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Bird House Photo Stands for Mother's Day

By: Kirsten Jones

Leave a special note for mom with these hand-painted bird house stands for Mother's Day! Let your mom know how special she is by creating these fun bird houses, painted in her favorite colors for her to display on her office desk.

At a Glance:

Project #15969 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 901

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Calico Red, 2 oz. - 932

Number Needed: 1 $1.59 $1.10
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Daffodil Yellow, 2 oz. - 2550

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - True Blue, 2 oz. - 401

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Light Blue, 2 oz. - 402

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Kelly Green, 2 oz. - 407

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
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Other Supplies

  • 3 small wood birdhouses
  • Medium gage gold wire
  • Drill with small size drill bit to match wire size
  • Wire cutters/pliers

instructions

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Basecoat all birdhouse in colors shown and let dry.  Apply second coat where needed.   Let dry.
  2. Distressed areas shown in photo- Using Wicker White, dry brush edges of painted areas as shown to create white edges.  Let dry.
  3. Dots- Using the smallest liner brush, paint small dots as shown and let dry.
  4. Flowers- Following photo as a guide and the following tips, repeat floral pattern as shown.  For red flowers, paint red circle and while paint is wet add a white swirl with small brush.  Blue flowers, start with areas of blue dots and repeat with white while paint is still wet. 
  5. Add small leaves and add a small stroke of white when green paint is still wet.
  6. Plaid – apply tape in vertical stripes covering entire roof of birdhouse.  Remove every other piece of vertical tape, creating stripes.    Repeat this technique going horizontal with tape.  This will look like a checkerboard with tape.  
  7. Paint all areas not covered in tape with light blue.  Remove tape.
  8. Mix equal parts water and light blue and connect solid squares as shown with lighter watercolor light blue as shown.  Let dry.
  9. Drill small holes into top of birdhouses as shown.
  10. Insert wire and create twist as shown to hold photos.

resources

Related Resources

FolkArt FAQs

FolkArt FAQs

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FolkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint Color Chart

FolkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint Color Chart

Download the latest color chart for FolkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint.

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FolkArt Neon Matte Acrylic Craft Paint Color Chart

FolkArt Neon Matte Acrylic Craft Paint Color Chart

See the complete assortment of FolkArt Neon Matte Acrylic Craft Paint by downloading the color chart

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FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paint Color Chart

FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paint Color Chart

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