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Mod Podge Paint Chip Birdhouse

By: Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
I have always loved to draw and paint but I didn't really throw myself into it until after I had my first son.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom and at the same time be able to decorate the new home we had just purchased. I taught myself how to use power tools and began to build furniture which I would paint and sometimes sell.  What was once a hobby became a new part-time career which I feel so blessed to be able to do.
Make this adorable birdhouse using paint chips you have saved through the years.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Canvas Panel, 6" x 6"
Item #12754
Wood canvas panels are perfect for a variety of project types including decoupage and painting. Wood panels offer a solid surface to paint on and are simple to hang and display.


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!


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Citrus Green, 2 oz.
Item #2552
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.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Patina, 2 oz.
Item #444
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.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Thunder Blue, 2 oz.
Item #609
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.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #901
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home decor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


Mod Podge ® Sparkle, 8 oz.
Item #CS11211
Add a touch of sparkle to your decoupage projects! Waterbase formula dries fast & clear, holds tight, protects and gives a smooth finish. Great for all-around crafts and kid's projects. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.


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.


Other Supplies
Bird chipboard shape
Shades of green
blue and yellow paint chips
3 large candle cups
Wooden birdhouse
1” hole punch
Small lace punch
Large lace punch
¼” hole punch
Craft knife
1” wooden block
Wood glue

Instructions

  1. Glue the three candle cups together using the wood glue. Glue the canvas panel to one end of the candle cups and the other end to the bottom of the birdhouse. Allow the glue to dry.
  2. Basecoat the roof and base of birdhouse with Patina. Paint the house with Citrus Green. Mix a small amount of Patina with Wicker White to make a lighter shade of Patina. Paint the bottom candle cup. Add a little more Wicker White and paint the next candle cup. Add a little more Wicker White and paint the last candle cup.
  3. Paint the base of the stand with Patina. Paint the perch Thunder Blue.
  4. Punch different shades of greens and blues from the paint chips with the 1” hole punch. Start gluing them onto the roof with the darker shades at the bottom of roof to lighter at the peek. Overlap as you go up the roof.
  5. On the bird, cut out 1” circles in different shades of yellow. Start gluing the circles to the chipboard bird starting at the bottom in the darker shade of yellow to the top of bird using the lighter shade of yellow. Once they have dried, cut off the circles that are hanging over the sides of the bird. Punch out a dark blue ¼” circle and glue for an eye.
  6. Punch the large lace out of blue paint chip strip and decoupage to the bottom of the birdhouse. Punch the smaller lace from the green paint chip strip and glue to front of the roof.
  7. Punch the large lace from the blue again. Miter the corners so that they meet. Frame in the bottom of the candle cups. Decoupage and then paint the inside with Citrus Green.
  8. Add Sparkle Mod Podge to the roof, the bird and the base of stand.
  9. Glue the block to the bottom right hand of birdhouse and then glue the bird to the block so the bird pops off the birdhouse.
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