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grapevine ball birdhouse

difficulty rating - 5

how to...

Tools:

scissors, hot glue gun/glue sticks

 

Preparation:

Gather supplies. 

 

Instructions:

2.  Fold the 6" length of ribbon in half and tie a knot at one end.

3.  Glue the knotted end onto the top of the grapevine ball, positioning the birdhouse hole to the front.

4.  Arrange the 3 holly leaves around the ribbon and glue in place.

5.  Arrange the pine alternating to the holly leaves and glue in place.

6.  Glue the red berries in random positions.

7.  Add the glittered berries.

8.  Trim the stem of the ribbon roses and glue in place.  Add the crystal picks.

9.  Apply the small pine cones to any remaining holes in the arrangement.

10.  Wrap the length of ribbon to form a 2-inch loop.

11.  Tie the loop in the center using the length of string.

12.  Fold the loop in half and glue the tied fold onto the top of the grapevine ball.

13.  Poke the mini dowel into the grapevine ball below the hole and glue in place.

14.  Glue the miniature bird onto the dowel.

1.  Adjust the arrangement of the grapevine weave to form a small hole for the birdhouse opening.

materials list                           

1 - 2" grapevine ball

1 - 3/4" bird

1 - 6" length 1/8"-wide red ribbon

3 - variegated silk holly leaves

3 - 1" lengths artificial pine

3 - 1/2" red ribbon roses

3 - 1/2" red berries

3 - 3/8" glittered berries

3 - 1/2" frosted pine cones

1 - 3" mini dowel

1 - 18" length 1/8"-wide red ribbon

3 - 1" crystal encrusted picks

1 - 6" length string