Follow Us on Facebook

Get updates from FaveCrafts.com posted directly to your News Feed.

Free Offer
11 Teacher-Approved Crafts for School

Excite your students with these clever, teacher-approved crafts with this FREE e-book!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

(1)

Back to School Birdhouse

By: Carmen Flores Tanis from Bzzy Little Bee

Welcome little ones back to school with this sweet Back to School Birdhouse from Carmen Flores Tanis.  Made with simple classroom materials, project can be made for a favorite teacher.  The cute chalkboard design around the birdhouse makes it easy to customize and decorate.  Get the kids involved in the creation of this fun teacher gift.

back to school birdhouse

Materials:

  • Wood bird house
  • 3 dozen pencils
  • Metal ruler
  • Sheets of double sided tape
  • Silver tooling foil
  • Scrap pieces of chipboard
  • Black chalkboard spray paint
  • Back Sharpie permanent marker
  • Scissors & craft knife
  • Tin snips
  • Embossing tool (or dull pencil or dull pointy dowel)
  • Paint pens & white-out pen
  • Electric pencil sharpener
  • Scroll saw or some kind of hacksaw for cutting pencils

 

Instructions:

  1. Spray paint your birdhouse black.

    back-to-school-birdhouse
     
  2. Measure each of the side of the house and cut the metal ruler to fit.

    back-to-school-birdhouse

    back-to-school-birdhouse
     
  3. These shapes will decorate each of the front bird entrances.

    back-to-school-birdhouse
     
  4. Darken the embossed designs with a little bit of black Sharpie. Wipe off excess ink.

    back-to-school-birdhouse
     
  5. Fine tipped white-out correction ink pens work really well!

    back-to-school-birdhouse

    back-to-school-birdhouse
     
  6. Use a scroll saw or hack saw to shorten the pencils. Then use the electric pencil sharpener to sharpen each pencil. Dull the tips a little by rubbing them on a piece of sandpaper.

    back-to-school-birdhouse

    back-to-school-birdhouse
Your Recently Viewed Projects
Love these projects? Get MORE delivered to your Inbox – FREE Click Here!

All fields required.

Rate & Comment

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.
Cancel Reply to Comment

Newsletter Signup

Free Newsletter!

Discover crafting projects, free patterns, tips and special offers. Get free craft projects, how-to crafting tutorials & product reviews.

Please Wait

Thanks for signing up

Sorry, we could not sign you up.

The Best Blogger Crafts
Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts

 

Connect with Us

Find us online

  • Facebook
  • Google Plus
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter
  • Blog
  • Email
  • RSS

© Copyright 2014 Prime Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.

www.favecrafts.com

close

Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

Was This Helpful?YesNo

[Alt-Text]