Basic Birdhouse Design
Step by Step
1 Copy the template for the birdhouse in the desired size and stick it with masking tape to the back of the cardboard.
2 Use your metal ruler and pattern wheel and go over the box’s outline and opening to trace the template on to the cardboard. Press hard enough for the wheel to make little holes in the cardboard.
3 Cut the template out of the cardboard along the line of holes.
4 With the wrong side still facing you, draw light pencil lines along the fold lines.
5 Use your metal ruler and bone folder to fold the cardboard on the pencil lines.
6 Foll the template again and stick pieces of double-sided tape at the places indicated. First stick the box’s long side edges together.
7 Stick the base in place and then the roof. If you want a roof with an overhang, cut a longer, extra roof and stick it over the first one.
Ideas for decorating the birdhouses