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Birdhouses for Dad

The illusion of wood and license plates achieved by simply Mod Podging. Make the perfect man gift for your favorite guy with this time saving project.

At a Glance:

#4475 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
  • Mod Podge Finishes and Formulas Logo

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Real Brown, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Basil Green, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Metallics - Antique Copper, 2 oz.

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

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.29
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Other Supplies

Birdhouses, License plate and wood scrapbook paper, Scissors, Flat brush ¼”-1/2”, Wax paper, Old washer and screw, E 6000 adhesive, Squeegee, Sandpaper, Unfinished wood birdhouse 8 x 5 x 6, Foam plates, Paper towels, Brush basin, Camouflage and grass scrapbook paper, Small branch, Lichen, Glue


Faux Wood Birdhouse
1. Paint base of birdhouse Basil Green and edge of roof Antique Copper. Lightly sand base when dry.

2. Cut papers to fit areas of birdhouse.

3. Following bottle directions, Mod Podge papers to house. Place wax paper over paper and use squeegee to remove any excess glue.

4. Dry 20 minutes and then apply several coats of Mod Podge to seal paper.

5. Use opposite end of paintbrush dipped in Antique Copper to create dots around opening of house.

6. Glue washer and screw to house with E 6000 to create perch.

Camo Birdhouse
1. Remove post from birdhouse.

2. Paint base with Real Brown and lightly sand when dry.

3. Trim paper to fit birdhouse roof and body.

4. Referring to Mod Podge bottle, attach paper to house. Place wax paper over pieces and use squeegee to smooth out any excess glue.

5. Apply several coats of Matte over paper after letting dry 20 minutes.

6. Glue lichen to base of house and branch into hole for perch.

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.