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Butterfly Pedestal Birdhouse

By: Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
I have always found comfort and happiness when I was busy designing and creating. I have many interests and talents and often I am torn when deciding which art medium to work creatively in. Decorative painting is my first love; however, I also enjoy stenciling, jewelry making, sewing, crochet, needlework of all kinds, cooking, card making, faux finishes, decorating and gardening. Working in the craft and hobby industry for many years, I have enjoyed the pleasures of traveling, teaching, and sharing with others basic crafting how-tos! Currently, I am employed as the Marketing Education Director at Plaid. My career journey to this day, is still allowing me the gift of sharing with others the joys of crafting and finding their creative spirits! I hope that our creative paths may cross one day. Until then... happy creating!
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Supplies

Mod Podge ® 7 Piece Tool Kit
Item #12900
All of the tools you need to Podge it up, in one cool little case! Two pairs of scissors, a squeegee, ruler, emery board and a brush are all zipped up in a cute Podge orange or pink pouch. Your supplies are ready to travel with you!

$15.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Gilded Oak, 2 oz.
Item #2495
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Jamaican Sea, 2 oz.
Item #320
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Forest Moss, 2 oz.
Item #527
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic - Glitter Silver, 2 oz.
Item #CS11291
Create faux mosaic, quilt and other textures with added dimension. Dries to a glittery silver finish, letting you add extra pizzazz to your projects. Works with Mod Podge, acrylic paint, dyes, pigments and more. Stay put formula won’t sag or run. Perfect for jewelry, paper crafting and accenting home décor items.

$7.29

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries 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.

$7.29

Other Supplies
Mod Podge ® Podgeable Paper Flip Books - Nature
Wood birdhouse
Wood candlestick
White craft glue or hot glue
Brush basin or container for water
Foam plates
Paper towels
Old toothbrush
White Candle or paraffin wax

Instructions

Preparation Instructions
  1. Neatly basecoat the body of birdhouse Gilded Oak. Allow to dry and reapply base color.

  2. Basecoat roof Forest Moss and trim Jamaican Sea. Allow to dry and reapply base color.

  3. Basecoat wood candlestick with all three colors as desired, Gilded Oak, Jamaican Sea and Forest Moss.

  4. Moisten an old toothbrush with water and thin small puddle of Jamaican Sea.Running fingers across the toothbrush bristles, “flyspeck” the Gilded Oak body of the birdhouse and candlestick.

  5. Rub candle wax along the edges of the birdhouse roof. Wipe away excess wax and paint over roof with Jamaican Sea. Allow to dry.

  6. Sand roof using fine grit sandpaper to remove some of the Jamaican Sea to reveal Forest Moss creating a distressed lookUsing scissors cut out all desired paper shapes.

Crafting Instructions
  1. Using ¾” flat brush, apply Mod Podge to backside of each paper piece. Flip “podged” paper over and apply to dry basecoated surface. Press in place. Using Mod Podge squeegee holding at a 45° angle, pull squeegee toward you over wet papers using light pressure. This will release any caught air bubbles as well as squeeze out any excess Mod Podge. Allow to dry.

  2. Continue applying papers were desired over project surface until desired effect is achieved. Allow to dry.

  3. Apply one to two additional coats of Mod Podge over the entire surface allowing each to thoroughly dry before applying the next.

  4. Using writer tip of Silver Glitter Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, apply a liberal coat over a few scattered butterflies. Allow drying.

  5. Attach the wood candlestick to the base of the wood birdhouse using either white craft glue or hot glue.

Craft Tip
Cut additional paper patterns from paper before you begin adhering them, as your design sense may change throughout the creation of your project. It is nice to have additional designs cut and “ready to go” as your create.
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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