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« on: December 01, 2012 10:07:02 PM »

Went to the wood section in the craft store and found some little  one-dollar birdhouses to make into ornaments.  Here's a finished one:

Here's how to make it....

First drill two holes about 1/4" apart in the roof:

Paint with patio paint or outdoor paint.  So I can actually hang this outside after the holidays, I chose a non-seasonal color, and the patio paint already has a sealer in it.

Glue some preserved moss (found mine at the dollar store) at the base of the birdhouse and around the drilled holes.  I used modge podge, but in hindsight I should have used the hot glue gun--- what was I thinking?!

Thread florist wire through the holes.

Insert a succulent cutting through one of the holes and twist the wire around the stem to secure it.  Trim off any excess wire.

That's it.  I hope you get to try it.

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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012 06:50:03 AM »

Very cute!  I can imagine lots of variations on this idea.  It would be fun to do a birdhouse village, like some people set up miniature Christmas villages, a birdhouse version would be adorable.  Roll Eyes

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