Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bird House Ornament



Making a birdhouse for a this cute bird is a great way to reuse a clean yogurt cup and some scrap fabric and decorate your tree all at once.




What You Need:


  • A plastic yogurt cup
  • A small piece of cardboard for the base
  • Hot glue gun
  • A little bird- adopted at the craft store
  • Loose bark- this is from a eucalyptus tree in our front yard that sheds bark but birch will do for those in colder climates
  • Scissors
  • Scrap fabric
  • Cord
  • Hole punch or awl (to make the hole where you hang the loop from).

Directions:

  1. Cut hole in yogurt cup that looks like a doorway so the bird can sit there.
  2. Glue a little bark to the inside of the cup where you see into the doorway.
  3. Glue bark to the outside of the cup covering the entire cup and the cardboard base.  
  4. Poke a hole in the top of the bark and run a piece of string doubled through the hole and make a knot inside underneath the hole.
  5. Attach a few scraggly pieces of scrap fabric to the inside floor of the doorway.
  6. Glue the bird inside the doorway.

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