French Vintage Birdhouse

This project reminds me of spring, which is nice since the weather hasn’t been very spring-like where I live. Alice Golden with you today to revisit one of my favorite projects. This French Vintage Birdhouse was featured in the Crafts ‘n things March 2012 newsletter. (Have you subscribed to the weekly newsletter yet? If not, you can sign up for free HERE).

Many of the papers and elements on this birdhouse are actually digital images that I printed onto matte photo paper. Because the papers weren’t the exact size I needed, I decided to cut them into random sized squares, ink the edges, and adhere them to the roof like they were shingles. Some of them were also sprayed with a glitter spray.

I love the extra bit of shimmer the glitter adds.

This was also the first time I ever used iCraft adhesive. I had been given a prototype to try out and in fact, it was so new that when I submitted this project, the adhesive didn’t even have a name. Here iCraft was cut into a scalloped design and trimmed to fit the edges of the roof and then sprinkled with glitter.

 Another one of my favorite products was employed to create the “straw” – Scrapper’s Floss. Some is poking out of the doorway

and also tucked in around the edges. When my husband and I bought our fixer-upper almost 20 years ago, there was on old pear tree in the backyard that had a similar shaped birdhouse hanging from one of its branches. Unfortunately, a few years after we moved in the tree had to be taken down, but I salvaged the old birdhouse and it still has wisps of straw poking out in similar spots.

This is the view of the back.

Thanks for letting me share this project again. You can find the supply list and complete instructions HERE.

Happy Crafting!

Alice Golden from Golden Moments (

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