Nicole™ Crafts Metallic Round Birdhouse

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by Karen Fennimore, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Metallic Round Birdhouse

A beautiful "love bird" theme can be created for a wedding shower or rehearsal dinner with this "sterling" birdhouse project. 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

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Spray birdhouse and bird Sterling Silver. You may need two coats. Allow to dry.
  • 2
    Paint dowel caps, perch, bottom, bottom ledge and top edge Ebony Black. Allow to dry.
  • 3
    Brush varnish over black paint.
  • 4
    Cut two 3 ½ inch X 12 inch pieces of Black Vines paper. If possible match up pattern. Tape ends together to make one large piece. Cut down to measure 3 ½ inch X 16 inch.
  • 5
    Position paper in front of birdhouse and press against perch. Remove and cut out area that was creased for perch. Reposition paper in front of birdhouse and thread perch through hole.
  • 6
    Wrap cardstock around birdhouse and hold in place. Rub finger around opening of birdhouse to crease paper. Remove and cut out hole. Wrap paper around birdhouse and secure with tape.
  • 7
    Using French Scroll Punch, punch out border from silver crackle paper. Piece together one 12" and one 5" piece of border. Wrap around top of birdhouse. Tape to secure. Repeat for bottom of birdhouse.
  • 8
    Glue dowel caps to bottom of birdhouse for legs. Allow glue to dry.
  • 9
    Remove clip from bird and glue to perch.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2-3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Birdhouse 8-1/4 inch Circle 104139288
  • Momenta® Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Black Vines Foil 104515283
  • Momenta® Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Silver Crackle 104447901
  • Nicole™ Crafts Feathered Friends Bird with Clip 3-1/4 inch Pink 104745692
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Punch All Over The Page French Scroll 104600461
  • Lara's Crafts™ Wood Dowel Cap 1 inch with 3/8 inch hole 4 pcs. 104139654
  • DecoArt® Americana® DuraClear® Satin Varnish 2 oz 104387409
  • Tombow® Mono Adhesive Permanent Bond 104067866
  • X-acto® No. 1 Precision Knife Set with Assorted Blades including No. 11 Classic Fine Point (2) 104135125
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Ebony Black 104106681
  • Chase Products Spray Paint 9 oz. Sterling Silver 104113997
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 6 104618376
  • Ruler
  • Wood Glue
  • Tape