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 ~