DecoArt Celebrate the Fourth Birdhouse

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by DecoArt Design Team

DecoArt Celebrate the Fourth Birdhouse

Time to celebrate summer and its various holidays with this birdhouse decorated for the table.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paint. Note: this is for table or home decor use only, not for regular outdoor use in weather conditions.
  • 2
    Use large flat brush and Red Barn to paint roof peak, roof edge, underneath roof, and base of birdhouse; let dry.
  • 3
    Use flat brush and True Blue to paint main body of birdhouse.
  • 4
    Mix two parts of True Blue with one part Cotton Ball. Use stencil brush dipped in mixture to dot over True Blue body of house and let dry.
  • 5
    Use shader brush and Cotton Ball to paint stripes on sides of base; let dry.
  • 6
    Use shader brush and Canary to paint star shape. Let dry.
  • 7
    Use round brush and Red Barn to paint "celebrate" on star and let dry.
  • 8
    Refer to photo and use tip of round brush and True Blue to paint dashed lines that intersect at center on star for fireworks. Let dry.
  • 9
    Refer to photo for placement and glue star to front of house below entry hole.
  • 10
    Cut two pieces of cardstock to fit roof sections.
  • 11
    Apply thin, even coat of glue to back of paper piece; attach to one side of roof and use fingers to smooth paper flat. Repeat for other side of roof. Let glue dry.
  • 12
    Seal with sealer and let dry.
  • 13
    Optional: twist several chenille stems of each color around a pencil and then remove. Glue part of the chenille stem to the back of the wood star, leaving about half of the chenille stem visible to those viewing the birdhouse from the front.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. True Blue 104770407 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cotton Ball 104770357
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Canary 104770383
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Red Barn 104770369
  • DecoArt Americana 12 oz. Sealer Spray Gloss 104549582
  • Unfinished Wood Birdhouse of Your Choice
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Star on Stick 4 inch 104143432
  • 12 inch x 12 inch Patriotic Cardstock of Your Choice
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Flat Wash 3/4 104464133
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Flat Shader 8 104464129
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Round 2 104465187
  • Nicole™ Crafts Stencil Foam Pouncer 3 pc. Medium 104110703
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Aleene's 4 oz. Original Tacky Glue 104148018
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm 25 pc. Red 104277476 (optional - see step 13)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm 25 pc. White 104277475 (optional - see step 13)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm 25 pc. Blue 104277474 (optional - see step 13)
  • Pencil (optional - see step 13)
  • Foam Plate or Palette
  • Ruler
  • Scissors