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Bird Houses To Paint And Decorate

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Even bird houses need a few trendy touch-ups! Have fun painting and decorating these unpainted wooden bird houses. Try different textures and techniques by combining gold leaf, wood, geometric patterns, dots, and much more!

Instructions:

1. Dilute a bit of brown acrylic paint with water and paint the entire surface of the bird houses so that the colour is absorbed and brings out the natural wood grain, like a stain. To obtain the desired colour, apply more than one coat of paint or rub the excess with a cloth. 

2. Use a paintbrush to apply a thin coat of glue to certain surfaces of the bird houses.

3. Wait 10 to 15 minutes until the glue is transparent and slightly tacky.

4. Carefully apply the imitation gold leaf sheets to the glued surfaces. Using a round hog bristle paintbrush, rub the sheets to make sure they adhere to the glued surface. Sweep up the excess bits of imitation gold leaf sheets. 

5. Paint the others surfaces of the bird houses with acrylic paint in your choice of spring colours. Design geometric patterns with masking tape or more organic patterns by diluting paint with water to create watercolour effects.

6. Put the finishing touch on your project by applying a coat of exterior satin varnish to every surface of the bird houses. Now you can hang your weatherproof bird houses in your favourite tree! 

Tip
Avoid handling the imitation gold leaf sheets with your hands. They are so delicate that they will stick to your fingers. Use a large paintbrush instead. 

You will need:

  • Unpainted wooden bird houses
  • Acrylic paint (choice of spring colours)
  • Acrylic paint (brown)
  • Mixtion gold leaf adhesive (PDB544)
  • DeSerres imitation gold leaf sheets (DGL-23)
  • 8-oz. Ceramcoat varnish, exterior satin finish (D070038) 
  • Synthetic bristle flat shader paintbrush (RZ73S-12) 
  • Large round hog bristle paintbrush 
  • Pencil
  • Low-tack masking tape (GS026)

Used in This Project

Bird Houses To Paint And Decorate

Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

FLG9000

Available in 16 Sizes

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Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

FL119016

  • 6H
$2.19

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Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

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Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

FL119000

  • HB
$2.19

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DeSerres acrylics - Student grade

CRE

Available in 77 Colours and 5 Sizes

Choose Your Colour

Select the colour you need to display the selection of shades.

Low Tack Green Masking Tape – 1 inch

Green

GS026

  • 1 INCH
$4.99

2 business days

Bird Houses To Paint And Decorate

Flat synthetic DeSerres paintbrush

CPAQUA

Choose Your Size
Bird Houses To Paint And Decorate

Flat synthetic DeSerres paintbrush

C1727F-100

  • WIDTH: 1 IN.
$11.99

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Flat synthetic DeSerres paintbrush

C1727F-025

  • WIDTH: 1/4 IN.
$6.29

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Flat synthetic DeSerres paintbrush

C1727F-150

  • WIDTH: 1.5 IN.
$16.99

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Flat synthetic DeSerres paintbrush

C1727F-050

  • WIDTH: 1/2 IN.
$7.49

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Flat synthetic DeSerres paintbrush

C1727F-075

  • WIDTH: 3/4 IN.
$9.49

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Pine Bird House – Hexagon

CXLYB06072

Special Price $8.97

Regular Price: $12.99

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Bird Houses To Paint And Decorate

Deserres imitation gold leaf sheets

DGL

Available in 3 Colours

Choose Your Colour

Deserres imitation gold leaf sheets

Copper

DGL-23

  • 5.5 X 5.5 IN.
  • NUMBER OF SHEETS: 25
  • QUALITY: IMITATION
$16.99

2 business days

Deserres imitation gold leaf sheets

Gold

DGL-7

  • 5.5 X 5.5 IN.
  • NUMBER OF SHEETS: 25
  • QUALITY: IMITATION
$16.99

2 business days

Deserres imitation gold leaf sheets

Silver

DGL-8

  • 5.5 X 5.5 IN.
  • NUMBER OF SHEETS: 25
  • QUALITY: IMITATION
$16.99

2 business days

Bird Houses To Paint And Decorate

Mixtion gold leaf adhesive

PDB544

  • 75 ML
$8.49

2 business days

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