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“Ladies Diary” Birdhouse

Good morning!  Chrissy here to share with you a very special birdhouse I made.  I put this one together for a friend of mine whose daughter is a really girly-girl.  Needless to say, Graphic 45’s “Ladies’ Diary” was the perfect choice.

This is the first time that I’ve altered a birdhouse by actually covering it in paper.  I usually stain or paint it first then just embellish.  This involved a lot of fussy cutting.

For the roof, I made template and traced the shape for all fourteen sections.  After gluing them on, I covered the seams using May Arts pearl strand.  Some rosettes, a vintage key, and a filigree butterfly really pull it all together.

My finishing touch was to use some of the velvet and crochet trim along the base of the birdhouse.  I simply cut off one side of the crochet edge and used hot glue to attach it.  A quick spritz of some glimmer mist and it’s done.

Thank you for taking a look at my latest birdhouse!

Blog post by: Christina Colón

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  1. Kristie Maynard

    Absolutely beautifully done!

  2. Jeniff

    I love this!!

  3. Sue D

    Wow–this really came out beautifully!

  4. Nicole


  5. Nikki C

    So Pretty 🙂

  6. Charlene

    All that fussy cutting was worth it!  Beautiful!

  7. Amy Lynne

    This is so gorgeous Christina!! You are the birdhouse queen. 😀

  8. Marilyn Hughes


  9. Lori Danieski

    This is beautiful


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