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Birdhouse Windchime

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.
A cute, colorful and oh-so creative way to use your birdhouses and garden tools.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Baby Pink, 2 oz.
Item #1611
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 - Engine Red, 2 oz.
Item #1614
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 ® Finishes - Outdoor Sealer - Gloss, 2 oz.
Item #895
Polyurethane based, gives maximum durability for outdoor projects. Brush on, dries clear.

$2.29

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

Mod Podge ® Outdoor, 8 oz.
Item #CS11220
This waterbase sealer, glue and finish lets you decoupage for the outdoors! Seals and protects wood, terra cotta, slate, tin and more. Dries fast & clear. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$7.29

Other Supplies
5 Eye Hooks
Foam Paintbrush
Detail Paintbrush
Paper Punches – Flower Shape
Scrapbook Paper
4 Garden Shovels
Fishing Line
Optional Embellishments: Recycled flowers; buttons; silk flowers

Instructions

  1. Screw 4 eye hooks into each corner on the base of the birdhouse and 1 eye hook into the top center of the roof.
  2. Paint the roof Engine Red, the base of the house Lime Green and body of the house Baby Pink.
  3. Using Lime Green paint and a detail brush, paint flower stems on the front of the house. Using Mod Podge Outdoor, apply paper-punched flowers to the tops of the stems.
  4. Trim the scrapbook paper to fit around the handles of the shovels. Coat the back of the paper with Mod Podge Outdoor, wrap the paper around the handles, smooth the paper with your fingers and topcoat with a layer of Mod Podge.
  5. Topcoat the entire birdhouse and shovels with FolkArt Outdoor Sealer.
  6. Attach the shovels to the eyehooks with fishing line. Add additional embellishments to the birdhouse.
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