Plaid Simple Flower Bud Birdhouse

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by Chris Myer Williams, Plaid

Plaid Simple Flower Bud Birdhouse

The variety of spring-like colors in this birdhouse will make it look so pretty in your yard.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paint. Sand any surface rough areas with fine grit sandpaper. Wipe with a paper towel.
  • 2
    Basecoat paint the following areas: roof, Lemon Custard; roof edges and perch, Pure Orange; body of the birdhouse, Wicker White; base of birdhouse, Grass Green.
  • 3
    Allow to dry and reapply a second coat if necessary.
  • 4
    Randomly paint the flower buds and leaves on the body of the birdhouse in Lemon Custard, Pure Orange and Grass Green. Refer to photos for design ideas.
  • 5
    Add a dot to the top of each bud by dipping the handle end of paint brush in Pure Orange.
  • 6
    Add a triangle of Pure Orange dots randomly between the flower buds as filler to the design.
  • 7
    Attach the small metal eye screw to the top center of the birdhouse.
  • 8
    Cut ribbon to desired length and thread through the eye screw and knot the ends, creating a hanger.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Plaid FolkArt Outdoor Paint 2 oz. Wicker White 104108758
  • Plaid FolkArt Outdoor Paint 2 oz. Pure Orange 104108762
  • Plaid FolkArt Outdoor Paint 2 oz. Grass Green 104108772
  • Plaid FolkArt Outdoor Paint 2 oz. Lemon Custard 100365746
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Birdhouses 4 Assorted 104435545
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Flat 12 104464395
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Script Liner 2 104464199
  • Ribbon (such as Offray Spool O' Ribbon Kiwi 104430736 or Offray Spool O' Ribbon Orange 100392107 or Offray Spool O' Ribbon Yellow 104188384)
  • Water Container
  • Paper Towels
  • Foam Plate or Palette
  • Metal Eye Screw
  • Fine Grit Sandpaper
  • Scissors