Sunday 5 April 2015

Altered Shabby Chic Bird House

Hello everyone!
Happy Sunday to you all!
Today I am sharing an altered bird house which I have created first time:) as an DT post for Catchy Challenges and the theme is anything goes!
First of all you can take any size of recycle box.
 I cut off the one side part of it as shown in the picture.
Then I took a wedding invitation card, I have a lot of scraps in my stash. Measure according to your box width and height and then same measure it again from the top. Now for the hut shape I measured 2'' panel from the top and created a middle point and draw a triangle shape and for the flap I measured 0.7" and cut it now.
  Now paste both the panels.

 Traced this house template on the PP. Covered it with patterned paper from each and every side as shown in the picture. I cut a through a circle at one side to create a window for the bird. I love these  papers and it coordinated so well.
 I made a flap as the part of roof for the bird house. I cant really give precise measurements as it depends on the size of your box.

Now the fun part begin. Decorate your bird house. I decorated with some laces, pearled wire, leaf borders(distressed them), jute lace, borders, handmade flowers and some are from my stash. I distressed the circle edge and some of my rose flowers too.
This beautiful altered birdhouse would be a lovely d├ęcor item in any house. Use it to decorate your desk, use it as a special pencil holder, or just give it away as a piece of art.
 This is the front side.
 To open the box I added a flower, lace, pink colored satin ribbon.

I made my own nest out of packaging material and gesso it to create some interest.
 Another view:

 Here is the inside:
 There is a birthday tag as my daughters birthday in this week, so I gifted it to my daughter:). Hope she will like it! As she is not at home, went for further studies at Chennai. Don’t you think this would make just the sweetest handmade gift?  I absolutely adore it!
So guys, I hope you really enjoyed the tutorial!
I hope you all have a fantastic day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies used:
12"x12"Happy Birthday Paper pack from Enogreeting
Distress inks: Vintage photo, Picked Raspberry, Dried Marigold
Border Carnlvale from Cheery lynn Designs(won the gift voucher recently , Thanks a lot!)
Circle die from We R Memory Keepers
Artists Gesso from Camel 
Jef puches for making roses
I would like to enter my creation in following challenges: Butterfly paper and nest is in the corner. love all spring colors, beautiful blooms, chirping birds, making nests and playing in fun birdhouse!



Carole Pollard said...

So lovely Love and hugs Carole x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, this is spectacular, Vinita! I know your daughter will love it! Thank you for showing how you made it - I never would have dreamed how the plain recycled box at the start became the beautiful finished product! So many gorgeous details on your birdhouse! Well done!

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Wow,such a stunning creation,beautifully made and I love it!
Thanks for joining us at MMW and good luck ;)
Big hugs
Donna xxx

massofhair said...

WOW what an amazing project, so much dimension and texture Vinita, so glad you entered our challenge.

Mo :-)

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining the challenge of de Egel.
Kind regards Jacqueline

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Vinita, it's me again! You already know I love your birdhouse! I came back to thank you for joining the Butterfly Challenge in our C for Corners theme!

KT Fit Kitty
Guest Designer
Butterfly Challenge #27

Di said...

Wow Vinita - what a fabulous project. I adore your beautiful birdhouse, and no doubt your daughter will too. So much detail as well :)


Di xx

Beverley said...

I love your gorgeous birdhouse, fabulous project. Thanks for joining in our "Add A Sentiment" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Bev x

Lisa said...

Lovely project! Thanks for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs!

mamapez5 said...

This is a great project. You have recycled a box which is a plus, but you have also put so much love and thought into the design. I hope your daughter loves it as much you do, and so do I. Kate x

Unknown said...

What a wonderful project! I have always been a big fan of anything recycled and upcycled and this is a fabulous make! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Mixed Media World! Ingrid x

Lori Kobular said...

I think your daughter will love this as a gift! You are so creative! This birdhouse is just gorgeous and I love that you used a box that you already had! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #15!

jenn shurkus said...

wow! what a creative project!!! awesome job :) thank you for playing a long with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!!

Mrs A. said...

I'm in total rapture over your beautiful bird box. I love all those decorations and the colours are so pretty. I keep coming back for more looks. A super present for your daughter . Thankyou for fluttering by #27. Hugs Mrs A.

AO Creations said...

Beautiful birdhouse!!! Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania, good luck!!! Amy DT

Kathy Salido said...

Wow, what a stunning birdhouse. love all the embellishment!! Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!

