Valentine Birdhouse Tutorial with Kathy

Hi Everyone!  It’s Kathy today with a fun tutorial to show you how to put together the new Valentine Birdhouse.  (available here in the Silhouette Shop).  This is such a cute way to package some sweets or a small gift for a friend!

This is a relatively easy file to assemble…  First I cut the pieces.  There is a small rectangular piece in the cut file.  This is meant to be cut from a transparency to form the window of the box.  If you don’t have any transparencies, you can omit this piece, and place your goodies inside a small clear bag.

To start, tape the transparency piece (if using)  to the wrong side of the house body window.  Make sure your tape doesn’t overlap the opening.

Start assembling the house base by folding on the score lines, and gluing the house sides together, making sure the tab is on the inside of the house.

Next, glue the bottom of the house closed.  The smaller flaps go on the inside, and the larger flaps on the outside.

The roof is next.  Fold along the score lines as shown.

Fill your birdhouse with your treats or a gift.  If you are not using a transparency, make sure the goodies are in a small, clear bag.

Place the roof on top of the house.  This piece is not glued down, it is simply a “cover.”

A ribbon is used to hold the roof “cover” on the box.  The ribbon should be no more than 1/2″ wide.  Start by tipping the house and roof on the side, thread the ribbon around the bottom of the box and up through the slits in the roof.

Both ends f the ribbon should be pulled out through the top of the roof.

To finish it off, tie a nice bow!

That’s it for me today, thank you for stopping by to peek!

 

by K S

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Kathy Skou - February 16, 2016 - 12:58 pm

Thank you so much Gabbe, I’m glad it was a help to you!!!

gabbe - February 16, 2016 - 11:34 am

i so loved this post! i purchased the file (silhouette design store) and made them for our teachers & family members for Valentine’s Day- everyone loved them- they turned out so super cute! thanks for the step by step photos & how to- it really helped me pull a bunch of these together quickly!! :)

Glenda harata - February 12, 2016 - 6:21 pm

Hello, im from Japan. And i just bought silhuoette cameo 2, and i want to to this cute box. I dont know what paper should i use. Can you tell me what you usually use? Thank you in advance.

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee - February 11, 2016 - 2:07 pm

I bought this Birdhouse SVG from LW and now am inspired to make it. I have the Cricut Explore Air and like LW’s SVG files. I recently made the Corset Card. Have a BEE-utiful day!
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Kathy Skou - February 11, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Hi Susan,
Yes, you can make this with your Cricut Explore. You would need the SVG version of the file. That can be found here. I hope this helps!
http://shop.loriwhitlock.com/valentine-birdhouse/

Susan - February 11, 2016 - 12:55 pm

Can this be made on explore??

Mendi Yoshikawa - February 11, 2016 - 10:26 am

Such a sweet birdhouse! :)

Dolly - February 11, 2016 - 7:42 am

SO cute!! TFS

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