When I hit a home decorating creative block, I have a few sources I turn to for inspiration. Pinterest is one of them! The other day I was searching for spring crafts and came upon the cutest birdhouses made out of scrapbook paper. I’ve always loved paper crafts and thought these DIY paper birdhouses would be a fun one to try! Here’s my version of them …
These were super easy to make and they add a fun splash of color!
I always have a stash of scrapbook paper lying around so I just used what I had on hand for this project. It only took me a couple minutes to make each paper birdhouse.
I also had this mini pom pom trim that I added to a couple of the birdhouses.
Let me show you how easy these are to make!
My Pinterest inspiration photo led to the website where you can download this template for making your own paper birdhouses. I printed out 3 different sizes, but only ended up using the 2 smaller ones because I didn’t have paper large enough for the big one.
Cut out the template and trace it onto your decorative paper. Cut out the birdhouse and fold inward along the blue lines. The template shows you where to place your glue, but it’s pretty self-explanatory. I used a hot glue gun so I wouldn’t have to wait for the glue to dry.
I then cut a rectangle of contrasting paper large enough to create the roof of the birdhouse. I hot glued the mini pom pom trim to the edge of the roof and glued the roof onto the house.
Add a couple of eggs and you have the makings of a spring vignette.
Do you like the pink or the blue better?
You know, I’ve wanted to make glitter houses at Christmas for 2 years now and I’ve yet to do it. But these DIY paper birdhouses have given me the confidence to start making a collection of the popular putz houses.
Let me know if you decide to try making these easy DIY paper birdhouses!
If you’re in need of more crafting inspiration for the home, check out my free Clever Crafts Flipboard magazine. Flipboard is basically a bookmarking tool that is rendered into an appealing online magazine format. That means I didn’t have to do any graphics layout! Hope you enjoy the mag!! You may even see one of your projects in there!
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