Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bird House Ornament

Yes, the title is Bird House Ornament. LOL All I need to do is punch a hole in the top, thread some ribbon through, and tie it in a loop. Wouldn't this look cute hanging on a Christmas tree filled with birdhouses?

This birdhouse is made from a Milk Carton die cut from Creative Cuts and More. The dimensions are listed on the website, but here is a more realistic point of view. Remember the milk cartons you used to have in school? These are the exact same size. They are also the same size as the carton of orange juice I opened up for breakfast this morning.

I stamped the wood grain background onto the milk carton before I started folding it up. There will be a tutorial on the website soon to show you how to fold this up. Once it was assembled, I had fun adding the bird and flowers and leaves. The "hole" is actually just a small circle punched from brown cardstock and glued to the milk carton.

For the roof shingles, I cut some strips of brown cardstock, punched the scallops on one edge, and adhered them to the top of the milk carton. For a little extra oomph, I used my fingers to pull out the scallops and give the tiles some dimension.

If you were to create a birdhouse, what color would you use? What embellishments would you put on yours? I'd love to hear your creative ideas! :-)

Die Cut from Creative Cuts and More:
Milk Carton - smooth vanilla cardstock

Country Charm Textures from Cornish Heritage Farms

Antique Linen distress

Other cardstock:
brown and green Bazzill papers from Creative Cuts and More

chipboard bird - Maya Road
flowers - Prima
leaf punch - Martha Stewart
pearls - Basic Grey
circle punch - EK Success
scallop edge punch - EK Success
Broken China distress crackle paint


mylaughingmagpie said...

OMG Holly! This is amazing! I can't believe the wood grain is a stamp! I thought Terry had some special paper at CC&M that the rest of us didn't know about!
Great job!!!
:) Becky

Melisa Waldorf said...

BRILLIANT idea Holly. Never would I have thout of doing this. I'm definitely going to have to have one of these with my next order!! And the wood grain is just perfect!! TFS

Steph Zerbe said...

What a great way to use the milk carton!!!
It's just darling! Love the texture added with the woodgrain stamp!!