Nicole™ Crafts Leopard Print Birdhouse

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by Karen Fennimore, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Leopard Print Birdhouse

Leopard Print + Gold Tones= Trendy and Rich looking Birdhouse! 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 hours (includes drying time)

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Paint decorative wood corners, roof, perch and edges of birdhouse Burnt Umber. Allow to dry.
  • 2
    Measure and cut paper 1/8 inch smaller to fit on sides and front of birdhouse. Cut out hole for perch. Cut out hole for opening 1/8 inch larger than opening. Glue paper in place using Mod Podge.
  • 3
    Brush on metal leaf adhesive along edges, roof, perch and around opening of birdhouse. Brush adhesive on decorative wood corners.
  • 4
    When adhesive dries clear, lay Gold leafing over areas. You don’t have to completely cover entire area. Take stencil brush and lightly brush over gold leaf to remove any excess.
  • 5
    Brush on sealer over leafing.
  • 6
    Cut paper overhang using template. Glue pieces back to back. Brush leaf adhesive on scalloped edge. When dry, apply leafing. Brush off excess. Set aside.
  • 7
    Spray paint bird Gold. Set aside to dry.
  • 8
    Glue decorative corners to front of birdhouse as shown. Glue flowers around opening.
  • 9
    Glue overhang under front edge of roof. Glue bird to roof.

Project Details

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

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Birdhouse 4-1/2 inch x 8 inch Assorted Designs 104435587
  • Me & My Big Ideas® Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Leopard 104058973
  • Speedball® Mona Lisa™ Metal Leaf Sheets Composition Gold 104138135
  • Speedball® Mona Lisa™ Metal Leaf Spray Adhesive 6 oz. 104745114
  • Speedball® Mona Lisa™ Metal Leaf Spray Sealer 5 oz. 104748097
  • Nicole™ Crafts Feathered Friends Bird with Clip 3-1/4 inch Yellow 104745682
  • Prima Wildflowers Pillar Pack Mixed Brights 104477637
  • Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Dye Stamp Pad Walnut Stain 104096637
  • Plaid® Mod Podge® 8 oz. Matte Finish 104107932
  • Nicole™ Decorative Edge Craft Scissors 6 1/2 inches Scallop 104068907
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Traditional Burnt Umber 104699314
  • Chase Products Spray Paint 9 oz. 24 KT Gold 104113995
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 12 104118907
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Round 6 104118924
  • Nicole Crafts™ Mini Foam Pouncer 3 pack 104110702
  • Aleene's® Tacky Glue 4 oz. 104148018
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Fed Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pcs. 104737928
  • Mini Ribbon Roses - Pink
  • Medium Stencil Brush
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