Nicole™ Crafts Butterfly Lattice Birdhouse

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by Karen Fennimore, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Butterfly Lattice Birdhouse

Fun tip: Customize any of these projects to your home's color theme. Birdhouses can be decorated in so many ways...whether with paint, decoupage with scrapbook or decorative stamped paper,  craft basics like buttons, beads and ribbon, you can make it your own!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2-3 hours (includes drying time)

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Paint roof, base, perch and opening Coastal Blue. Paint remaining areas of birdhouse Grape Juice.
  • 2
    Repaint lattice and frame Snow White. Allow to dry.
  • 3
    Sand edges of birdhouse to give a slightly distressed look. Brush on varnish.
  • 4
    Cut two small, two medium and two large butterfly shapes from paper. Paint backs Grape Juice. Allow paint to dry.
  • 5
    Glue small butterflies back-to-back, bend at center and glue to roof. Repeat for medium-size butterflies. Glue to front of birdhouse.
  • 6
    Glue one large butterfly to roof. Bend second butterfly at center and glue center of butterfly on roof.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2-3 hours (includes drying time)

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Birdhouse 4 inch x 8 inch 104435583
  • K&Company® Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Susan Winget Meadow Foil 104724359
  • Plaid® Mod Podge® 8 oz. Matte Finish 104107932
  • DecoArt® Americana® DuraClear® Satin Varnish 2 oz 104387409
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Purple Wave 104549565
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow White 104106580
  • Plaid® FolkArt® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Coastal Blue 104107614
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 12 104118907
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 6 104618376
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Fed Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pcs. 104737928
  • Medium-Grit Sandpaper