They are somewhat time consuming, but fairly easy to make. Due to the use of hot glue, I do not recommend it as a kid-friendly craft project.
I was able to craft 3 houses using an old tissue box.
You can see a photo of my inspiration above. All of my birdhouse ornaments ended up being a little different in size and I believe all of mine are larger than the inspiration ornaments.
I cut the birdhouse pattern out of the tissue box and taped the houses together (my masking tape was old and didn't want to stick). I used a large button to size the hole for the door.
After the cardboard houses were shaped, I covered them with burlap (held in place with hot glue). I then embellished the opening with dark green contrasting twine. I also fashioned a hanger out of the green twine and glued it to the roof.
I stripped down a pine cone that had previously been painted green and started gluing the petals to the rooftop, creating shingles. Be sure to allow some overhang on the edges to create a more authentic-looking roof line. I didn't do that so well on the first birdhouse. Also, be sure to start on the bottom and work toward the top.
Here is the roof without the topper that covers the seam of the front and back shingles...and without the snow and ice embellishments.
On this particular birdhouse, I used pine cone petals that were painted red. I used Snow-Tex to add the snowy texture as well as white craft paint and hot glue. I cannot wait to see how they look when I add them to my Christmas tree!
Other projects you might like...
Chic On A Shoestring, Craftberry Bush, Sugar and Dots, Whipperberry, Link Party Palooza, Mad In Crafts, One More Time Events, Sweet Pea Throwback Thursday, I Love My Disorganized Life,