Bird Box Gift Bag

Hi everyone, today I have something special to share.

I’ve made this very sweet Bird Box Gift Bag or Storage Box, and I love it!

Bird Box Gift Bag

Every time I use the beautiful Dovecraft, ‘Secret Garden’ collection I just want to make boxes or create little scenes.

Bird Box Gift Bag

You can find all of the Secret Garden collection available from Craft Stash here.

Bird Box Gift Bag

I’ve been inspired by so many of you who have been sharing your ‘She Shed’ makes on Mixed Up Crafters and made my roof after seeing one of my crafty friends Louise do this style on hers.

Bird Box Gift Bag

I love how some 1″ circles cut from kraft card can make such a cool roof!

Bird Box Gift Bag

I love all the add on’s that match the papers to this collection and wanted to create something based around the cute wooden birds, and so a Bird Box seemed a perfect idea.

To make this you will need…

2 pieces of 5.1/2 x 9″ kraft card for the front and back.

Score along the 5.1/2 side score at 5″
Score along the 9″ side score at 8.1/2

2 pieces of 8″ x 8″ pattern paper to cover the front and back.

2 pieces of 5.1/2 x 7″ kraft card for the sides.

Score along the 5.1/2 side at 5″

Score along the 7″ side at 1/2″ & 6.1/2

2 pieces of 5.3/4 x 4.3/4 pattern paper to cover the sides.

1 piece of 6″ x 6″  chipboard for the base.

1 piece of 6″ x 6″ pattern paper to cover the base.

2 pieces of 6″ x 5″ kraft card for the roof.

Score along the 5″ side at 3/4″

65 circles, 1″ in diameter to cover the roof, this is optional.

Check out my full tutorial below.

By adding a chipboard base it helps strengthen the box and make it more durable and long lasting.

Bird Box Gift Bag

You don’t have to make it into a bird box, this style will also work well as a house, and would make a perfect gift for someone moving home.

Bird Box Gift Bag

I hope you like today’s project, I thought I would share it on a Friday so that you have the weekend to hide away in your craft spaces and make it!

Can’t wait to see you’re versions over on the Mixed Up Crafters Facebook group.

Have a great weekend

Happy crafting


5 thoughts on “Bird Box Gift Bag

  1. Sam, this adorable house would make a great gingerbread house or santa’s workshop for Christmas! Add windows and a battery operated colour change tealight inside and it would be a stunning Christmas Keepsake to be brought out every year

  2. Another beautiful box. I love both of these you have done. Will have to give these a go and see how it turns out. TYFS

  3. Hi Sam as usual the birdhouse is gorgeous but the real reason I’m writing is about cutting score lines. How do you cut your score lines? I’ve seen many tutorials and I’m not sure if everyone is cutting up directly on the score line or not. I’m struggling with making all my tabs and the bases of whatever project I’m working on completely even. I love your tutorials and they are always so perfectly cut.

  4. Hiya, usually when cutting on a scoreline you cut through the middle, however if you have a a edge that will be online I cut the scoreline away. I often say cut to left, or cut to the right or remove the scoreline completly. Most cut scoreline will form the base of something, so often not seen anyway. It’s hard to explain really and different from one project to the next, but I hopes that helps you a little. 🙂

  5. Thank you for replying. I am relatively new to this type of crafting and I love 3D crafting. I’m still struggling with cutting even lines and like you said every crafter has their own way and ever project is different. It’s maddening. I will watch your tutorials very closely and get better. Thank you for all the inspiration.

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