Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Western Style Birdhouse

Put a little giddy up into your creativity with this fun project!

Crafted by Laurie.


  • Unfinished Birdhouse
  • Patterned Scrapbooking Paper
  • Die Cut Vinyl Shapes
  • Mod Podge
  • Adhesive
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Foam Brush
  • Scissors

1.  Using the foam brush, apply paint in the desired colors to the front of the birdhouse, including the underside of the roof and all edges of the birdhouse.
2.  Measure and cut paper to fit the roof.

If you want to add texture similar to a real roof, you can run the paper through a crimping tool.

3.  Adhere the paper to the roof with Mod Podge.
4.  Measure and cut paper to adhere it to the back, both sides of the birdhouse and the top front of the birdhouse (as shown in the photo) with Mod Podge.
5.  Let the birdhouse dry.
6.  Once dry, apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the entire birdhouse to seal the paint and paper.
7.  Set it aside to let dry.
8.  Die cut a cowboy and cowgirl from a sheet of vinyl and then adhere the figures to the front of the birdhouse.

These next steps are optional. The additional supplies you will need for this are:

  • Miniature Glass Bottles with Corks
  • Miniature Animals
  • Moss
  • Adirondack Alcohol Ink
  • Invisible Thread or Fishing Line
  • Fine Point Sharpie
  • Drill 
  • Eye Hooks
  • Foam Brush

Using a foam brush, apply alcohol inks in the colors of your choice to the mini glass bottes. After the ink is dry, draw small x's on them. Use a drill to make a hole in the bottom part of the roof on the birdhouse and insert an eye hook into each one. Use invisible thread or fishing line to tie the bottles together and hang them from the hook.

Use adhesive to adhere moss to the bottom of the birdhouse. Then, adhere the animal figurines on top.

The paper used for this project is from the Base Coat Collection by Kaiser Craft.
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