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Holiday Mantel Bird

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Chirp Chrip! This little cutie will look awesome perched on mantel or end table.
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Skill Level: Beginner
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Supplies

Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
Item #16288
Take the sting and mess out of working with hot glue guns. Our one-of-a-kind set of must-have tools will banish your hot glue woes! Set includes a mat, finger caps, tweezers, a paddle and a press wand. Created by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza.

$19.99

Mod Podge ® Hard Coat, 8 oz.
Item #CS11245
The Mod Podge ® formula for projects that need that added durable finish. Dries hard and clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$7.99

Other Supplies
Mod Podge Holiday Papers or other holiday themed scrapbook papers
Acrylic shape - heart
Wood bird
Pencil
Scissors
Foam paintbrush
Hot glue
Silk flowers
Rhinestones
Trim

Instructions

1. Trim holiday papers to fit on the surface of the wood bird.  Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the back of the papers and position on the bird. Smooth any air bubbles with your fingers.  Wait 15 min. and top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge.

2. Trace the heart shape onto holiday themed papers. Cut out the shape.  Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the back of the paper and position on the back of the heart shape.  Smooth any air bubbles with your fingers.  Wait 15 min. and top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge.  Allow to dry.

3. Hot glue trim to the tail.  Attach the heart to form a wing with hot glue.  Add silk flowers, rhinestones and embellishments in your desired pattern.

PROJECT TIP: Paper not your thing?  You can use paints, crackle finish and stains to alter wood shapes and birds.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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