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Beautiful Birdhouse DIY

I love birds and enjoy feeding them throughout the winter months. I bought this wood birdhouse at a thrift store, and upcycle it into a beautiful piece to hang up on the tree in my front yard.

The first thing I did was apply a couple of coats of white acrylic paint ( Snow White by Apple Barrel) to cover the color it originally was. If you upcycle a birdhouse of your own, you can paint it any color you like, I just chose white because it matches some beautiful napkins a friend sent me. Once I finished applying the 2nd coat of paint, I used my heat gun to speed up the drying time.

After the paint was fully dry, I applied a coat of Mod Podge onto the areas that I was going to decoupage. I used my handy heat gun again to dry the coat of Mod Podge.

The next step was pulling the ply layers off of the napkin so that I could use only the decorated layer for decoupage. I cut the napkin to the size I wanted and placed it on the back side of the house. I put a piece of parchment paper over it and used my mini iron (link at bottom) to activate the Mod Podge and adhere the napkin on as smoothly as possible. I repeated this step for each side. Once I applied the napkin onto the front, I trimmed out the hole to the entrance of the house. You can use a small piece of sandpaper or a nail file to sand the edges smooth.

I then cut the trim of the napkin and used the same technique to apply the trim to the edges of the roof on the house. The trim added a very beautiful detail to my project.

For the roof of the birdhouse, I used these corrugated metal pieces and attached them with hot glue. (Link for glue gun and glue sticks below.)

I love how this birdhouse turned out, and it is now out in a tree in our front yard! There are so many ways to upcycle a wood birdhouse, and if you make one sure to share your pretty creation in my Facebook community!

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Links:

Napkins

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Apple Barrel White Paint

Mini Iron

(I am an affiliate and get a small % which doesn’t affect the price of the items.)

 

If you enjoyed this fun craft, check out my other blogs for more amazing ideas!

Beautiful Birdhouse DIY

Easy To Make Wood Crate Pumpkin!

How To Decoupage Using A Iron

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  1. I loved the way this turned out I tried it myself, and they came out so pretty! Thanks for your inspiration Annie!

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