Sunday, March 18, 2012

"Home Tweet Home"

Well, after two weeks of 70 degree weather, I guess it's safe to say that Spring is actually here!   To celebrate and add a little Spring color (and also as my entry for the Jinger Adams design team!), I made this birdhouse using some Echo Park and Doodlebug papers and a little bit of Cricut.  

The wooden birdhouse came from Michaels.  First I base coated the birdhouse with acrylic paint - pink for the roof, green for the base, and white for the walls - and then I traced the parts of the birdhouse to make patterns for cutting the patterned paper.  The scallops on the roof were a little harder than I thought they'd be, since each side and each row was slightly different.  I used Mod Podge to adhere the papers to the wooden birdhouse and then coated the entire project with Mod Podge as a sealer.

The little "Home Tweet Home" sign was computer generated on white cardstock, matted with  pink cardstock and then tied on with some Doodlebug twine.  The tree was cut twice with my Cricut and the layers adhered with foam adhesive squares.  The little bird is adhered to the tree, and the tree adhered to the roof of the house with mini glue dots.  

These are the Cricut cartridges I used:
Mini Monograms & George for the scallop circle around the "door"
3 Birds for the little yellow bird who lives in the birdhouse
Just Because Cards for the tree

Hope you all are enjoying some nice Spring weather wherever you are!


Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is so cute! i was just at michael's today and i thought of altering! might have to go back!! love this!

Scrappy Beads said...

Your project is fabulous... :)
Wishing you a beautifully blessed week,
**Lots of BIG Hugs**

Tanya said...

What an adorable little bird house, so bright and happy! Your sweet project just makes me happy, love it!

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Super cute project, I love the paper you selected! I am a new follower of your blog and am looking forward to more of your creations. I would love for you to stop by my blog and become a follower too!

LisaB said...

This bird house is so cute! I love how you added the bird and tree to the house. Thanks for the inspiration.

L.B. said...

What a fun project. I have a new bottle of ModPodge waiting for a project..hmm. Love the colors

sugarsherri said...

This is very it1
Katy, TX

The Creative Mommy said...

Awesome job on your birdhouse!! Its BEAUTIFUL!!Lots of luck to you!!!

Crafty Hugs,

OmaGloria said...

Your birdhouse is just fantastic!

Precious Hugs