Nicole™ Crafts New Orleans Inspired Birdhouse

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by Karen Fennimore, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts New Orleans Inspired Birdhouse

Bring a little bit of southern style to your house or backyard with this project.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paint.
  • 2
    Cut seven 3 inch pieces of dowel. Make sure they fit between the base and rim under first roof.
  • 3
    Paint dowel pieces, both roof sections and base Slate Grey. Let dry.
  • 4
    Paint birdhouse Baby Pink. Let dry.
  • 5
    Paint over dowels with Shimmering Silver. Let dry.
  • 6
    Cut two Styrofoam balls into thirds. Paint all four rounded ends Milk Chocolate. Let dry. Disregard the center sections of Styrofoam balls.
  • 7
    Glue dowels evenly around birdhouse between base and rim under first roof.
  • 8
    Measure and cut 4 row mesh ribbon to fit around base and rim under first roof. Glue into place.
  • 9
    Cut top mesh ribbon to where it is pointed at dowel 4 row thick to 2 row thick between dowels.
  • 10
    Measure and cut 2 row mesh ribbon to fit around top and bottom of upper birdhouse. Glue in place.
  • 11
    Cut six triangle shape pieces of 2 row mesh ribbon. Glue triangle pieces to bottom of upper mesh ribbon, on each side of opening and evenly around birdhouse.
  • 12
    Glue a loop of 4 row mesh ribbon big enough to just fit over hanger. Slide loop down over hanger to top of birdhouse.
  • 13
    Glue Pink feathers so that they are coming out of the top of the loop. Cut ends off of three Pink feathers and glue into bottom of loop over roof.
  • 14
    Cut two 8 inch pieces of wire. Twist together in center. Place on center of rounder side of painted Styrofoam ball. Glue in place. Bring ends up and twist together approximately 1 inch above flat side of Styrofoam ball for planter.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Feathered Friends Birds with Wire and Tail Pink 104744625
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Birdhouse 10 inch x 5 inch 2 Story Round 104139290
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pom Poms 200 pc. 5 mm Neon 104426507
  • Nicole™ Crafts Paddle Wire 1/4 lb. 24 gauge Green 104179265
  • Nicole™ Crafts Reindeer Moss 2.5 oz. 104180216
  • Touch of Nature Marabou Feathers 4 inch to 6 inch Pastel 104277129
  • Forrester Wood Dowel 1/8 inch x 36 inch 104146928
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 12 pc. 1-1/2 inch 104183627
  • Darice Bling on a Roll 2 Row 3 mm x 5 yard Silver 104743927
  • Darice Bling on a Roll 4 Row 3 mm x 3 yard Silver 104743945
  • FloraCraft Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blade 104186311
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Baby Pink 104106661
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Slate Grey 104106682
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Milk Chocolate 104106618
  • DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Shimmering Silver 104106703
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Angle Shader Size 1/2 inch 104118888
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Small Saw
  • Scissors