Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Doodlebug Santa Express Altered Birdhouse

Popping in to share a fun twist on Christmas villages using birdhouses and Doodlebug's Santa Express collection!

So I have a confession... I had this grand plan of creating a whole Christmas village using all the different wood birdhouses available at my local Michaels store (I got this one for only $2.99 with a coupon), but the craziness of the Christmas season hit and this is as far as I got so he's going to have to go solo this year.  ;)

I cut the train patterned paper to look like a little train wrapping around the base.  I thought the Santa tag (with the loop cut off) made the perfect character to inhabit my little home.  The thin heart washi tape from the collection was also a perfect fit for the base.

To create my roof and have everything line up perfectly every time without a lot of extra math I created a template on my Silhouette which I am sharing here today.  Click HERE to download.

Keep in mind that these wood birdhouses are mass produced at a low cost so each birdhouse might have slightly different measurements than the next.  I know the hole on the front of my house was off centered so I had to make some light adjustments to account for that.  I would suggest cutting the front piece from scratch paper first and then adjusting the pattern as needed.

I hope I've inspired you to look at spring birdhouses with a fresh eye.  ;)

To create my little house, I used the following supplies (available at Scrapbook.com)


  1. So So So cute -- absolutely LOVE this !!!

  2. OMG this is adorable!!! I LOVE this so much!!!!

  3. You are so talented, I love this!!


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