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Sand castle flag

Posted by joeabbott on September 15, 2008

Originally uploaded by JoeAbbott

This is the little flag that sits atop our sand castle birdhouse! Suzy made it!

After finishing the first birdhouse rather quickly, Suzy asked me to build a second one. Actually, she has a book of them and pointed to “the next one”. I’m not sure how many I’ll have to make but they’re fun and a nice little in-between project when I’m dragging my feet before the next one.

Anyhow, the one she wanted this time was shaped like a French Legion castle, with tapered sides, a crenelated top, and a flag above it all. They called it a “sand castle” birdhouse and so Suzy painted it with a light brown textured paint to simulate a sand look. It turned out great!

Here’s the finished house:

 

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