Summer Strawberry Birdhouse Craft Idea


Take a look at our unusual birdhouse craft idea inspired by the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

This is a quite simple craft that turns a miniature wooden birdhouse into a little bit of ornamental fun!

Wimbledon is famous for its strawberries and cream so this idea celebrates the strawberry in two different ways.

We also designed a tennis court inspired paper mache bird box to complement the strawberries!

These themed birdhouse craft ideas are great for a summer party, gifts, party crafting session or as an unusual ornament.

They are designed for indoor display, however they could be used as garden party decorations as long as the sun is shining, but make sure you bring them inside before any rain!

Take a look at the How To tab or use the photos as inspiration, and create your own Wimbledon tennis themed bird boxes.

Display your Wimbledon inspired birdhouses together or pick your favourite design get creating!

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How to Make It

These crafts are quite simple to make but do require drying time.

  1. Paint your birdhouse with white acrylic paint to provide a base for your colour. Leave to dry.
  2. For the red strawberry, apply Cherry Red acrylic paint to the main body of the birdhouse, do not paint the roof. Leave to dry and apply a second coat if needed.
  3. Once dry and using Spring Green acrylic paint, apply  to the birdhouse roof. Once again, leave to dry, applying a second coat if needed.
  4. If you are making the green birdhouse, apply Spring Green acrylic paint all over and leave to dry, applying a second coat if needed.
  5. Once dry you can add the embellishments.
  6. To create 'seeds' on the red strawberry stick self adhesive gold 2mm jewels  around the main body of the birdhouse. Cut two leaves from some green card and make a hole in the leaves base. Thread onto the birdhouse hanging cord and you have a strawberry birdhouse!
  7. Take the green birdhouse and apply some holographic strawberry stickers. Add a green bow to the top of the birdhouse and you have your second summer strawberry design completed!

When creating our Tennis court bird box we used a cool melt glue gun, but you could use any other suitable adhesive, for example silicone glue.

  1. Paint the front and back body of the bird box with white acrylic paint to provide a base for your colour. Leave to dry.
  2. Next apply Avocado acrylic paint to the bird box body, apply a second coat if needed when it has dried.
  3. Using green felt, cover the roof of the bird box to create the 'grass'.
  4. Measure and cut a strip of white craft foam, approximately 1cm wide, glue over the top of the 'grass' along the center.
  5. Create some tennis balls using Lime Green card (we drew around the base of our acrylic paint bottle to make a circle approximately 3.5cm in diameter). Using a white pen or by cutting from white paper or card, create the tennis ball detail ( we looked at a tennis ball pictures for inspiration!)
  6. Using foam pads, stick the tennis balls randomly around the bird box, we only used three but you can use as many as you'd like!

Display your Wimbledon inspired birdhouses together or pick your favourite design get creating!

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