Mini BirdhouseApril 13, 2010 6:08 am Crafts, Green Crafting, Home Decor, Mod Podge, Techniques and Mediums
By General Crafts Contributor Amy, from the Blog “Mod Podge Rocks!”
Do you love birdhouses? I do. I love anything to do with birds, including the homes in which they live. I thought it might be fun to decorate a little birdhouse, and it turns out it is very fun! A set of these would look great on a mantle, or make perfect little party favors. To start, gather these supplies:
Making Memories Scrapbook Paper, 3 sheets of various
Paint the center piece of your birdhouse with Wicker White. Let dry.
Paint the base and perch of your birdhouse with Fresh Foliage, and the top with Glazed Carrots. Don’t worry about overlapping a little onto the white, because you are going to cover it up. Allow to dry.
At this time, use your punch to create some scalloped circles out of the paper. Punch out several so you have many to choose from.
Begin covering the center part of the birdhouse by gluing down the scalloped circles with the Mod Podge Overlap them as you work around the birdhouse. When you get to the edges, cut some of the circles with your X-Acto and place the straight line portion flush with the edge Completely cover the birdhouse center with circles. Allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
At this time, coat the entire birdhouse with Mod Podge. Apply at least two coats, allowing to dry in between coats. Allow to dry after finishing.
You are so close to being done! Cut out the pieces that overlapped the center hole with your X-Acto. It’s not too hard.