Hey girl, hey! Let’s turn some trash into some decorative treasure! This wine box is perfect for this craft, and it was so much fun seeing it come together. Check out the two-part videos below, or just follow along here!
One tired, old wine box!
Milton’s Daughter: Iron Orchid Designs “Hidden Hollow” mould
Walmart: Waverly Antique Wax, Apple Barrel Blue Kazoo (flower pots)
Amazon: craft sticks Click here to check out my crafting essentials (This is an Amazon affiliate link and I may receive a small compensation for items purchased from this link.)
Hobby Lobby: Air clay (on clearance)
Dollar Tree: Tumbling Tower Game blocks, furniture stain marker (for fairy door), skewers, little flower pots, plastic greenery
Stash: little bluebird, mini wreath
Y’all, we are starting with trash! That’s right, just an empty boujie wine box.
I cut 60 craft sticks and hot glued them 15 per side onto my box like shiplap, but they don’t overlap. The shingles will, but that comes later.
Next, I used my Xacto knife to trim some bits of the craft sticks from the sides.
Note: The top of the box is pretty funky, so I ended up sealing that end and using the bottom for the top of my birdhouse. (See next series of images).
I had cut a template for the top, but didn’t really need it. My friends on my live suggested I just fold the top into a triangle and, well, you can see it in my face… it was genius!
We have a rattling noise inside the box!
It’s just a piece of cardboard, y’all.
I hot glued lots of areas all over the birdhouse that just looked like they wanted some extra security.
Then I put “shingles” on! These are the ends of the craft sticks I cut off earlier! You’ll need to start at the bottom and work upwards toward the point at the top so they will layer correctly.
You can see in the finished picture how I trimmed out the outer corners. Just craft sticks split lengthwise and glued on.
I used Iron Orchid Designs moulds from Milton’s Daughter and Sargent Art Sculpt It! from Hobby Lobby to make the little door for my birdhouse. (The clay was on clearance!)
Speaking of IOD and Milton’s Daughter, y’all check this out! These moulds are called Toadstool, and they are absolutely amazing! I made some with the clay, then painted them just to see what they would look like, and I definitely want to do a craft with them in the future!
But back to the birdhouse, y’all!
I painted the house with White Swan, then dry brushed Waverly Antique Wax. It got a bit heavy in places, so I just went back in with dry brushing White Swan, and it’s all good!
I used the same brush and painted the shingles with the Waverly.
I made little windows with craft sticks and skewers. The one on the right shows the back and how they are constructed. No one is going to see the backs, but you can! Just keep our secret, ok?
I made a step with two of the Tumbling Tower Game blocks (they are like mini Jenga blocks) and painted it plus the two windows with the Waverly. (You’ll see later on that I decided to add another step…)
I hot glued the step and the door onto the birdhouse.
Next, I put some foil on the windows to make them look glassy.
TIP: Use fabric or ribbon to make them look like curtains are behind them.
I had a black doily and I hot glued it onto a tiny grapevine wreath to create the “hole” for the bird.
Y’all! This little bird is so stinkin’ CUTE!
I used the same paint brush that still had some white and the brown Waverly on it and I painted on some of the Apple Barrel Blue Kazoo. Those colors blended just right!
Then I added the greenery and moss.
Every bird needs her own flower box, right?
I just used a Tumbling Tower Game block, painted it, and put some moss and greenery on it!
I’ll admit it y’all, I’m having so much fun with this!
Here’s where I decided to add another step to the front. I painted four more blocks and glued two just under the original ones. I added the next two on the edge of the ones I just glued on, so they are now a step. (The last image demonstrates it best!)
I am so happy with how this turned out! Not kidding, I wasn’t sure how it was going to go, but look how cute it ended up! That door, bird and the little flower pots just pulled it all together.
Tips from our friends: Make a tin roof, make a haunted house, put a weathervane on top!
Comment below and let me know if you’ve turned some trash into treasure! I appreciate your comments!
Thanks so much for stopping by,