Craftin Desert Divas Design Team

Heather said...

A gorgeous little birdhouse Vinita, a lovely design and gorgeous papers........yout embellishments are just beautiful!!

Thanks so much for joining Everybody Art Challenge,
Heather xx

Tina said...

so beautiful, lovely details...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Mynn xx said...

This is absolutely STUNNING! LOVE the gorgeous colors and all your amazing elements, too! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful! There are so many lovely details. you can tell lots of love went into the project. Thanks for playing Tic Tack Toe at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog.

shulsart said...

Lovely birdhouse and so cleverly made. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. said...

Wow what a lovely handmade birdhouse. Gorgeous looking with all the decorations you've used. I'm lovin'it...
Thank you for joining us at the april challenge from "de Egel"...
Greetings Miranda ( dt-de Egel)

Glenda said...

This is so creative! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

creative lady said...

Nice vintage project. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Monica Weaver said...

Beautiful work of art Vinita! Thank you for sharing it with us in the Dazzling Diva Challenge. We look forward to your continued participation in our challenges.

Sarn said...

Terrific project and a lovely way to use up paper snippets xxx

zub momi said...

Wow!!! Amazing project Vinita! Beautifully done. I'm sure your daughter is going to love it.
Thank you so much for playing along with us at BGC :)

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning!! I love how you decorated it!! The details are perfect!! Gorgeous!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Lisa said...

I forgot to thank you for playing along at Scrapy Land, Vinita!!

A Mermaid's Crafts

Amber Milone said...

Gorgeous birdhouse! WOW! I love all of the flower embellishments and the birds you added to the outside. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

Evie said...

Gorgeous creation. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge.

Hugs, Evie

Jenny Alia said...

Wow! This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs "Flowers" Challenge this week.

Laurie Moore said...

Nothing says Spring like a beautiful hand made birdhouse! Love your project! Thank you for entering it in our challenge at Our Creative Corner. Happy Spring! xxx Laurie

Sandy said...

So clever! Super awesome! Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.
-Sandy, DT Sweetie

Becca Cruger said...

That is an amazingly shabby chic birdhouse! So much springtime all in one adorable place! Thanks for the tutorial!

Lisa B said...

Oh my word!!!! What a great tutorial for this birdhouse. However I am pretty sure mine wouldn't be nearly as beautiful as yours did!

Thanks for linking it up to our "Anything Goes" challenge at Craftin Desert Divas. Have a great day, and HAPPY CRAFTING!

CDD DT Member

Dr Sonia S V said...

It looks so beautiful Vinita
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Pammejo said...

Stunning birdhouse... Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Gloria Stengel said...

Beautiful. I would never guess that it started out as basically trash! I love the finished project! Thanks for playing in our final challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OH this is so stunning and I love all the details you added.

Monika Reeck said...

woooowww this is totally ADORABLE Vinita
you even show us how to made
two thumbs up you are really a creative lady
I never try to make similar like this
my son doesnt like it
also I better make only card and I am so happy look ladies make similar like yours
this is totally adorable and so many process to be the result
Love this dear Vinita
hugs from Germany

zetkaArt said...

Lovely creation . Thank you for playing with our Challenge at Card Mania. We would love to see you again ... zetkaArt DT

Hazel said...

Gorgeous project. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon x

Jennifer Scull said...

I am so happy you stopped by my blog! I am now following you, too! :)

this is just gorgeous! I am sure your daughter loved it. :)

I look forward to seeing more lovely projects from you as I follow along. enjoy your day!

Darnell said...

Your work is extraordinary, Vinita! I'm blown away by it!! Thank you for all the photos and the instructions!! Hugs, Darnell

Unknown said...

Hi Vinita!! This is an absolutely AMAZING birdhouse!! All of your details are Wonderful and I adore it, too!! This is such a perfect Color Your World creation!! Thank you for bringing this over to Our Creative Corner this month!! XOXO-Shari

New Creations said...

Hello Monika!
I always enjoyed your creativity and CAS creations! And ya I have won and received 6 bottles of embossing powders, Yipee!!!! Because of the unavailability of theme stamps with me for the decided April themes , I could not contribute. I hope for May projects I would get the stamps on time and would be there with my creations!
Hugs from India!

Arlene said...

Amazing birdhouse. WOW. So beautiful and thank you so much for showing us how you did this. Beautifully done.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Aneta said...

It's stunning! Real spring project!
Thank you for playing along at BGC!