Decorate your very own Mickey Mouse inspired birdhouse with this easy 4 step tutorial!
What you’ll need:
Wooden bird house (I found mine at The Works)
Hot glue gun
Paint your birdhouse. I painted the base yellow for Mickey’s shoes, the middle red for his shorts and the top black to represent his head and body. I painted the windows white to symbolise the buttons on his shorts.
Cut out 2 circles from the black foam.
Cut a slice from the bottom of each circle so that they will sit flush to the roof of the birdhouse.
Attach the ears to the roof of the birdhouse using a hot glue gun.
Please be careful when using the glue gun as it can get very hot!
Voila! One very cute Mickey Mouse birdhouse. This would make a great gift for any Disney fan (which means I’m keeping this one for myself!)
Everyone loves Disney, and with this quick and easy DIY, you can make your very own Mickey Mouse notebook!
What you’ll need:
1x sheet A4 black card
12x sheets of white printer paper
1x A5 red paper
2x white buttons
Double sided tape
Fold the sheet of black card in half.
Cut the red paper so that it fits the bottom half of your folded black card and attach with double sided tape.
Fold all of the white sheets of paper in half, and stack one inside the other.
Place the black card at the back of your folded paper.
Measure 4 cms from the top and make a hole (I used a drawing pin) and the same at 6cms. Do this from the bottom too. Using the darning needle and thread, sew through the holes at the top and tie off. Repeat at the bottom.
Close your notebook. You’ll notice the pages stick out. Don’t worry, simply cut away the excess with your craft knife and ruler. Be careful as the knife is sharp, and protect your surface underneath.
Glue the buttons to the red paper on the front. Voila!
I hope that you have had a lovely Christmas and New Year. I’m really looking forward to 2017 and I have so many new crafty projects I want to make and share with you and lots of new crochet characters I want to design. I took Christmas off to spend tie with my family and to recharge my creative batteries. Over the holidays created this little cutie that I just had to share with you.
I’m not sure the face is quite right but I don’t care, he is still a real cutie with a curly tail.
So the pattern is free and uses UK terminology. I have included a conversion chart for US terminology with the pattern. I used a 3 mm hook and DK yarn to create this little project. It is a great stash buster.
If you do find any mistakes or have any questions with the wording of the pattern let me know.
I love Christmas because it’s the perfect excuse to get crafty! I’ve already shown you how to make your own gift wrap, now to accessorise! And what better way than with these Santa head gift tags. They’re so cute and full of character. I used a cuttlebug and the X Cut circle nesting dies, but you can just as easily make these with things you probably already have around the house.
What you’ll need:
Red glitter card
Black felt tip pen
Double sided sticky tape
Tea light (to draw around)
AA battery (to draw around)
On the white card, draw around the inside of the roll of double sided sticky tape and cut out.
On the pink paper, draw around your tea light and cut out. With double sided sticky tape, attach to the white circle as shown.
Draw around the tea light on the white card and cut out, then fold and cut in half. Attach as shown.
Draw around the battery on the red glitter card. Cut out and attach to your face.
Cut out triangle from the glitter card and attach to the top of the head. Make a trim using the white card, and using the battery as a template cut out a pom pom. Attach to the hat.
Finally, draw on the eyes.
And hey presto, one very cute Santa gift tag. You can also use these as Christmas card toppers, a garland or even hang from your tree!