Hi friends! Back today on Monday’s Motivation to bring you this 4th of July table arrangement using the Birdhouse die from Spellbinders. I love the fact that you can create more than just one type of project from this particular die. Really, your imagination is what makes it so versatile. Let’s begin making these “rockets” today. (If you are a newbie and don’t use die-cuts, you can create this rocket with a toilet paper roll and fussy-cutting your own roof.)
To get started, you will need the following supplies:
Spellbinders® Contour™Birdhouse die: SR-019
Cardstock of Your Choice, Glittered Foam Felt, Heavy Gauge Wire, Star Garland, Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue, Sparkle Shreddie
Next I taped the hole back into its spot. I think hot gluing is actually ideal and if you put a slightly larger circle over the hole from the backside, it will be less noticeable and will stay in place.
Now just tape the tabbed edge of the birdhouse and bring both sides together.
Place adhesive or hot glue onto tabbed edges and attach to circle base.
Trim off excess paper so that this looks like a rocket and not a birdhouse.
Adhere the sides of roof together.
Adhere roof to house by putting hot glue on top edge of birdhouse, turning it upside down and inserting into roof. If adjustment is needed, heat hot glue on roof with a heat gun and correct placement.
Poke a small hole in the bottom of the rocket and hot glue a heavy-duty white floral stem and some metallic garland inside, extending to the outside. Curl metallic garland as desired. You can cover the wire with a striped straw if you like.
Tip: You can purchase the star garland at The Dollar Store. The stiffer garland is on one of the balloon weight pieces.
As you can see, I just stacked a few paper suitcases and inserted the rockets into dry foam in the top suitcase. Metallic shreddies helped cover the base. Feel free to die-cut Stars, add cupcake sparklers, horns and rosettes. Now, all you have to do is wait for the 4th!