We have new neighbors that just moved across the street and to celebrate I decided to get out of the box a bit and created a little “Welcome Home” for them. Now I have no idea if they are bird lovers but I know that previous residence there did and so I figured why not give it a go and see if I can maybe encourage them to do the same.
With this three dimensional greeting to welcome them to their new home I will take a plate of cookies and a card with information for the local Audubon, Fish and Wildlife and other resources they may need being new to the area…oh and of course Birds and Blooms too!
To make your own “Welcome Home Birdhouse” here’s what you need…
2 small birds
Small wooden bird house
¼ “ wood dowel 12” long
two-sided scrapbook card stock
Acrylic craft paint that compliments cardstock color
¼” 3 in 1 craft glue (glues plastic, paper and a host of other stuff)
Alcohol Ink (for dying the birds if need be)
- Cut the dowel for 2 tree trunks. (Eyeball them for the length you want)
- Paint all the wood pieces and set aside to dry
Trees and flower:
- Cut cardstock: 2- 12”x1.5” strips for the tree tops and 1- 8” by 1” piece for the flower below.
- Measure ½” along the length of these and the cut slices 1/8” thick and 1” down.
- Next roll and glue these around the cut dowel pieces to form the trees.
For the flower cut the slices ¾” long so draw your line at ¼”. Roll it up like the trees but don’t glue it to the dowel so you can take it off.
- Glue on the trees and flower, hold in place until fixed
Add the house address and the “welcome home” sign at the bottom.
Glue birds on last, hold them in place until fixed in place.
So how do you introduce your new neighbors to wildlife in your area?