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Pedestal Birdhouse with Crackle Finish

Add a beautiful decoupaged birdhouse to any room.

At a Glance:

#4552 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
  • Mod Podge Logo
supplies

Mod Podge ® 7 Piece Tool Kit

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $15.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Toasted Vanilla, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Burnt Umber 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Yellow Citron, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Mediums - Crackle Medium, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $5.99
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Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $6.29
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Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic - Glitter Silver, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.29
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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 of choice, Wood candlestick, Acrylic shape bird, Assorted charms, Ribbon, White craft glue or hot glue, Brush basin or container for water, Foam plates, Paper towels, Fine grit sandpaper

Instructions

Preparation Instructions

  1. Neatly basecoat the body of the birdhouse and center of candlestick Toasted Vanilla. Basecoat birdhouse base Burnt Umber and trim Yellow Citron. Basecoat base top and bottom sections of candlestick Burnt Umber and add a section of Yellow Citron. (Refer to photo). Allow to dry, sand smooth using fine grit sandpaper. Reapply basecoat if needed.

  2. Apply one coat of Crackle Medium to birdhouse roof and center section of candlestick. Allow to dry. When dry, paint a smooth even coat of Burnt Umber over the Crackle Medium. NOTE: Do not over stroke as crackling will immediately begin to appear.

  3. Using scissors cut out desired paper shapes.

Crafting Instructions
  1. Using ¾” flat brush, apply Mod Podge to backside of paper pieces. Apply to the dry prepared birdhouse. 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. Mod Podge paper to backside of acrylic bird shape and if desired, add a second paper shape to front of acrylic shape for added dimension.

  2. Using the writer tip of the Clear Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, apply dimension to the words “fly” and “soar” on the sides of the birdhouse. Add Silver Glitter Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to the leaves on the front of the birdhouse. Allow to dry.

  3. Using ribbon, tie a bow around the candlestick and add charms to the ribbon tails.

  4. Using white craft glue or hot glue, attach the candlestick to the base of the birdhouse. Also attach the bird acrylic shape.

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.