Saturday, July 9, 2011

Happy Meal Birdhouse Tutorial

I made this birdhouse at Easter to use as a centerpiece for our table. I plan on making a Christmas themed one and a black and white one for my daughter's room. The fabric choices and themes are endless.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial.

Turn your empty happy meal box and a little fabric in to a decorative bird- house.
Draw a circle on the front of your future birdhouse.
Cut out hole with small scissors.
Cut off handles.
Cut a triangle out of cardstock to cover top portion of box (I used an index card).
Tape closed with masking tape.
Dilute tacky glue with a little water. Brush on all four sides with a small paint brush.
Cover sides and trim.
Make small cuts in fabric and glue inside opening.
I used a notebook cover for the cardboard roof.
Cut a 6" x 8" rectangle from the cardboard and fold in half to make a crease.
Cover rectangle with glue and cover with fabric that is a few inches larger than cardboard on all sides.Glue the edges of fabric underneath the roof.
Glue roof to body of birdhouse.
Trace another piece of cardboard the same size as the bottom of the house. Cover with fabric and glue to bottom of house.

I used a yo yo and two buttons to decorate.


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  1. So cute! And you know I want to use your pic for a link on my blog - may I?

  2. Who would have thought that was a happy meal box? So cute, I love bird houses! Thanks for sharing!