Friday, 10 May 2013

Sketch Pen Birdhouse - Recycling Craft & A Makeover !

I had been concentrating on  my cooking blog and had totally neglected my poor craft blog.Neither did I like the name nor the appearance of it,so decided to give it a face lift today :) Collected all my craft supplies to make a colorful background ,found that I had so much that I had been accumulating over the past few years :)As for the name,it's easy to guess :) Was teaching my daughter to play Rock-Paper-Scissors,when I suddenly felt that Hook-Paper-Scissors sounds definitely more interesting than my previous title 'Get Crafting'.

Coming to today's post,I'm a person who can't simply throw away things unless I know that I can't make anything else out of them.Hubby feels that I have some problem with discarding things :) I have a huge carton full of things that I intend to recycle,hopefully ! Little Girl loves coloring and scribbling. It was like she suddenly took an interest to coloring and scribbling when she just crossed her first birthday and yes my beige color Sofa is full of marks now :( So we bought this big bucket of sketch pens so that it'll be easier to clean up and remove the marks.Now she's lost interest in coloring and I was left with a bucket of used Sketch pens.Seriously I couldn't get myself to throw those little colorful sticks in the bin :( So kept stocking them up until I came up with this simple idea.

 It's very simple to make .I just used an old face cream container,some cardboard and a double sided sellotape apart from the sketch pens.

 I used an old unused marker and the lid of an old box to connect both the parts of the bird house.
I wanted to make a small bird (something that resembled a bird actually :)) for the birdhouse.Guess that's easy to figure out.It's the box found in Kinder Joy Chocolate.Little girl loves it and sometimes I give in and get her one.She collects the toys inside while I collect the boxes.I just glued a pair of eyes and a straw to it :)

Thanks for stopping by at my space.Have a lovely day !


  1. Pretty, creative way of using the sketches!!

  2. Hi Reni !!

    Very interesting and creative !!!

    Happy to follow you ..

    Theres something I wud like to ask ? Hw do u get the borders around the pic and ur blogs name inside it. I hv been wanting to do this for so long but don't know hw ?


    1. Thanks a lot for stopping by Mousumi !
      For getting the borders:
      Pls go to Template-Customize-Advance-Images...where u get an option for border colour.
      For the blog's name in the picture:
      Before I upload my picture to blogger,I edit it in Picasa viewer on my PC,there's an option 'Add Text' which adds texts to the pic..
      Hope u find this useful....Do let let me know if u need anything else :)Happy Crafting !

  3. Hi Reni,

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. You have lovely blog here. love your recycling ideas. Happy to follow you back.

  4. It's a lovely birdhouse, Reni!! You have a beautiful blog !! Like you, I too try my hands at various crafts. Any kind of needlework is always my favourite:) glad to have you as a friend on this blogland :)

    1. Thanks a lot Preeti ! glad to have met u too :)

  5. Hi Reni..first time here n got to say..this is really very very cute. You are very creative indeed.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Sona :)