October 18, 2013

Trick Or Treat Halloween Birdhouse and Tutorial | Pebbles

This is my last and final Halloween craft project to share with you this month. I promise!!! I did warn you that I kind of love Halloween a lot!!! Anyway, the project I am sharing with you today is a Halloween Birdhouse that I created using the new Thirty One collection by Pebbles, Inc

I bought the original wooden birdhouse at my local craft store several years ago. You might think this is totally crazy, but this is not the first time that I have altered this birdhouse! In 2010, it was a beautiful pink and floral Be Brave Birdhouse that was on the opposite end of the color spectrum and theme as the Halloween one I am sharing with you today. After all these years, I felt like it was time to give it a facelift. Feel free to check it out and see what you think of the transformation!

Trick or Treat Halloween Birdhouse by Juliana Michaels

TUTORIAL | Trick or Treat Halloween Birdhouse


  1. Paint the birdhouse a solid color that will compliment your patterned papers.
  2. Create a template for your birdhouse using copy paper or a transparency.
  3. Lay the paper on the birdhouse and crease it along the edges. Use a pencil and draw along these edges.
  4. Cut just outside the pencil lines to create your template.
  5. Lay your template on the birdhouse and make sure it is the right size. Trim off any excess.
  6. Position your template on your patterned paper and trace around it with a pencil. Cut it out.
  7. Lay your cut out patterned paper piece on the birdhouse to make sure it fits correctly. Trim off any excess.
  8. Adhere your cut out patterned paper to the birdhouse using adhesive. I recommend Yes! Paste.
  9. To create the roof, cut 0.5 x 12" strips from patterned paper and run through a paper crimper.
  10. Cut strips into smaller pieces to create shingles.
  11. Adhere to roof with hot glue gun.
  12. Decorate the birdhouse with stickers or other embellishments of you choice.
Trick or Treat Halloween Birdhouse Tutorial by Juliana Michael

I can't wait to see your birdhouse creations!!! Feel free to share a link to them in my comments below so that I can check them out!

SUPPLIES | Pebbles Inc.

Patterned Paper and Stickers: Pebbles/ Thirty One Collection

Other Supplies:
Wooden Birdhouse: Hobby Lobby
Adhesives: Hot Glue Gun, Yes! Paste, Double Sided Foam Tape
Tools: Paper Crimper, Border Punch/ American Crafts, Scissors, Pencil, White Copy Paper
Paint: Acrylic Paint

  

  
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13 comments:

  1. This is beyond cute! DD would go nuts for all your decorations - I am not even sure if we are going to celebrate and how...

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  2. Wow! this is a-mazing!!!!!
    Happy Friday!

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  3. Holyyyyyyyyyyyy pinning this!!!! Absolutely FABULOUS!! I love love love love it!!!!

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  4. Oh wow! This is soooooooooooooo cute! Love, love, love it!

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  5. This is just adorable! Your house must be filled with your cute creative little items!

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  6. You don't have to stop. I'm seriously enjoying all of the projects you've been posting. Love this!

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  7. This is awesome! Juliana. What a fun project! :) Love it.

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  8. Love, love, love these Halloween houses!Thanks for including the tutorial! Awesome job!

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  9. This is adorable! It was pretty before, but I think the Halloween theme suits it well. I never thought of recovering previous made projects--That's sort of an awesome idea! :)

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  10. Love how you crinkled the roof, THAT is a great idea!

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  11. This is so amazing Juliana!! Totally adorable! And I love how you updated it from the previous design to fun Halloween decor!

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  12. This idea is really for the birds! Sorry, couldn't help myself. Your birdhouse is a very cute and clever addition to the usual Halloween decor. Thanks for sharing.

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JULIANA