At first I was all: 'Awwww, how nice! A little bird house! Did you make that bird house yourself? Mommy is sooo impressed!' But once you've seen one bird house, you've seen them all. And I don't think the kids like máking them any more either. They hadn't even tried to make this bird house look good.
I don't think any self respecting bird would wanna stay in that bird house! It's very uninspired I think. So I put it somewhere on the kitchen table and forgot all about it. As did the kids.
Bird house decorating
But later that evening, I was sipping my tea when suddenly I had this great idea! I'ld decorate that poor excuse for a bird house! I knew I had some self adhesive wallpaper somewhere. Luckily I found it, and got to work. I suppose you should make sure the surface is nice and clean, before you start covering it with adhesive wallpaper. But I couldn't be bothered. Mostly because I didn't really think it would turn out nice. I'm not all that handy you know.
So I just put the bird house on the coffee table and started piling on the adhesive wallpaper. And you know what? I turned out quite nicely! Look what I made:
I think it's a great little bird house. Definitely for a higher class bird!
Bird house decorating tips
As it turns out there's a whole world of ideas out there about decorating a bird house. So there must be lots of moms who are silently suffering from their kids bringing home birdhouses constantly! Here are some pointers and ideas to spruce up a bird house!
Tools and stuff
- For a quick fix: use self adhesive wallpaper
- If you're creative you can use all kinds of wallpaper or even little pieces of fabric!
- A little fake bird to put on top of it
What kind of arts and crafts stuff do your kids take home from school?