Birdhouse Ornament Variation

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(The tutorial for the original birdhouse ornament is on this blog page.)

For this variation I replaced the ribbon trim under the roof overhangs with pieces of off-white mat board.

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I also used 3/4 inch wide green grosgrain ribbon to replace the mat board on the sides and base.

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The grosgrain I used was very heavy and stiff so it did not reveal the contours of the fabric below.

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However, if I was to make another ornament this way I would cut the fabric, that covers the side walls, a little differently. When I glued the fabric to the side walls it looked something like this. (The areas indicated with the black triangles were not covered by fabric.)

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That is because I had cut the fabric straight across the bottom and straight down the roof slope. I would have had better coverage if I had cut the fabric as indicated by the pink lines in the illustration below. Then the fabric would have completely covered the side walls. I might even have had a bit to trim from the top and bottom.

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If I make another ornament like this one I will also cut a small rectangle of off-white mat board and insert it under the roof edge, between the ends of the two trim pieces. (The grey coloured area on the right side of this illustration.)

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Pinwheel 2009

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