I wanted to this case a light blue. I painted the back (which is not in the photo) and the perch with that paint.
I decided that I wanted my perch to be a bit shorter; so I sawed it a bit in the garage, resanded it and then repainted mine is a bit shorter by like 2 inches.
I then covered the front with the cute birdhouse Crate pattern paper from the Kit.
I then used a circle punch and two of the pattern papers to create the shingle look for my roof.
I used the same red/white pattern paper for the side bottoms.
I then assembled my birdhouse; using the included nails for all but the roof. I used Helmar 450 glue for my roof since I needed to have it hold exactly right and I was not doing such a great job with the hammer and nails.
I added some yellow trim from my stash to the roof line.
I added the little birdie from my stash too...I covered him with a scrap left over from the roof...and used a brad for his eye.

I hope you like my project and I hope if you get this month's Therapy kit you will share your birdhouses with us in the gallery!

Tweet, tweet - Lynda


I AM A Scrapaholic said...

This is super cute!!!

Holly said...

Oh man! This is amazing!! Love all the detail!!