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How to Make a DIY Birdhouse out of Paper

Create a beautiful DIY Birdhouse made out of paper with a Cricut Maker. With 3 designs, you can customize this spring decor to your own personal style.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Glue Drying Time15 mins
Keyword: cricut, diy birdhouse, paper crafting
Servings: 3 birdhouses
Author: Lydia

Instructions

Cutting the Paper Birdhouse

  • Open up the paper DIY birdhouse template in Cricut Design Space. Customize the quantity and sizes of the paper birdhouses if you'd like. Click on make it. Select your material. Since the patterned paper option doesn't come down in the dropdown of compatible materials (due to use of the embossing tip), I used the setting for heavy cardstock. I used a plain pink cardstock for the roof of the floral house. The Cricut Maker will direct you when to change out the blade for the debossing tip, scoring wheel and fine point blade for all of the cuts.
  • Cut the small wreaths out of green cardstock and select "cardstock (for intricate cuts)" from the Cricut Maker dropdown menu.

How to Assemble the Paper DIY Bird House

  • Once all of the cuts have been made, press the scored areas with a scraper to make sure the scores are crisp. Apply paper glue onto the flap on the front of the paper birdhouse and attach it to the back of the house. Add glue onto the flap on the front of the bird house and attach to the front of the house. Allow to dry.
  • Lace a thin "string" of paper glue along all of the top edges of the DIY birdhouses and attach the roofs. Allow to dry.
  • Lace a thin string of paper glue onto the bottoms of 2 paper wreaths and stack 3 of them together. Stagger the designs to create a more realistic and dimensional appearance. Allow to dry. Apply a thin band of glue to the back of the each wreath and place onto the fronts of the paper bird houses.

Notes

I used a Cricut Maker for this project but the steps are the same for a Cricut Explore Air with the exception that you won't be able to deboss the roofs of the paper DIY birdhouses.