How to make a cute little birdhouse for your Indoor Spring Decorations.
Made from an inexpensive Dollar Tree* wood birdhouse and scrapbook paper.
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- Dollar Tree Mini Birdhouse*
- Pink Chiffon Deco Art Americana Acrylic Paint*
- DA269 Deco Art Foliage Green Americana Acrylic Paint
- 633 Plaid Baby Pink Folk Art Acrylic Paint
- 3″ Xyron Disposable Sticker Maker*
- Assorted Words and Alphabet Sticker Book*
- Decorative Scrapbook Paper
- Emory Board or Nail File*
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- Paint the base of the birdhouse, the ridge, and the underside of the roof with acrylic paint.
- Remove the perch from the birdhouse.
- Paint the birdhouse perch with coordinating acrylic paint.
- I purposely choose a birdhouse with a simple roofline.
- Measure and cut a piece of decorative scrapbook paper for the roof.
- Place the paper into the 3″ Xyron Disposable Sticker Maker* design side up and gently pull it through. As the scrapbook paper goes through the sticker maker, it adds a layer of adhesive under the paper.
- Rub and peel the protective coating from the paper. Place onto the top of the birdhouse. Rub over the paper to ensure that it is securely attached to the wood.
- Create a template for cutting the paper. Lay a piece of copy paper with the point in the top corner of the birdhouse. Gently fold over the edges of the copy paper to make a crease line or use a pencil to trace around the edge.
- Cut out the template.
- It’s a good idea to lay the template onto the birdhouse to double-check the size.
- Use the template and trace onto decorative scrapbook paper. Cut along traced lines.
- Place the paper into the 3″ Xyron Disposable Sticker Maker* design side up and gently pull it through.
- Measure and repeat for all four sides.
- Cut around the center hole and smooth using a nail file.
- Re-poke the perch hole and reinsert the perch.
- Add cute little word stickers to embellish the birdhouse.
Here are a few more Mini Birdhouses I created for Xyron last year.
They are so fun to make and decorate.
I made this one using a large wood birdhouse picked up at Michael’s Craft Store.
I covered it with paper from Echo Park’s Farmhouse Market Collection.