Starting this month, U-Turn will be featuring two spectacular projects for your creative pleasure. The first one is an altered winter birdhouse by Anna Dabrowska. This beautiful birdhouse would warmly welcome any bird during the cold winter months!
To create this birdhouse, start with painting the wooden house and fence with acrylic paint, then set aside to dry. Cut paper for walls, the front of the house and the base. Mark the place for the front hole and cut it out. Ink the edges of the paper with a pigment ink. To make the shingles for the roof, punch circles out of cardstock using a punch, and ink all the edges with pigment ink.
Once the house is dry, adhere pattern paper to the front, base and walls of the house. To add the shingles, fold the circle punch outs in half and tack half down. This will make the roof look 3D. Use glitter glue and white paint to create the snowy illusion, and add red berries, flowers and beads to finish.
Winter Birdhouse by Anna Dabrowska
Supplies: Paper: BasicGrey, Cardstock: Bazzill Basic Paper, Ink, Glitter Glue: Ranger, Tool: Circle Punch, Other: wooden house, paint, birds, ribbon, red beads.
Design Notes: This little birdhouse was made for a Christmas decoration. I altered it to match the colors on my tree and curtains in the living room. When I bought this birdhouse, I knew what I was going to do with it.