The calendar might say February, but this project will help put you in the mood for spring!

Today I’m sharing a project created recently for Crafts ‘n things. I started with an inexpensive wooden birdhouse and used five different types of adhesive to apply the various finishes and embellishments – including the brand new iCraft sheets which will be available in late March.

(Photography by Joe Kay for Crafts ‘n things)

To make the glittered trim for the roof, I used a border punch to create a scalloped edge on a sheet of iCraft. (See that thin strip that is left over after punching? don’t toss it… save it for another project – something I really like about the iCraft sheets is that you can use up every last bit!)

Then I trimmed the scalloped piece to the width I needed using a paper trimmer (click on the photo to see a close up… notice how cleanly the punch cut through the iCraft)

After cutting one end to fit the peak of the roof, the strip was adhered to the edge. Then I removed the liner paper from the front of the adhesive and applied glitter. This was repeated three more times to finish off the front and back edges.

(Photography by Joe Kay for Crafts ‘n things)

Looks like glittered vellum, doesn’t it? While iCraft might have been the star of the show, several supporting characters played important roles too:

Tape Runner XL

(Photography by Joe Kay for Crafts ‘n things)

ZOTS for Bling

Ultra Thin ZIPS

1/8″ SuperTape


 (Photography by Joe Kay for Crafts ‘n things)

What do you think? Can you almost hear baby birds chirping and smell freshly cut grass? Hope this project has put a little spring sunshine in your day. Complete instructions and a detailed supply list are available in Crafts ‘n things most recent newsletter. If you don’t already subscribe to it, you can sign up for free here: Crafts ‘n things Newsletter.

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0 comment on French Vintage Birdhouse

  1. maobullock
    February 22, 2012 at 2:02 pm (12 years ago)

    oh my goodness, this is adorable!

  2. Creative Photo Albums
    February 28, 2012 at 10:31 am (12 years ago)

    This is really cute. But I do know if I can go through the process. IT’s quite complicated yet looking at the outcome, I would say it’s all worth it.

    Annabella Merlin