Painted Birdhouse Spring Craft

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Spring brings to my mind flowers and birds, so I wanted to share with you my painted birdhouse spring craft that I think you will love. I think it’s super cute!

The yellow finches have just recently returned to our bird feeders. The vivid yellow of the males makes it such a joy to watch them feasting on the birdseed.

When I decided I wanted to paint a wood birdhouse for my spring craft, I knew I wanted to add a bird. I remembered seeing the feathered ones at Michael’s and was so excited to find they had yellow finches!

PAINTED BIRDHOUSE SPRING CRAFT

painted birdhouse spring craft using bright colors

I’ve joined in with a group of creative bloggers this month for a Spring Craft Challenge. At the end of my post, you’ll find links to click on to see 6 more spring crafts from my blogging friends. Be sure to visit each link so you don’t miss out!

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • unfinished wood birdhouse
  • craft paints
  • artist paint brushes
  • dotting tool
  • gingham ribbon
  • scrapbook paper
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • circle cutter ~ optional
  • fake flower scraps
  • finch bird
  • Mod Podge
  • hot glue

HOW TO PAINT A WOODEN BIRDHOUSE

I chose multiple colors of paint that I thought would coordinate with each other, and that would look complimentary with the decorative embellishments I planned to use.

Use an artist brush to paint all the areas that will be seen. 2 coats will be needed on most everything, but some colors will need 3 coats, such as, white and yellows.

Leave the roof unpainted as you will be covering it with scrapbook paper later in the project.

I used mostly multi-purpose craft paints which are thicker and give better coverage.

base coats for the painted birdhouse spring craft

HOW TO DECORATE AN INDOOR BIRDHOUSE

I wanted to add embellishments to decorate my painted birdhouse. The spring decorations would add dimension and additional interest compared to just plain paint everywhere. Bring on the embellishment decor!

ADD ROOF SHINGLES:

The roof is made with scrapbook circles.

This step will go much faster if you have a scrapbook circle punch. I don’t own one and they were pricey for me, even with a coupon. Yep, I’m very frugal. (I really mean cheap!)

scrapbook paper and circles for shingles on the birdhouse roof

I chose to make the circle shingles by hand. I traced a button on scrapbook paper to make lots of circles and then cut out each one.

Use Mod Podge to glue on the shingles to the roof. Cut the top ones on the roof peak with straight edges.

closeup of the scrapbook shingles on the painted birdhouse

ADD GINGHAM RIBBON:

Cut a long strip of ribbon and cut both ribbon ends on an angle.

Start at the base of the cord on one side and begin glueing the ribbon as you wrap. You’ll be weaving in and out of the cord circle. Apply a dot of glue for each wrap around.

hanging cord wrapped in ribbon on the painted birdhouse spring craft

ATTACH THE BIRD AND FLOWERS:

Snip the wire from the bird and hot glue it on top of the chimney.

Hot glue your flower pieces inside the fence box.

ADD DOTS AND PAINTED FLOWERS:

Use a dotting tool to paint dots around the heart opening.

Use a tiny artist brush and dotter to paint a variety of flowers and greenery behind the fence.

painted flowers on the wood birdhouse

I hope you enjoy painting your own wooden birdhouse for a spring craft, and hopefully you got some good ideas for how you can decorate it with all the extras added!

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YOU MAY ALSO LIKE TO SEE THESE CRAFT IDEAS:

DIY PAINTED TOAD HOUSES FOR THE GARDEN AND PAINTED PICTURE FRAME CRAFT IDEA

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ladybug painted craft frame idea

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Joanne | Slices of Life
Julie | Sum of Their Stories

Beverly @ Across the Blvd ~~~ DIY Spring Tea Towels Made with Cricut

Gail @ Purple Hues and Me ~~~ Plaster Cloth Egg Vase DIY

T’onna @ Sew Crafty Crochet ~~~ Lacy Mesh Spring Crochet Scarf

Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers ~~~ Painted Birdhouse Spring Craft

Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures ~~~ Home Sweet Home State

Joanne @ Slices of Life ~~~ A New Spring Wreath

Julie @ Sum of Their Stories ~~~ How to Make Spring Yarn Birds

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30 thoughts on “Painted Birdhouse Spring Craft”

  1. How pretty! I love all the details you added to the birdhouse, especially those roof tiles! pinning for later -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  2. That is adorable! We just started seeing finches at our feeder the last couple of days. They look so small compared to the other birds that have been visiting all winter and I just love their happy bright yellow color.

  3. Allyson,
    I LOVE this and thank you for sharing this sweet project because I have about 6 wooden birdhouses that are just waiting to be finished and now I have some great ideas on how to do so!!!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

  4. Your birdhouse is lovely and the yellow finch really brings it to life!
    Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy.
    Congrats for being one of our Featured Guess this week!

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