Sunday, 19 December 2010

Build a Birdhouse in my Soul




I do love the song "Birdhouse in your Soul" by They Might Be Giants, it's just so bright and cheerful and for some reason reminds me of summer!  The song was running through my mind all the while I was making this little christmas tree decoration for a recent challenge on the Craft Mad and Loving It group on Craftbubble.

My great crafting bud Lauren shared this link for the instructions and template to make this sweet little birdhouse and I couldn't wait to have a go myself.   It was a real fun little project to make and if you don't have the appropriate nesties, you could just cut card to size for the roof and base with straight edges.

I embellished my birdhouse with some holly leaves punched with a Martha Steward punch and flowers punched with my Nellie Snellen punch and emboss set.  I added the holly berries using my Waco Pearlmaker pen and the gold centre in the flower.  I added fronds punched with another MS punch around the back and sides of the birdhouse to represent shrubs as you can see on the second picture.

I hope you've enjoyed your visit here today, at least I've given you a break from christmas cards !

We are in the last few days before the Big Day and I hope you have all your preparations complete and have chance to relax a little and prepare to enjoy the Festive Season.

hugs
wynneth
x

4 comments:

Lauren Hatwell said...

This is such a cute little birdhouse Wynneth. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad the link was useful. Lx

clare said...

'not to put to fine a point on it', this is a great little bridhouse wynneth. x

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous little birdhouse. I love it and it will make a brilliant decoration.
Hugs
carol x

Annie said...

oooo how cute is this! and a fabulous project for hiding the chocs, or bird seed!
hugs, annie x