DT Challenge Finalist – Julie Kelley
Spring Flowers Birdhouse
Congratulations to finalist Julie Kelley of The Year of Blessings for her Spring Flowers Birdhouse tutorial:
Create this Spring Flowers Birdhouse using just 2 pieces of patterned paper and your favorite May Arts ribbons!
- 1 decorative wooden birdhouse (I spray painted it white)
- May Arts Ribbon
- Creative Memories patterned paper and paper flower
- 4 small green buttons
- Quick dry liquid glue
- Circle punch
- Decorative edge punch
I took an unfinished wooden birdhouse, and simply used spray paint to paint it white. Birdhouses are available very inexpensively at most craft stores, and come in many different styles and sizes.
Once the birdhouse was dry, I got to work making some ribbon “flowers.” I cut the Elastic Plaid/Ruffle ribbon into 3.5” pieces, added a line of quick drying liquid glue along the bottom and then carefully rolled the ribbon into a rosette shape.
Next, cut a 5” piece of the Organic Cotton/Stripe ribbon in half, giving you 2 pieces with one green stripe each. Fold each piece into a leaf shape and glue. You’ll need 4 of these leaf sets.
Trim 8 pieces of 1.5×8” patterned paper (or however many you need for the shape of your birdhouse roof) and apply a decorative edge. Attach to the roof of the birdhouse using your favorite adhesive.
Trim green Sheer Looped Trim to fit along the 4 corners of the birdhouse, and apply with quick drying wet glue. I also traced the triangle on the front and back of the birdhouse, and added patterned paper there.
Add the rosettes and leaves to the posts of the birdhouse and enjoy a touch of spring, no matter what the weather outside is doing!
Here’s a close-up view of the posts with the rosettes and leaves.