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Keep It Simple Birdhouse

By: Cathie & Steve

Birdhouses make great centerpieces for parties and table settings. Customize it with Plaid’s Folk Art paint and Stencil Crème to suit your look!

At a Glance:

#5473 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Stencils Logo

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Wicker White, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Outdoor, 8 oz.

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

Other Supplies

Wooden gazebo birdhouse, Paper towel, Fine-tooth sandpaper, FolkArt #WM34123 Stencil Crème set (available exclusively at Walmart), Plaid #34029 5/8" Stencil brush (available exclusively at Walmart), Plaid #30903 Stencil Pack (available exclusively at Walmart)


  1. Wipe the entire surface to be stenciled with a damp cloth to remove dust. 
  2. Basecoat the entire birdhouse white and leave to dry. 
  3. Lightly sand so the surface is smooth and wipe clean. 
  4. Swirl the stencil brush around in the green Folk Art Stencil Crème, blot excess paint onto a paper towel so you have an evenly loaded brush (no globs of paint in bristles). 
  5. Lay the leaf stencil over a section of the roof.
  6. Apply paint in the stencil openings in an up and down, swirling motion. Remove stencil and leave to dry. Repeat in each section of the roof to create a continuous leaf pattern.

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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