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Little Bird House into Fairy Tale Cottage
This project had been inspired by my Spring Cleaning of the House:) I was going through my things in the laundry/craft room and found this little Bird House. Originally I bought it on sale for 99C for a different project but it never worked out and this house was lost in translation but luckily not forever:) I am creating a little theme for my Easter table and this Little Bird house was exactly what I needed. Take a look! May be you have one of those laying around and waiting for a makeover.

Posted by V-I-O-L-E-T Z. from Scottsdale, Arizona, United States • Published See V-I-O-L-E-T Z.'s 39 projects »
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  • How to make a house plushie. Fairy Tale Cottage - Step 1
    Step 1

    I have listed all the materials already but now it just a visual.

  • How to make a house plushie. Fairy Tale Cottage - Step 2
    Step 2

    Trace the roof of your bird house on the back of the Self-Adhesive Felt Sheet. Trace the sides of the roof as well.

  • How to make a house plushie. Fairy Tale Cottage - Step 3
    Step 3

    Don’t forget to mark the top of the roof. Cut out pieces

  • How to make a house plushie. Fairy Tale Cottage - Step 4
    Step 4

    Before you will expose the sticky back, draw roof tiles using fabric markers of your choice and the shape of your scrapbook ruler.

  • How to make a house plushie. Fairy Tale Cottage - Step 5
    Step 5

    Remove paper from the back of your cut out pieces and start placing them on the bird's house roof.

  • How to make a house plushie. Fairy Tale Cottage - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cover the entire roof

  • How to make a house plushie. Fairy Tale Cottage - Step 7
    Step 7

    Let’s work on the front and the back of the bird house. I’ve started with the back first. Since I didn’t want to spend a lot of time measuring and creating a pattern, I’ve used a simple technique. I’ve pressed in the regular white paper to get the shape of the back of the house. Then, I’ve traced that to the back of the self adhesive felt material, cut it out and used the backing of that material as a template for the front of the house, where the shape gets more complicated.

  • How to make a house plushie. Fairy Tale Cottage - Step 8
    Step 8

    The yellow paper that you see is the backing of my self-adhesive felt. By using this piece, I was able to create a more complicated template.

  • How to make a house plushie. Fairy Tale Cottage - Step 9
    Step 9

    Pick the shape for your Cottage door.

  • How to make a house plushie. Fairy Tale Cottage - Step 10
    Step 10

    This step you can skip, but in my case, I’ve decided to use a ribbon to cover all the corners and sides of the Cottage. It serves two purposes – hides the joints, and creates that soft magical look.

  • How to make a house plushie. Fairy Tale Cottage - Step 11
    Step 11

    Measure the perimeter of the house, minus the door, to create a felt grass. I didn’t use my measuring tape (I felt lazy that day) to estimate the length, so I’ve used a piece of regular ribbon. Wrapped it around and

  • How to make a house plushie. Fairy Tale Cottage - Step 12
    Step 12

    used that length to estimate the legth of the grass for my Fairy Tale Cottage.

  • How to make a house plushie. Fairy Tale Cottage - Step 13
    Step 13

    Draw a random shape grass and cut it out

  • How to make a house plushie. Fairy Tale Cottage - Step 14
    Step 14

    Now it’s time to play. Be creative in decorating your Fairy Tale Cottage. I've used whatever I could find. That’s how mine looks now.

  • How to make a house plushie. Fairy Tale Cottage - Step 15
    Step 15

    Have fun!

    Note: You see my Fairy Tale Cottage next to the Sheep (my last tutorial, which you can find on this web site "Pom Pom Sheep") and "Easter Tree" (my new tutorial which is coming up in a day or so).
    I will be happy to see your creations inspired by this tutorial

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roseann f.
roseann f. · Addingham, England, GB
cute and a good idea
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Gone Neko
Gone Neko · Milan, Lombardy, IT · 29 projects
cute!!!!
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V-I-O-L-E-T Z.
V-I-O-L-E-T Z. · Scottsdale, Arizona, US · 39 projects
Jen, you are right. We are using this little Cottage in our Table top theater as a decoration. Thanks for loving itHappy
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
sooooo cute! thanks for the great tute and sharing, really love it, not only for easter, but for the whole year;-D
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Heather C.
Heather C. · Mt Holly, North Carolina, US · 56 projects
adorable! thanks for sharing Happy
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