Showing posts with label birdhouse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label birdhouse. Show all posts

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sew and Tell: granny square birdhouse

Today I'm sharing this Anthropologie Inspired Crochet Granny Square Birdhouse.

I saw this cute crocheted birdhouse on the Anthropologie site. It’s made from recycled wood and repurposed cloth – very eco-chic.

Since I’m learning to crochet, I thought I’d try to make one of my own.

Mine isn’t eco-chic but it is bright and cheerful. I made 5 granny square (4 sides and a bottom) and stitched them together.

I inserted pieces of cardboard to the inside so the birdhouse would keep it’s shape.

I used a paper plate for the roof, cutting a pie wedge out and taping it into a cone shape. The shingles are made out of burlap and glue gunned into place.

Side-by-side comparison. Anthro birdhouse (left)   My birdhouse (right)
Mine might not be as eco-friendly but it definitely is more budget-friendly.