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Three ideas to decorate birdhouses

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Already one of the most popular educational activities for families, bird watching is even more fun when combined with a creative project like decorating a birdhouse. This will also improve your chances of attracting birds since you’ll be addressing their basic need for shelter. Whether you choose a tiny wooden birdhouse or a three-window condominium, birds like their homes to be well decorated!

Instructions:

Decorating a birdhouse in mint green and gold

Étape 1 : Start by painting the body of the house with acrylic paint and allow to dry. You can apply a second coat for a more uniform effect.

Étape 2 : Decorate the painted portion of the birdhouse by randomly placing stickers on it.

Étape 3 : Next, decorate the roof by cutting pieces of Japanese paper (follow the lines of the roof). Feel free to create a template beforehand using a blank sheet of paper; you can then use it to cut the Japanese paper.

Étape 4 : Apply a layer of outdoor Mod Podge glue on the desired area and immediately lay the Japanese paper over it. Set in place by applying another layer of glue and allow to dry.

 

For a very colourful birdhouse

Étape 1 : Paint the entire birdhouse (except the roof) with acrylic paint and allow to dry. Choose vivid colours that go well together. You can apply a second coat for a more uniform effect.

Étape 2 : Decorate the painted portion of the birdhouse by randomly placing stickers on it. Feel free to put some on the angles of the birdhouse to bring it to life.

Étape 3 : Apply strips of washi tape (parallel to each other) on the roof.

 

And finally, for a candy effect

Étape 1 : Paint the entire birdhouse with different shades of pink acrylic paint and allow to dry.

Étape 2 : Cut pieces of Japanese paper according to the lines of the wooden birdhouse’s awning. Feel free to create a template beforehand using a blank sheet of paper; you can then use it to cut the Japanese paper.

Étape 3 : Apply a layer of outdoor Mod Podge glue in the desired area and immediately lay the Japanese paper over it. Set in place by applying another layer of glue and allow to dry.

Étape 4 : Add volume to your birdhouse by applying fabric flowers using a hot glue gun.

You will need:

  • Wooden birdhouse with two entrances
  • Pentagon-shaped birdhouse
  • House-shaped birdhouse
  • Set of paintbrushes
  • Outdoor Mod Podge
  • Washi tape
  • Acrylic paint
  • Japanese paper
  • Stickers—gold polka dots
  • Stickers—flowers and ornaments
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Fabric flowers

Apply a coat of satin varnish to the outside of your birdhouses to protect them from the elements when you hang them outside.

Used in This Project

Three ideas to decorate birdhouses

Decorative Washi Tape - Orange Stripes

MT01D246Z

  • 15 MM X 10 M
  • NUMBER OF ROLLS: 1
$4.29

2 business days

Three ideas to decorate birdhouses

Glue sticks

FPC8

  • 10 IN
$7.99

2 business days

Three ideas to decorate birdhouses

Outdoor Mod Podge

CS11220

  • 8 OZ
$12.99

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Three ideas to decorate birdhouses

Decorative Washi Tape—Fluorescent Pink

MT01P209Z

  • 15 MM X 10 M
$4.29

2 business days

Three ideas to decorate birdhouses

Set of 5 Japanese Papers 8.5 x 11 – Pink

JPOT13101

  • 8.5 X 11 IN
$14.99

2 business days

Americana Acrylic

Seabreeze

AME256

  • 60 ML
  • FINISH: MATTE
  • OPACITY: OPAQUE
$1.99

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Three ideas to decorate birdhouses

Americana Acrylic

AMEACRYL

Available in 216 Colours

Choose Your Colour

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

Three ideas to decorate birdhouses

Advanced Maped Scissors, 17 cm

MPD496110

  • 18 CM
$2.69

2 business days

Three ideas to decorate birdhouses

Set of 12 DeSerres Paintbrushes

DP12G

$36.99

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Three ideas to decorate birdhouses

Pine Bird House with Porch

CXLYHK11565

  • 18 X 19.5 X 11.5 CM
  • WOOD: PINE
$14.99

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Three ideas to decorate birdhouses

Set of 7 Japanese Papers 5 x 7 – Wedding

JPOT13105

  • 5 X 7 IN
$8.99

2 business days

Three ideas to decorate birdhouses

Pine Bird House – Pentagon

CLYB06656

  • 18DIA. X 20H CM
  • MATERIAL: PINE
$12.99

2 business days

Americana Acrylic

Royal Fuschia

AME151

  • 60 ML
  • FINISH: MATTE
  • OPACITY: SEMI-OPAQUE
$1.99

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Three ideas to decorate birdhouses

Decorative Washi Tape - Blue/Green/Silver Designs

MT01D115Z

  • 15 MM X 10 M
  • NUMBER OF ROLLS: 1
$4.29

2 business days

Three ideas to decorate birdhouses

Glue gun

FPC270

$24.99

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Foil Stickers (54)—Gold Circles

ACR732786

  • 54 PCS
$3.99

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Three ideas to decorate birdhouses

Decorative Washi Tape—Maru Pink

MT01D297Z

  • 15 MM X 10 M
$4.29

2 business days

Three ideas to decorate birdhouses

Set of 5 Japanese Papers 8.5 x 11 – Aqua

JPOT13099

  • 8.5 X 11 IN
$14.99

2 business days

Americana Acrylic

Bubblegum Pink

AME250

  • 60 ML
  • FINISH: MATTE
  • OPACITY: OPAQUE
$1.99

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