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Tiny Town Holiday Birdhouses

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Holiday homes for your fine feathered friends were never so charming! These decorative and functional birdhouses add a personalized touch to your home, be it indoors or out.

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Supplies Needed For This Project

TOOL

4000 High Performance Rotary Tool

Model # 4000

Tools & Accessories

Materials

  • 1

    VRT1-1/5 Vacuum Powered Rotary Tool
  • 1

    Several small wooden bird houses (widely available at home, craft or hardware stores)
  • 1

    Semi-gloss or gloss interior latex paint in the colors of your choice
  • 1

    Scrap pine boards (to practice your etching/engraving technique)
  • 1

    A string of holiday lights (either interior or the larger exterior style) if you choose to light your finished houses from the inside.
  • 1

    Carpenter’s pencil

Let's Get Started

To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.

STEP 1

Step 1

Begin by sketching out a design to be engraved using the attachments for your rotary tool.

STEP 2

Step 2

Carve out the design, taking care to use the attachment best suited to the type of line or texture you want to achieve. Tip: You may want to have a scrap piece of painted pine board handy as a test piece to hone your skills prior to working on the actual bird house.

STEP 3

Step 3

Use the drill/router attachment for your Dremel tool to make a hole in the back of the houses if you choose to add interior lighting to your Tiny Town.

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