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Birdhouse Vase

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.
Bring your birdhouse inside and add a little whimsy to it with this project.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #1610
Rich and creamy premium quality acrylic paint formula formulated for use outdoors. UV and weather resistant, FolkArt Outdoor is self-sealing and dries to a satin sheen. Paint on a variety of surfaces, including: unpainted or painted metal, tin, terra cotta, wood, stone and concrete. Use for traditional stroke work, stenciling or sponging, colors blend like regular FolkArt acrylic paints. Cures in 48 hours.

$2.59

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.

$20.79

FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Calypso Sky, 2 oz.
Item #1632
Rich and creamy premium quality acrylic paint formula formulated for use outdoors. UV and weather resistant, FolkArt Outdoor is self-sealing and dries to a satin sheen. Paint on a variety of surfaces, including: unpainted or painted metal, tin, terra cotta, wood, stone and concrete. Use for traditional stroke work, stenciling or sponging, colors blend like regular FolkArt acrylic paints. Cures in 48 hours.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Lemon Custard, 2 oz.
Item #1661
Rich and creamy premium quality acrylic paint formula formulated for use outdoors. UV and weather resistant, FolkArt Outdoor is self-sealing and dries to a satin sheen. Paint on a variety of surfaces, including: unpainted or painted metal, tin, terra cotta, wood, stone and concrete. Use for traditional stroke work, stenciling or sponging, colors blend like regular FolkArt acrylic paints. Cures in 48 hours.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Lime Green, 2 oz.
Item #2592
Rich and creamy premium quality acrylic paint formulated for use outdoors. UV and weather resistant, FolkArt Outdoor is self-sealing and dries to a satin sheen. Paint on a variety of surfaces, including: unpainted or painted metal, tin, terra cotta, wood, stone and concrete. Use for traditional stroke work, stenciling or sponging, colors blend like regular FolkArt acrylic paints. Cures in 48 hours.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Mediums - Crackle Medium, 2 oz.
Item #694
Gives a weathered, time-worn finish to projects.

$2.09

FolkArt ® Mediums - Blending Gel, 2 oz.
Item #867
Allows paint to stay wet longer while maintaining paint thickness, giving the decorative painter more time to blend, shade and highlight. Use on sealed or unsealed surfaces.

$2.09

Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Birdhouses - Large
Item #97874
Plaid Wood Surfaces are ready to paint, stain, decoupage, woodburn or embellish. Create unique items for yourself or to give as gifts.

$5.99

Other Supplies
Hand Saw
Old Bottle for Vase
Foam Paintbrushes
Hot Glue
Embellishments: tiny birds; moss; paper flowers; pearl sprays

Instructions

  1. Using the size of your bottle as a guide, cut a hole in the top of the bird house. The bottle should be able to slip into the hole and rest on the floor of the house.
  2. Paint the house with Calypso Sky. Paint the base Lime Green. Paint the roof Lemon Custard. Paint the topper house Baby Pink. Paint details like stripes or polka-dots onto each house.
  3. Paint a layer of Crackle Medium over each house and roof. Allow the Crackle Medium to dry thoroughly. This is very important.
  4. Blend 1-part Blending Gel with 1-part Whicker White. Working quickly, paint the mixture over the entire house and roof. This will create a crackled wash. Repeat for each house.
  5. Embellish the house further by hot gluing moss, tiny birds, paper flowers and pearl sprays to the houses, roofs and openings. Place the vase in the hole. Fill vase with water and place a fresh flower in the vase.
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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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