I wanted to make a present for a friend to celebrate her beautiful new home. After visiting her place I had an idea. She has a collection of beautiful bird houses and I decided to make her an addition to the group. I used a wood base and covered it with textured polymer clay sheets and cane slices. It was tedious at first, but lots of fun. If my friend prefers, she can put it in her beautiful garden and maybe some sweet little birds will make it their home.I might even make one for my little ninjas (what I call the hummingbirds at my house). You could make one too. Just keep in mind that if you intend it for outdoors, you need to put a coat or two of varnish on the outside to protect it from the weather. The colors may fade over time, but that should be minimal.