Hi! Here I will show you how I made these paper birdhouses. I created these to fill with candy and give as a gift for Mother's Day, but they could be used for other occasions as well.
You will need to go to this link to get my patterns: http://pugdemonium.blogspot.com/2015/04/tutorial-p...
If you'd like to see this in video version, please click the video above.
You will need:
- Paper (scrapbook paper, card stock or construction paper will all work)
- Candy, if you want to fill the birdhouse
Please note, there are many other versions of paper birdhouses out there. I'm not the original creator, this is just my version :)
Step 1: Cut Out & Fold the Patterns
Cut out each pattern and fold on the dotted lines.
Step 2: Trace the Patterns
Trace each pattern onto paper - make sure to trace all solid and dotted lines. Then, cut them out.
If you want to, trace an additional copy of the front and back (like I did, shown above) so you have an accent color.
Step 3: Assemble the House
Start by glueing the accent pieces (if you have any) and then the center piece.
Next, use a pencil to mark where the toothpick will go, centered below the circular opening on the front. Next, carefully make a hole with the toothpick.
Put glue on each of the tabs and assemble the house.
Step 4: Assemble the Roof
Fold each roof trim piece in half, and glue them to the roof.
Next, carefully use scissors or an xacto knife to cut a slit in each side of the roof. This is where the ribbon will go through.
Step 5: Add the Finishing Touches
Cut the toothpick in half, and press it into the hole in the front.
Fill the birdhouse with candy.
Center a long piece of ribbon under the house, thread the ends through the slits in the roof, then tie a bow on top of the birdhouse.
Step 6: You're Done!
Once the bow is tied, that's it, you've just made a paper birdhouse!
If you make this, I'd love to see it - tag me on instagram @wherethecreativethingsare :)