Way back, starting in 2011 to be exact I'd dedicate the month of November to sharing ornament tutorials it what we affectionately dubbed the No Ugly Ornaments Challenge. I've gotten away from it in recent years but thanks to the Craft Lightning Series there is an excuse to get back in an ornament kind of mind!
Here's how we created these 15 minute Wine Cork Birdhouse Ornaments!
- wine corks
- circular paper
- string for hanging
- glue and scissors
- sequins and binder clips (optional)
Use a simple glue to attach the buttons to the center of the wine cork. While the glue is drying begin assembling the other parts of the birdhouse.
Tie the string into loops for hanging.
Cut a line halfway through the circles. Then slide the knotted string into the slit, twist the paper to make a slight cone, and glue it into place. We used a strong glue stick that stuck well and quickly. You can always use a binder clip to hold it in place until it is secure.
The birdhouse perch was a bit harder to make than I thought it would be. Use a very strong pair of scissors to trim one inch off the skewer's pointed end. Then insert it into the cork under the button.
Now use a liquid glue to attach the roof to the house.
Now is the time to embellish your birdhouse with sequins.
These are such cute little ornaments, I only wish that I had painted them! It'd be a great way to personalize these little houses even more and I'm sure the kids would enjoy it.
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