Gourd Birdhouse

gourdbirdhouse

I just finished my cute gourd birdhouse, which is a perfect spring project!  This svg kit, which was bought at SVGCuts, was part of the Spring Birdhouse SVG Kit collection.  It was one of three different birdhouses, the other two being the classic house style, and the other a milk carton style.  All three are in one collection for $6.99!

This birdhouse only took a couple of hours to make.  It could probably go quicker for some people, but I’m not the snappiest at paper crafting!  The svg’s are super easy to use because all the parts of the birdhouse have been separated into different svg categories.  They also have an “Extra” category that includes two separate svg’s, being the gourd itself in one, and the inside attachment on it’s own.  (Otherwise the inside attachment will show up on your SCAL mat with the gourd so they get sized together properly.)  Having them separate is a great idea because you can use the gourd on its own to make a card with, or to use in a scrapbooking layout, without having to cut out the inside folds with it and wasting paper!  (Just a note, I would write down the dimensions of each svg, especially the gourd itself and the flowers, so you can put it on the screen and layer your other parts on top to make sure they will all fit together right!)

For my bird, I actually cut it out in white, then I used the Martha Stewart blue sky distressing ink to color it with.  The eyes have to be drawn on by you though.  I also embossed my flowers with my Cuttlebug machine, and added a little yellow glitter to my flowers centers .  The ribbon, notes, and flowers are all in one svg together to be cut out in white.  Therefore, if someone wanted to do their notes, ribbon, and flowers in different colors they would have to cut out the whole works of them three different times.  I inked the outer edge of my ribbon with yellow ink, and meant to do my flowers as well, but forgot.

So this is the first of my Spring/Easter crafts.  I figure this birdhouse is big enough that I can fill it with some Easter basket filling, and add some sweat treats to it for Easter day!

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