Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I'm excited about this one:)

Do you ever come up with an idea, and get super excited about it when it works out?
I did.....

The past couple of weeks, I've been looking online to find different birdhouses to build. I have lots of sketches about future designs.... just don't have the right wood yet. But what I did have was some beautiful acorns from Minnesota:)
**remind me later to thank Kim from http://flowerkim.blogspot.com/ again!!

I've seen a few in real life scale made out of wood and wondered how hard it would be to turn a regular acorn into a miniature birdhouse.... So, I talked the bf into cutting the top off of one~ which was more difficult than we thought it was going to be....we cut 4, I got one birdhouse outta the deal!? Oh... And before we/he cut it, I buffed it up with a dremel attachment to make it all shinny. And yes, I used just the attachment, I was to lazy to get the dremel out, lol!)

I gutted the insides, and then went back with another dremel attachment and tried to scrub out the sides. Then I used a drill attachment and made a hole in the front. I would recommend not being lazy, and finding your dremel... My poor fingers are killing me today.

next, I drilled 2 small holes into the top.... And found the only piece of string I could find to make a hanger. And then this morning I glued it together.


Isn't it awesome!!! I'm totally in love:)


If I can get my hands on some more acorns, you will definitely find some in my Etsy shop!!

Until Next Time.......

13 comments:

Julia @ bearcabinminiatures said...

They are lovely, I am going acorn hunting! :)
Julia x

Kim said...

Katie- it's incredible! I love it!!! We had snow here today :( The ground is covered in white, but if it melts (I think it should be in the 50's by Saturday) I'll go out and see if I can find some acorns for you. I'll email you and let you know if the squirrels left me any :) What a great idea ♥

Lorraine Escapita said...

It looks great! I love how it's whole again at the end :). What a wonderful idea!

Lorraine Escapita said...

Love all the cute little guys in your blog banner!

Lucille said...

One word. Brilliant!

Lucille.

ShellbyFay said...

Wow this is amazing! What a fab idea :D

Jean Tuthill said...

I love it and yes, it is brilliant!

otterine said...

Superb idea with excellent results! It's so adorable! :D

Paris Miniatures said...

It's gorgeous! A great idea!

BTW thanks for taking part in my Halloween giveaway!

Good luck!

Ascension said...

Enhorabuena, es una idea genial!!!!
besitos ascension

CLARA said...

Buen trabajo. El resultado está perfecto.
Me encanta.
Besos Clara

Sans! said...

Hey Katie. am just back and starting to read back post. I think this is a fantabulous idea too! And it has turned out just like a real birdhouse :).

Saara said...

I love this! I love acorns (especially because of "My Neighbor Totoro" and Peter Pan...)