Sunday, September 23, 2012

Owl Bird house

In the Cricut Project Center now. You can download the Cricut Craft Room cut file here...

http://www.cricut.com/project/ViewProject/1546/Owl-House

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OWL HOUSE
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Design by: EricasCraftRoom (1 Project)
Project skill level: easy
Project time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Project tags: Home Décor/Accents Wall Décor/Wreaths/Banners Halloween Party Decorations/Favors Animals Gifts Holiday DécorPlayful

Create a Critter 2 Owl and tree to decorate an chip board bird house. Home Decor

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • KaiserCraft MDF Bird House
  • Best Creation Black Glitter Paper
  • Doodlebug Haunted Manor 6x6 Paper pad
  • Imaginisce Monster Mash Tricks & Treats
  • The Paper Studio Orange shimmer paper

PROJECT CUT FILES

STEP-BY-STEP HOW-TO INSTRUCTIONS


STEP 1

I used Cricut Craft Room to make the file for this. See the attached file

STEP 2

I applied the paper in 6x6 sections to the cutting mat. I used one layer on the cutting mat in Cricut Craft Room. Make sure you use at least 6" of paper on the cutting mat, the more surface area the paper is in contact with the cutting mat the better it sticks to the mat and less chance to slip when it is being cut.

STEP 3

Here is the cutting mat after I cut the paper.

STEP 4

This tree was originally going to be black, but as I removed it from the cutting mat I noticed how cute the paper on the back side with the words was.

STEP 5

Here is my cute little Owl assembled. I used pattern paper for all of this from the 6x6 Doodlebug paper pack. Don't be afraid to use patterned paper to make an image.

STEP 6

After I assembled the characters I put them on the birdhouse. I put the owl in front of the scalloped edge piece on the bottom. It looked better and gave it some dimension.

STEP 7

Using a Pencil Trace the outline of the bird house onto the Imaginsce Monster Mash Tricks and Treats 12x12 sheet of paper. Then cut it out. Apply adhesive to the entire sheet of paper. I used the Xyron Creatopia to apply permanent adhesive to the paper. Then carefully line up and apply it to the base of the KaiserCraft MDF Birdhouse.

STEP 8

Get the black sheet of Best Creation glitter paper. Get the 2 scalloped edge items in the bird house. Trace those on the back side of the black glitter paper. Then cut those out by hand. Apply adhesive to the entire back side of those papers and apply them.

10 comments:

TeresaK said...

Erica, your little owl house turned out just perfect! I love it!
Teresa
www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com

Marji said...

This is so cute!! I love all the instructions

Robin said...

Such an adorable owl project!!! Great job with all the instructions. I can follow how you laid everything out. Thanks for sharing.!!!

Ashley said...

Love, love, LOVE this!! Those colors are so fun and that owl is just too cute. A little sparkle is never a bad thing either. :)

Ashley
http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

Angela Crafty Spot said...

What a cute project!! Love you!!
Angela
http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/

Jessica S said...

What a great idea Erica. Love your OWL house and anyone who gets the fabulous Bird House can now re-create it in a jiffy. Fabulous job!

Paper Ribbons said...

I love your owl house Erica. Thank you for your tutorial.

SusieScrapper said...

I just love the owl, it's so cute and love that you used patterned paper! I need to start thinking out of the box and using different papers for things rather than just plain ole cardstock!

Cute project idea, love the birdhouse!!

Susie
http://scrappyrandomness.blogspot.com/

Jamie said...

such a great project love the step-by-step instructions. thanks so much for sharing im a follower.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

great Project Erica, I am just having a hard time with CCR. I have read the instructions that you put out, but Is there any pointers that you could give for very basic learning to use it. I feel so lost about getting the sizing right and making sure that the layers line up. any pointers would be helpful.

Sarah
craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
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