Wooden birdhouse tree decorations

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Wooden birdhouse tree decorations

Photocopy the template given, then mark and cut out the shapes in paper. Use adhesive spray to stick the shapes for the roof and base sections onto 3mm thick wood and the other pieces onto 2mm thick wood. Then, use the Dremel 300 fitted with the spiral cutting bit and cutting guide attachment to cut out a circle for the entrance hole at the position indicated.

Use the Dremel Hobby 300 and the SpeedClic Woodcutting Wheel to cut out all the birdhouse sections following the templates, plus a 1.5cm long piece of 5mm dowel for the perch.

Use the Dremel Hobby 300 and the SpeedClic Woodcutting Wheel to cut out all the birdhouse sections following the templates, plus a 1.5cm long piece of 5mm dowel for the perch.

Paint the wooden sides for the birdhouse. A deeper safe will show the carving up the best, and then, when fry, use the Dremel Hobby 300 and engraving cutter to decorate the sides, back and front with freehand carved patterns of stems, leaves and grasses.

Cut the soft metal sheet to cover the outside of the roof section and the upper side of the base. Secure them by running strips of self-adhesive foil tape around the edge, allowing it to warp over the sides of each section. Use the Dremel Glue Gun and clear glue to glue the end of the perch into the hole drilled through the front of the birdhouse. Again with your Dremel Glue Gun and clear glue, glue the pieces together to form the house, sandwiching the side panels between the front and back panels. Glue the house centrally onto the base, then glue on the roof sections, allowing the larger section to overlap the smaller section at the apex.

Use the craft punches to punch out small metal hearts and flowers and cut out some floral motifs form the pieces of lace. Use your Dremel Glue Gun and clear glue to adhere edging lace along the front eaves of the birdhouse and to glue floral and heart motifs to embellish the carved design. Drill small holes through the roof and through a hanging loop of clear fishing line to hang your birdhouse decoration.

  • Dremel EZ544 EZ Lock™ Cutting/Shaping Carbide Cut Off Wheel 38mm

    EZ544 EZ Lock™ 1-1/2" Carbide Cutting Wheel Show details
  • Dremel 106 High Speed Steel Engraving Cutter 1.6mm

    106 Engraving Cutter Show details
  • Bass wood, 2mm and 3mm thick dowel, 5mm
  • Soft metal sheet, aluminum and copper
  • Metal self-adhesive foil tape, 6mm, aluminum and copper
  • Piece of cotton lace in natural shades
  • Craft punches, small flowers and hearts
  • Emulsion paint
  • Clear fishing line for hanging