Hi there blog friends, I’m posting part three of the Pop Up Birdcage tutorial!! To keep the picture count down I integrated most of the pictures with text instruction. If you follow along step by step, you will be just fine. I’m curious to know if you are going to try it. If you think it’s way too hard, I’d appreciate that feedback as well. I love this type of project and hope to do more if I can successfully lead readers through getting it together!!
|S5-033 Spellbinders Bird Sanctuary||Lace|
|S4-329 Spellbinders Butterfly Circles||Seam Binding (Hug Snug)|
|LF-127 Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Square||Felt – Green and Burgundy|
|S4-328 Spellbinders Foliage||Pearls – Recollections (Michaels)|
|S4-114 Spellbinders Standard Circles LG||Pearl Stick Pin – (Joann’s)|
|My Minds Eye – Adore Fly Away Paper (HL)||Prima Lace|
|My Minds Eye – Lovely Shabby Chic Paper (HL)||Scor- Pal|
|Antique Linen Distress Ink||Scor-Tape – 1/8″, 1/4″, Sheet Tape|
|Vintage Photo Distress Ink||Velcro Dot|
|Coredinations Tan Pearl||Colorbok Metallic Paper – Gold Foil|
|Coredinations Lavender Pearl||Strathmore Linen Canvas|
|Coredinations Scarlet Pearl||Sewing Machine|
A couple of tips to start:
- There are a lot of pictures here. What you see on the screen are thumbnails. Click on the picture to see the full text on each step.
- Heavy cardstock is important. I’ve used Strathmore Linen Canvas Paper. You could also use a 140lb Watercolor Paper.
- Pay attention to the the pieces – I’ve numbered them.
- I’ll ask you to make light pencil marks on the backs of the cages. Before assembly is finished, erase the pencil marks.
- There are eight birdcage panels and pairs of them have notches cut in them. Don’t stress about the notches!! The most important thing to know is that you have to cut all the way to the line. If you cut short, your birdcage will not sit level, if you cut a tiny bit too long, no one will know but you.
- Breathe! Okay, let’s get started :-)
Here is a full size of my reference picture. Depending on your computer, you may be able to print it out so that you can reference it as you step through the tutorial.
Below is a picture of what the cage looks like when it’s collasping. It should collapse easily and open up easily. Remember, you don’t absolutely have to do this as a pop up. You can make a nice 3-D decorated gift if you like!
Well that’s all folks! Once I get done with my deadlines, I think I’ll make some more of these. In the mean time, happy crafting!!