Anyway, here's a quick 'how to' if you'd like to make your own.
With Alpha Stamps Chipboard Birdhouse Shapes as a template, I cut out four houses, using complimentary papers, for each house I want to make. (Side note: I have totally become a Graphics 45'er) To make one house you'll need to cover the front and back of two chipboard birdhouse shapes.
These ones swing in the correct direction. Here's some things to think about when attaching the hinges...
• align the swing of the hinge directly over your cut
• use strong glue and let it dry completely before trying to open your house
• make sure your hinges swing in the correct direction!
• do not glue the moving part of the hinge! Keep your glue to the edges.
• for a stronger piece use two hinges on either side
• stiff hinges are more likely to cause problems opening and closing the doors.
Now open those suckers up and embellish to your hearts delight!
Very clever! And well done!!!ReplyDelete
These are great!ReplyDelete
What a fun idea. Love your little houses, especially the last one! Thanks for your great tutorial!!ReplyDelete
This is way cool! great idea and I think I will have my boy friend make some of these from wood and I can decorate them and sell em.Love it.ReplyDelete
So cool! Need to get those birdhouse chipboard pieces!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I love how they are totally finished when closed and then the delightful shrine when you open the doors. Lovely!ReplyDelete