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Apple Barrel Haunted Birdhouses

Turn a basic birdhouse into a spooky haunted house for your backyard birds. Great Halloween decor piece for inside and outside!

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At a Glance:

Project #16226 Skill Level: Intermediate
supplies

Plaid Supplies

Apple Barrel ® Colors Acrylic Paint 18 Color Set - PROMOABI

Number Needed: 1 $18.99
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Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Birdhouses - Large - 97874

Number Needed: 1 $7.39
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Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Birdhouse, 2 Story - 12741

Number Needed: 1 $6.99
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Plaid ® Brush Sets - Basic Brush Set, White Nylon - 44220

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Magenta, 2 oz. - 20591

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Tapestry Wine, 2 oz. - 20592

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Pumpkin Orange, 2 oz. - 20588

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Sweet Potato, 2 oz. - 21381

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, 2 oz. - 20504

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - White, 2 oz. - 20503

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Yellow, 2 oz. - 20513

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Other Supplies

  • Craft foam
  • Craft knife
  • Hot glue
  • Faux tree branch decor

instructions

 

  1. Use a craft to cut shapes out of craft foam for windows and chimneys. Assemble the chimney using hot glue.
  2. Apply the foam accessories to the houses using hot glue.
  3. Using a flat brush, basecoat one birdhouse with Pumpkin orange and one with Bright Magenta. Let dry.
  4. Using a ½” flat brush, paint evenly spaced horizontal stripes using Sweet Potato on the orange birdhouse and Tapestry Wine on the Magenta birdhouse. Let dry.
  5. Paint the windows with Bright Yellow and use a ½” brush to paint the window panes.
  6. Mix Black and White to paint the roofs of the birdhouses in different shades of gray.
  7. Use a liner brush to paint spiderwebs with White.
  8. Use hot glue to apply faux trees to the houses.

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Related FAQs

Yes, Apple Barrels paints can be mixed to create a new color value or hue. 
Yes, Apple Barrel Paints are perfect for school projects – they are the best paint on the market to paint on Styrofoam! Apple Barrel Paints are also perfect for “mom and me” projects or for the general basic crafter.
Yes, you can use Apple Barrel paint on plaster. However, because plaster is very porous and sometimes dusty, you will need to first seal the piece with a clear acrylic matte spray sealer.
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