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Cottage Birdhouse

By: Kindra Boroff
Kindra Boroff
Kindra Boroff

I have a Bachelors degree in Marketing from Georgia State University and I have always had an interest in art & design. I have a three beautiful children and a wonderful husband whom encourages and sparks my creativity. I am thankful to be able to stay at home with my children and be able to work on my crafts. I am always amazed what I have learned from my children about being creative I love to turn anything old & new into something creative.

A delightful birdhouse, great for craft painters.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

Delta Soy Paint - White Onion, 2 oz.
Item #091010202
Great for everyday crafts & decorative painting projects, Delta Creative® Soy Paint provides wonderful color in a natural formula. Pure pigments combine with plant-based soy ester resin to provide a rich, self-sealing, long-lasting color.


Delta Soy Paint - Foliage, 2 oz.
Item #091090202
Great for everyday crafts & decorative painting projects, Delta Creative® Soy Paint provides wonderful color in a natural formula. Pure pigments combine with plant-based soy ester resin to provide a rich, self-sealing, long-lasting color.


Delta Soy Paint - Cocoa, 2 oz.
Item #091120202
Great for everyday crafts & decorative painting projects, Delta Creative® Soy Paint provides wonderful color in a natural formula. Pure pigments combine with plant-based soy ester resin to provide a rich, self-sealing, long-lasting color.


Delta Soy Paint - Turquoise, 2 oz.
Item #091150202
Great for everyday crafts & decorative painting projects, Delta Creative® Soy Paint provides wonderful color in a natural formula. Pure pigments combine with plant-based soy ester resin to provide a rich, self-sealing, long-lasting color.


Delta Soy Paint - Tangerine, 2 oz.
Item #091180202
Great for everyday crafts & decorative painting projects, Delta Creative® Soy Paint provides wonderful color in a natural formula. Pure pigments combine with plant-based soy ester resin to provide a rich, self-sealing, long-lasting color.


Simply ® Stencils - Dot Alphabet - Upper Case
Item #28826
Multiple designs on each stencil allow mix-and-match magic. Durable, reusable plastic stencils are easy to use and easy to clean.


Simply ® Stencils - Laser - Funky Lowercase ABC
Item #29868
Delicate, detailed designs are ideal for paper projects, memory ideas, small accessories and personalizing.


Plaid ® Craft Stencils - Value Packs - Foliage/Leaf
Item #30497
Stencil value packs and single stencils offer a variety of thematic designs at a great price. Delicate, detailed designs are ideal for paper projects, memory ideas, small accessories and personalizing.


Stencil Decor ® Brushes - Stencil Brush, 1/4"
Item #34028
A Stencil Decor ® tradition, high quality, white China bristle brushes feature solid wood handles and seamless aluminum ferrules for maximum paint hold and professional results every time.


Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc.
Item #50536
Assortment of brushes from small to large makes it easy to paint any art project!


Other Supplies
Wood birdhouse
Wood candlestick
Hot glue
Burlap
Buttons
Masking tape
Twine
Petroleum jelly
sandpaper.

Instructions

1. Basecoat the birdhouse and candlestick with Cocoa. Apply petroleum jelly to the edges and anywhere you want to distress.

2. Paint the roof, base, and candlestick with White Onion. Basecoat the body of the birdhouses with Tangerine as shown.

3. Paint the body of the birdhouses with Tangerine as shown.

4. Hot glue the birdhouse to the candlestick. Sand to create a distressed look.

5. Tape off a 2 ¼” band around the center of the larger birdhouse. Paint with Cocoa. When dry add polka dots using the end of a brush handle and White Onion

6. Stencil the words “Bird Motel” on the roof in Cocoa.  Stencil the leaves in Foliage as shown.

7. Stencil birds on the burlap using Turquoise mixed with White Onion. Stencil just a wing in Tangerine. Cut the birds out and the additional wing and hot glue to the birdhouse. Add a button to the wing.

8. Stencil the letters for “OPEN” on the burlap and cut into small flags. Hot glue the flags to the twine and then hot glue to the birdhouse as shown.

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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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