Sunday, March 2, 2014

DIY Whimsical Birdhouse

March 2 is Dr. Seuss's birthday!

 Dr. Seuss influences can be seen in many places. This whimsical birdhouse was inspired by Dr. Seuss.

 Dr. Seuss, born Theodor Seuss Geisel, was born March 2, 1904. The American artist is most widely known for his whimsical childrens books and their imaginative illustrations. His fun rhymes have inspired many readers, both young and old. His birthday has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day in schools as an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association.

  • Unfinished Bridhouse
  • Three Wood Candlesticks
  • One Wood Block - 2" x 2"
  • One Round Wood Circle (often called a biscuit)
  • One Wood Base - 7" x 4"
  • Two Wood Fleur de Lis Shapes
  • One Terra Cotta Pot
  • Acrylic Paints: Turquoise, Yellow, Pink, Green and Orange
  • 527 Multi Use Glue

Paint the front of the birdhouse with yellow paint. Next paint the roof green and the sides with turquoise blue, orange and pink paint.. Allow to dry.
With a pair of pliers, pull the metal candle holder insert out of the candlestick.
Paint each candlestick in a bright acrylic paint of your choice.
Paint the two fleur de lis in pink and orange paint. 
Paint the wood block and base green.
Paint the wood circle pink and set aside to dry.
Now paint the top rim of the flower pot turquoise blue.
Paint stripes on the roof in pink, yellow and orange.
Now paint circle outlines on the front of the birdhouse, base and pot.
When the pieces are all completely dry, glue them together with 527 glue.

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1 comment:

  1. Good post. It looks so lovely. It might really look good on the living room beside the lamp. Thanks for posting.