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
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!
- unfinished wood birdhouse
- craft paints
- artist paint brushes
- dotting tool
- gingham ribbon
- scrapbook paper
- 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.
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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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