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Birdhouse Vase

Bring your birdhouse inside and add a little whimsy to it with this project.

At a Glance:

#4245 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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supplies

FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $20.79
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Calypso Sky, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Lemon Custard, 2...

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Lime Green, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Mediums - Crackle Medium, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.09
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FolkArt ® Mediums - Blending Gel, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.09
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Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Birdhouses - Large

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $5.99
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instructions

Other Supplies

Hand Saw, Old Bottle for Vase, Foam Paintbrushes, Hot Glue, Embellishments: tiny birds; moss; paper flowers; pearl sprays

Instructions

  1. Using the size of your bottle as a guide, cut a hole in the top of the bird house. The bottle should be able to slip into the hole and rest on the floor of the house.
  2. Paint the house with Calypso Sky. Paint the base Lime Green. Paint the roof Lemon Custard. Paint the topper house Baby Pink. Paint details like stripes or polka-dots onto each house.
  3. Paint a layer of Crackle Medium over each house and roof. Allow the Crackle Medium to dry thoroughly. This is very important.
  4. Blend 1-part Blending Gel with 1-part Whicker White. Working quickly, paint the mixture over the entire house and roof. This will create a crackled wash. Repeat for each house.
  5. Embellish the house further by hot gluing moss, tiny birds, paper flowers and pearl sprays to the houses, roofs and openings. Place the vase in the hole. Fill vase with water and place a fresh flower in the vase.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.