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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sweet Birdhouse Ornament



This birdhouse was made from a milk carton template that I got some time ago from Mirkwood Designs. There are many free templates that you can download there, so go check them out! I have made the milk carton before, but never into a birdhouse. I think it's the perfect shape! To make the roof, I cut a piece of cardstock 3" x 6" folded it in half, then opened it up to emboss it. It is held in place with a little tape, and I punched a hole in the top of all the layers, then added some ribbon. All the embellishments are punched shapes, except for the two topiary trees in the front which are from a Sizzix Strip die. I added some glossy accents to the door and around the windows, then sprinkled on some pink glitter. The grass is cut from the cool Martha Stewart scissors, then glued on. I am following the colors from The Play Date Cafe this week which are Evergreen, Gumdrop, and Candy Cane Red.
Thank you for looking!


9 comments:

Mary Ann Potter said...

Cute as can be! What a sweet interpretation of the new color challenge!

Meggymay said...

This is a wonderful house. love how you did the grass.
Yvonne x

Emily Keaton said...

How sweet and fun! I never would have guessed that your sweet little birdhouse was based on a milk carton template. I love how it turned out, Pam!! So very creative. :)

Donna Bowman said...

Very sweet house! So cute! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe.

Terry said...

Pam this is a great take on the color challenge! Love the hanging ornament, which is so clever! Enjoy the weekend!

Cheryl said...

oh this is gorgeous hun,just wanted to pop over to say bless you for your wonderful support and to say,happy Christmas,all my love hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

Elisabet said...

Just popped over to say Hi! Love that little house... too cute!
Hugs,
Beth

Mary-Jo said...

Pam, love your ideas! You are wasting your talents. Become a SU! Demonstrator or something! The ideas you come up with are awesome! Thank you for the great Christmas card (again, an awesome idea).

Hugs, Mary Jo

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Way tooo cute!!! I love it!