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Cottage Birdhouse

By: Donna Dewberry

A delightful birdhouse, great for craft painters.

At a Glance:

#4723 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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supplies

Delta Soy Paint - White Onion, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.99
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Delta Soy Paint - Foliage, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.99
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Delta Soy Paint - Cocoa, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.99
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Delta Soy Paint - Turquoise, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.99
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Delta Soy Paint - Tangerine, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.99
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Simply ® Stencils - Dot Alphabet - Upper Case

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.99
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Simply ® Stencils - Laser - Funky Lowercase ABC

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $4.09
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Plaid ® Craft Stencils - Value Packs - Foliage/Leaf

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $3.99
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Stencil Decor ® Brushes - Stencil Brush, 1/4"

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.39
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc.

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instructions

Other Supplies

Wood birdhouse, Wood candlestick, Hot glue, Burlap, Buttons, Masking tape, Twine, Petroleum jelly, sandpaper.

Instructions

1. Basecoat the birdhouse and candlestick with Cocoa. Apply petroleum jelly to the edges and anywhere you want to distress.

2. Paint the roof, base, and candlestick with White Onion. Basecoat the body of the birdhouses with Tangerine as shown.

3. Paint the body of the birdhouses with Tangerine as shown.

4. Hot glue the birdhouse to the candlestick. Sand to create a distressed look.

5. Tape off a 2 ¼” band around the center of the larger birdhouse. Paint with Cocoa. When dry add polka dots using the end of a brush handle and White Onion

6. Stencil the words “Bird Motel” on the roof in Cocoa.  Stencil the leaves in Foliage as shown.

7. Stencil birds on the burlap using Turquoise mixed with White Onion. Stencil just a wing in Tangerine. Cut the birds out and the additional wing and hot glue to the birdhouse. Add a button to the wing.

8. Stencil the letters for “OPEN” on the burlap and cut into small flags. Hot glue the flags to the twine and then hot glue to the birdhouse as shown.

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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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