Birdhouse Tea Light Holder-DIY Mini Milk Carton


Spring is already in full bloom where I am and in fact, it is already getting hot over here.  I know some of you are still experiencing snow and hoping that it’ll be over soon.   Maybe crafting is the best way to deal with snow days.  So here is a little cute project that I hope will cheer you all up.

I don’t have the mini milk carton die from Stampin Up.  I saw this tutorial by Sam of PootlesPapercraft and I was just so thrilled since I didn’t have to purchase the die to make these boxes. She made hers as a treat holder but I wanted mine to look like a bird house and make it as a home decor.  So I added the roof, and the tea light.  Thank you Sam for this inspiration and for giving us the measurements.  I tried to make this video as short as possible so some of the boring scenes have been fast-forwarded for your benefit.

Mini Milk Carton:

Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock – 8 1/4 x 5 1/2″

Score on the 8 ¼  side at 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 5 5/8, 7 1/2″

Score on the 5 1/2 side at 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 5″


Chocolate Chip Cardstock – 1 7/8 by 5 (embossed using the textured arrow embossing folder)


Trimmer and Scoring Board

Bird Builder Punch

Paper Snips

TIEF Arrow embossing folder

Sticky Strip

Circle Punch

Scallop Trim Punch

Polka Dot Parade Stamp Set