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Free Project: Bird Feeder

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Make a gorgeous wooden bird feeder for your miniature garden with this quick make project by Kati Kainulainen!

 

 

Lucie Dawson: 

"I just really like Kati’s style. Her miniatures are always so simple and yet super effective… they are also really easy to follow and make!” 
 

 

 

 

 

1/12th Scale Bird Feeder

 

You will need: 

Materials required
Balsa wood, 1mm-2mm thick
PVA glue
Acrylic paint in red and white

Tools required
Craft knife
Paint brush
Ruler

 

Kati's Top Tip!
“Hang the bird feeder to the tree or glue it to the pole and place on the ground.”

 

 

1 Cut pieces with a craft knife from balsa wood:
Front and back sides,
Two pieces measuring 1.5cm x 2.5cm.
Two side pieces, each measuring 2cm x 1.5cm.
Two roof pieces, each measuring 2.4cm x 1.8cm.
Two base pieces, each measuring 2.6cm x 2.2cm.

STEP 1


2 For the roof, cut a V-shape in the top on the front and back side pieces. Cut tiny openings on two of the sides.

STEP 2


3 Use small dabs of glue to secure the four sides. Allow to dry.

STEP 3


4 Attach the roof and the base pieces.

STEP 4


5 Apply a base layer of white acrylic paint to the bird feeder.

STEP 5


6 Decorate by painting a red heart or your chosen design on the front.

STEP 6

 

Pick up your copy of DHMS January 2019 here!

 

Looking for more marvellous miniature inspiration? Pick up your copy of Dolls House and Miniature Scene today! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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