Fancy Birdhouse

Fancy Birdhouse

Make all the birds jealous with a colorful birdhouse…

You know your crafting has reached new heights when even the birds hanging around your yard are bragging about their digs. What bird would want to build their nest in a plain, wooden box when they could have a colorful exterior with some pizazz?

With spring right around the corner we were in search of a unique project that would bring some color to any drab, post-winter yard. An adorable birdhouse hanging from a porch seemed like the perfect solution.

We found the inspiration for our birdhouse on Tatertots & Jello and lucky for us there was a tutorial as well. We didn’t have all the cool Mod Podge tools that Jen has – although we do need to pick them up – but we did our best with what we had. And I think it turned out pretty darn cute. What do you think?

Supplies: 

• Wooden Birdhouse
$4.99 @ Michael’s
• Mod Podge
$19.29 @ Michael’s
• Fabric – 2 Patterns
$1.59 per pattern @ fabric store
• Razor/Box Cutter
• Scissors
• Paint Brush
• Tape Measure

birdhouse-steps

1. Starting with the roof of the birdhouse, cut a piece of fabric slightly bigger than the actual roof.
2. Add a layer of Mod Podge to the roof then lay your fabric on top, smoothing out any wrinkles.
3. Around the edges of the roof, add a layer of Mod Podge and fold the ends under the roof, making sure the ends are folded nicely.
4. Next, choose a wall and cut a piece of fabric slightly larger than the wall.
5. Add a layer of Mod Podge and lay the fabric over the Mod Podge, smoothing out the wrinkles.
6. Continue this process on the other walls.
7. After the walls are dry, use your razor and cut off any excess fabric.
8. On the front of our birdhouse we had to cut out a hole for the entry and also for the perch. To do so, we attached the fabric over the hole then stuck the razor through the fabric to create an opening.
Then, we applied Mod Podge to the inside of the hole and stuck the ends of the fabric to the inside of the hole.
For the perch, we cut a slit in the fabric and then covered the perch with a separate piece of fabric.
9. After completing the walls, we continue on to the bottom and follow the same process.
10. Once your birdhouse is fully covered, apply another layer of Mod Podge and allow time to dry.

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