Birdhouses are so charming, even so when you bring them to the indoors. Now you can make one yourself! (No woodshop experience required!)
- Cardboard (reuse a cardboard box)
- X-acto blade
- Clothes pins
To create your template, free hand a simple drawing of how you want the front to look. Side “A” should be the same measurement as side “B”, and this should be consistent all the way around the birdhouse. For the roof, it should be as wide as side “C” and as long as sides “D” and “E” combined. You may want to add a little extra for overhang. I hope this helps. But like I said, I would be happy to share the template with you for download once I figure out how to do that.
Now, on to the tutorial!
Once you have your birdhouse cut out, lay it on the wrong side of your fabric. Fold over edges and glue down. For the circle hole, you need to cut multiple slits like a star and fold in the fabric. See photo below.
Now you can fold up the walls to form the birdhouse. You will need to cut little rectangles to hold the sides together.
Glue the little rectangle pieces to the inside corners of the walls and use clothes pins to hold them until the glue dries.
Now for the roof.
Cover the roof with a coordinating fabric.
Add a bead of glue to the top of your birdhouse. Start with one side….
then move on to the other after it dries.
So much easier than carpentry and cheaper than buying the wooden birdhouses in the store! These would be cute on a shelf or hanging on the wall in a group.