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Butterfly Pedestal Birdhouse

At a Glance:

#4533 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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supplies

Mod Podge ® 7 Piece Tool Kit

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $15.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Gilded Oak, 2 oz.

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

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Jamaican Sea, 2 oz.

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

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Forest Moss, 2 oz.

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

Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic - Glitter Silver, 2 oz.

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

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.29
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instructions

Other Supplies

Mod Podge ® Podgeable Paper Flip Books - Nature, Wood birdhouse, Wood candlestick, White craft glue or hot glue, Brush basin or container for water, Foam plates, Paper towels, Old toothbrush, White Candle or paraffin wax

Instructions

Preparation Instructions
  1. Neatly basecoat the body of birdhouse Gilded Oak. Allow to dry and reapply base color.

  2. Basecoat roof Forest Moss and trim Jamaican Sea. Allow to dry and reapply base color.

  3. Basecoat wood candlestick with all three colors as desired, Gilded Oak, Jamaican Sea and Forest Moss.

  4. Moisten an old toothbrush with water and thin small puddle of Jamaican Sea.Running fingers across the toothbrush bristles, “flyspeck” the Gilded Oak body of the birdhouse and candlestick.

  5. Rub candle wax along the edges of the birdhouse roof. Wipe away excess wax and paint over roof with Jamaican Sea. Allow to dry.

  6. Sand roof using fine grit sandpaper to remove some of the Jamaican Sea to reveal Forest Moss creating a distressed lookUsing scissors cut out all desired paper shapes.

Crafting Instructions
  1. Using ¾” flat brush, apply Mod Podge to backside of each paper piece. Flip “podged” paper over and apply to dry basecoated surface. Press in place. Using Mod Podge squeegee holding at a 45° angle, pull squeegee toward you over wet papers using light pressure. This will release any caught air bubbles as well as squeeze out any excess Mod Podge. Allow to dry.

  2. Continue applying papers were desired over project surface until desired effect is achieved. Allow to dry.

  3. Apply one to two additional coats of Mod Podge over the entire surface allowing each to thoroughly dry before applying the next.

  4. Using writer tip of Silver Glitter Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, apply a liberal coat over a few scattered butterflies. Allow drying.

  5. Attach the wood candlestick to the base of the wood birdhouse using either white craft glue or hot glue.

Craft Tip
Cut additional paper patterns from paper before you begin adhering them, as your design sense may change throughout the creation of your project. It is nice to have additional designs cut and “ready to go” as your create.

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.

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