Wednesday, June 4, 2014

DIY RECYCLED BIRD HOUSE

Hello Friends , am happy to meet you all after a short vacation break. Today am posting a bird house made by recycling cardboard and tissue paper rolls. I was inspired by the bird house made by sunehra for itsy - bitsy challenge. I recycled cereal boxes, tissue rolls and packaging cardboards.


MATERIALS NEEDED:
  1. Cereal boxes
  2. packaging cardboards ( thick cardboard)
  3. tissue paper roll
  4. Glue gun
  5. cello tape and scissors
  6. decorating items of your choice - I have used pattern papers, silver lace, pearls. handmade flowers, crochet borders
  7. Paper clay for making bird
PROCEDURE:

I created this bird house based on the tutorial of Sa crafters cardboard bird house. Here are the measurements for the big house. 



Cut the cereal boxes according to the measurements given.


Assemble all the pieces using hot glue gun and cello tape. Glue gun is a must as the cardboard pieces glue to each other easily when the glue is hot. Make a hole in the front top using a craft knife.


Measurements for the smaller house:


Cut a bigger circle for the base of the birdhouse from a thick cardboard. 


Assemble the big and the small house to the base like this


Decorate this bird house of your choice. I made two small birds out of paper clay. I used paper clay as they are light weight and suitable for cardboard projects. Do not use heavy weight clay as cardboards cannot withstand that weight. 
Click here for clay bird making tutorial.


Here  I used pink and blue pattern papers for covering the bird house. I used thin strips of green cardstock for making the  grass. Stamped a sentiment " Hello chirp" at the top. Some close up shots:



click here for video tutorial of this bird house by Sa Crafters.


Hope you all liked my bird house!! Happy Crafting!!

Submitting to

Itsy - Bitsy Challenge - " Anything but a card"
Altered eclectics
Rhedd's creative spirit

3 comments:

  1. Hope you enjoyed your vacation Ramya.. :)
    Wow!! so cute Bird house Ramya loved it and nice detailed step by step tute ..love those paper clay birds too :)

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  2. This is so lovely and colourful! Cheers me up no end looking at it! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

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  3. Wow this is fab hun love it TFS with us Altered Eclectics this month.

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