Tropical Fabric Birdhouse Decoration

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I love the tropical trend at the moment and decided to make some tropical birdhouses to brighten up my home decor.
These birdhouses are really easy and fun to make, they cost very little and can even be made with an old shirt or blouse. It's a great craft for all and they make a lovely gift.
You will need about a fat quarter of tropical print fabric, you could always use that old Hawaiian shirt at the back of your wardrobe if you have one. There are loads of tropical print fabrics around at the moment. You will need a bit of wadding, an old cardboard box and some craft sticks.
Download the template for the birdhouses here. Use the template to cut out the cardboard pieces, wadding and fabric for the birdhouse. You don't need fabric for the roof.
Cover the all the birdhouse pieces (except the roof) with wadding and fabric using a glue gun to stick it down. Don't forget to make an entrance hole.
Sew up the sides of the birdhouse together using a large cross stitch. Stick the top and bottom pieces down with a glue gun.
To make the roof I used large wooden craft sticks (popsicle sticks). I darkened them with wood stain first then stuck them to the roof piece. Six on each side
Then I glued the roof on to the top of the birdhouse and added a twig for a perch.
To complete the birdhouse don't forget to add clip on tropical birds which you can get here.
I love this tropical birdhouse and will be making some more, in various sizes as they make for a fantastic wall display when you have a group of them together.

Suggested materials:

  • Tropical fabirc
  • Cardboard
  • Wadding
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Claire at Pillarboxblue
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  • Susan Axsom Curtis Susan Axsom Curtis on Aug 05, 2016
    You mentioned that the birdhouse uses a " Fat Quarter " of fabric. how much is that?

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