No Place Like Home

Hi everyone! It’s Emma and I’m back with another project, using papers from the Fine and Sunny collection. This time, I thought I’d make something a little bit special and perfect for a new home or a wedding gift…I hope you like it!

No Place like Home - Birdhouse 1

I was so excited to start work on this Beyond The Page Birdhouse and once I’d started my imagination just took over and I had so much fun with this project and I’m sure you will too.
So, what did I do?

The birdhouse itself is so easy to put together, you don’t have to be Einstein…I promise, and all you need is a strong adhesive or Glossy Accents to hold it in place. To begin with I painted all the edges, the base and the perch of the birdhouse, that wouldn’t be covered by any paper with a white acrylic paint. I then covered each of the upright wall panels, using the reverse side of the striped Rainbow 12 x 12″ paper. I recommend that you do all the painting and covering of the panels before you construct the birdhouse…it is a lot easier! I added the pink gloss paper from the paper pad to the roof, before adhering it into place on the top of the birdhouse.

No Place like Home - Birdhouse 2

Once all the adhesives are dry and the birdhouse was constructed, I then started decorating it using ribbons, flower blooms and some of the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Corked Vials, which I made into little empty milk bottles, wrapped with Bakers Twine and ready for collection, complete with a message tag ready for the milkman! I finally added a Word Band to complete the front of the house.

No Place like Home - Birdhouse 3

Of course, no house is complete without it’s owners, so…I added some bird decorations that I had left over from Christmas and adhered these into place!

No Place like Home - Birdhouse 4

So, I hope this has inspired you to have a go at one of the fabulous Beyond The Page products and whether you choose to make them as a gift for someone special, or just as decoration for yourself, I’m sure you’ll have as much fun creating them, as I did!!

Bye for now and see you soon with some more projects…

Emma xx

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