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I made these with my kids one year. The boys were probably 8 and
10 and wanted to earn money, so we made some and took them to a
consignment shop. It was summer and the shop soon went out of
business. Only a couple sold, so guess what people got for Christmas
presents that year! LOL My DH doesn't remember but he cut the wood for us.
The wood is about 1.5" wide and 1/4"
thick. The top is cut at an angle, as you can see, and it is about
1.75" from tip to bottom.
Use a drill to drill a little bird hole,
partially thru the wood.
Paint the wood pieces white. Let
Nail a little brass brad or nail for the
"perch" just below the hole.
Cut popsicle sticks for the roof and paint
them. We had red roofs, blue roofs, green roofs and mauve roofs if
I remember. Glue the roofs on with a glue gun.
Glue a string of pearl beads along the
Glue a pearl bead in the hole for an egg.
Glue a little moss around the hole and
Glue a little silk rose and ribbon to the
Glue a gold thread hanger to the back.
I'm pretty sure this was our own design. Hope you enjoy! They
could also be used for spring ornaments.