Sunday, May 23, 2010

My Craft Space Revamp : Birdhouse Ribbon Storage

As promised, here is a picture of the project I undertook this week as part of my craft space revamp. It's a miniature birdhouse to store some of my ribbons!

I had actually planned on completing another project (still related to ribbon storage) this week, but lets just say I had a little 'mishap' and as a result I need to start all over again.

This ribbon storage project (and the one I botched) make use of the ribbon storage reels I made earlier in the week, so my ribbons should be nice and easy to store now.

So, how did I make the birdhouse? Well I got the template from the Just Something I Made
blog, followed the easy instructions and that's about all there is to it. The way that this house is put together means that you can open the bottom like a box and pop your ribbon storage reels in. Super!

Some tips if you are going to attempt this yourself:

1. Scoring really does just mean 'lightly mark'. I cut a little too deep on one side of my house, and the whole thing fell in half lol. As a result I had to tape it back together:

2. If you're using the template with the scalloped roof, don't 'pre cut' the scalloped part. I already knew the scalloped roof could present a problem for me and my less-than-average cutting skills, so instead I didn't cut out the scalloped roof until I'd stuck both pieces together.

See, now they're even:

This house is so cute I think I'm going to make a couple more.

If you haven't checked out the Just Something I Made blog, I suggest you do. There is some pretty cool stuff on there.


  1. Love this! And more than anything, I love that you're not afraid to post and show the mistakes. Makes me feel like I'm not the only one out there!


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