Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Photo Inspiration Papercraft Star

Hi there!

It's Wednesday and that means a new Photo Inspiration challenge at

Here is this weeks photo


How cute are those tin can birdhouses?

Ok, so you don't have to go with the birdhouses ... but I did ... just couldn't resist


4 little birdhouses that hold battery operated candles ... or do they look more like windmills? Mmmm...


These were so easy to make ... I used one of those cardboard tubes they put wrapping paper around as a template ... the candles fitted snuggly inside ... I couldn't punch the hole through the tube so I cut card 
and wrapped it around the tube to get the correct size - then punched a hole in my card and joined the edges


The tops were made using a circle die - cutting a 1/4 of the circle away and folding to make a cone


I had lots of rubons from way back when ... so I used them to decorate - don't be afraid to cut them layer them and mix and match them ... once they are on there they look fine ... you can see I used a few different ones on this

And to show you how I did the candle ... 


I cut a small piece of the tube I used as the template and popped the candle in ... that meant it fitted snuggly inside the birdhouse ... then I punched a circle ... cut a rectangle to enable me to get to the switch and adhered to the base with a little piece of double sided foam tape ... It pulls of easily if I need to change the candle


As a final touch ... I added a pinwheel to each one ... I didn't make these - I bought a whole packet in the 'party' section of a local store for 99p ... where I also bought the mirror for 99p ... just a few strips of washi tape on the frame and we're done!
Sorry I wasn't able to take a photo of them lit ... 

Ok ... so it's over to you now to see what your interpretation of this photo is ... Please link up to Papercraft Star by next Monday evening ... and take a look at the inspiration from the rest of the design  team too.

We are having the funeral for our cousin today so I'd better say goodbye for now 

Have a lovely day

~ Ros ~







16 comments:

Sylvia said...

These are the cute projects, Ros, such a clever and lovely idea! I have been catching up, Tigger has passed as he became ill and I found out Tuesday that cancer had swiftly invaded his body! I haven't had much time, I wanted to spend his last moments with him. Hope your Thursday will be wonderful!

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

What a fabulous project, Ros! And such a clever idea! Hugs, Uli

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

These are pretty darn fabulous Ros! Take care today hun.

Deanne :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, wow, wow, these are fantastic Ross, you are so clever, they look fab!!!

Haus Huberts said...

You are one creative lady Ros! OMW, your birdhouses are the cutest ever!! These are brilliant, wonderfully made and embellished. Oh your garden will look amazing when these are lit! Ira x

~* steph :) *~ said...

love your birdhouses, ros. sorry to hear about your cousin. my thoughts are with you and your family. *hugs* and much aloha, steph

♥Jan♥ said...

Oh Ros, once again I am so blown away by your talent. These are so dear and charming ! And, you know me, I am picturing them on a Christmas tree, lol... I am going to email you to see if we can feature this project next month at The Kraft Journal. Hugs, especially big ones today, hope you get through everything ok ... LOVE -J-

Sue Lelli said...

Ros, what a CLEVER CUTE FUN idea! I LOVE battery operated candles and you just made them shine! The pinwheels are so great on top of your birdhouses! FAB creation!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh Ros, these just too cute!
Take care!

Heidi said...

Wow these are so cute!
Beautiful work Ros:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Lisette Baker said...

These are adorable, so, so clever and perfectly done. I hope the funeral was not too painful xx

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Ros! Love the little windmills on each!

Tracy said...

This is so clever in so many ways Ros. They make the cutest decor items. Your crafty mind was super sharp on this one. Hugs!

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty, Ros! LOVE the blooms, and that rich, blue color is scrumptious!

Sasha said...

Your bird houses are really sweet, Ros. Love those pretty pinwheels x

Sleepy Stamper said...

You are so clever Ros! These came out perfect! Love the rub ons and the super cute tops.
Hugs,
Anitra

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