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Felt Birdhouse Trio

This trio of birdhouses will bring a sweet song to your decor.

At a Glance:

#3846 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Teddy Bear Brown, 2 oz. - 417

Number Needed: 1
$1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Hauser Green Light, 2 oz. - 459

Number Needed: 1
$1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Yellow Citron, 2 oz. - 503

Number Needed: 1
$1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Light Peony, 2 oz. - 517

Number Needed: 1
$1.59 $1.10
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Calypso Sky, 2 oz. - 524

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$1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 8 oz. - 987

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$6.39
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instructions

Other Supplies

Unfinished wood birdhouses, Wax candle, Sandpaper (medium grit), Flat brush, Liner brush, Felt pieces in various colors, Scissors, Nine coordinating buttons, White craft glue, Pen, Clear acrylic sealer (optional)

Instructions

  1. Begin by basecoating each birdhouse: – one Light Peony, one Yellow Citron and one Calypso Sky. Also paint the roofs. Give at least two coats and allow to dry.
  2. Rub wax candle with firm pressure on the edges, around the bird hole and on the fronts and roofs of the birdhouses. Rub the candle randomly; anywhere you want the distressed look is where you are going to rub wax. NOTE: On the Yellow Citron birdhouse, only the roof is distressed. This means you would only rub wax on the roof of this birdhouse.
  3. Paint the birdhouse body Light Peony and Calypso Sky birdhouses Wicker White. Paint several coats, covering up the wax and other paint colors. Allow to dry.
  4. Repeat the same process on the roofs with Teddy Bear Brown. Allow to dry.
  5. Take your felt scraps and cut flowers; draw a large flower shape with a pen and then cut just inside the lines. You’ll also want to cut some “shingles” for one of the roofs. Set your flower shapes aside.
  6. When your birdhouses are dry, sand them lightly. You’ll be able to see the areas where the wax is under the paint – sand in these places to remove the paint from the surface, giving the project a distressed look. The more distressed you would like the project, the more you should sand. Just be careful not to sand TOO much – you don’t want to reach the surface below the paint.
  7. Now that your birdhouses are distressed, you can add the felt pieces. Glue the flowers on randomly with white craft glue – suggestions are shown in the photo. Also glue the shingles onto the roof. Finally, glue the buttons onto the centers of the flowers. Allow to dry.
  8. Using the liner brush and Hauser Green Light thinned with a little water, paint stems and leaves below each of the flowers. Allow to dry at least twenty-four hours before using.
  9. Optional: spray all birdhouses with clear acrylic sealer for durability.

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.

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