Hey y’all, hey! Let’s make a birdhouse all fancy with some paint, stencils and even a napkin! Check out the video below or follow along here on the blog. I’m so glad you’re here!
Lizzy and Erin Designs: Water Girl Continuous Spray Bottle
Walmart: Waverly Antique Wax
Hobby Lobby: Birdhouse (this was $2.99 a couple of years ago)
Dollar Tree: Candle stick, emery board
Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint: Hey Sailor (blue), White Swan and Marquis Red
Tuesday Morning: Napkin
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Let’s get craftin!
I painted the roof blue and the front and sides red, but then decided to make the sides white. It’s just paint, girl. We can always change our mind with paint, right?
Then I separated a napkin and used Mod Podge to glue a single ply to the sides.
I used an emery board to sand off the napkin. This makes it easier to get into the tiny places.
My Xacto knife was just right to cut the bottom edge of the napkin off.
Then I used my sanding sponge to make the finish more rustic.
I stenciled the stars on using Debi’s Design Diary White Swan chalk paint.
A bit more sanding….
And then I painted the bottom because I’ll be putting the birdhouse on a “pedestal”.
I used Waverly Antique Wax to stain the birdhouse. I just put it on lightly, spritzed it with water (I used my Water Girl Continuous Spray Bottle to get just the right amount), then I wiped the stain off with a paper towel.
This candlestick is now a pedestal, y’all! I distressed it a bit using the Waverly Antique Wax stain.
I used E6000 glue followed by hot glue to adhere my birdhouse to its pedestal.
Add a little raffia and she’s all finished and ready for summer!
I made the other one a while back, and gave it a little repair. They will be so cute together!
Let me know in the comments what you are crafting this week! And thank you so much for stopping by!
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