Gingerbread Birdhouse

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by Susan Duren, A.C. Moore, Rockville, MD

Gingerbread Birdhouse

Put a new spin on an old holiday favorite with this Gingerbread Birdhouse!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Allow paint to dry before attaching accessories.
  • 2
    Paint entire birdhouse with Nutmeg Brown. Paint the perch with White.
  • 3
    Use a pencil to lightly draw X's on roof to give the roof some texture as shown in the photo. Trace over top of them using Snow Writer. Let dry completely.
  • 4
    Glue Red tinsel pom poms in the middle of each "X" on the roof as shown.
  • 5
    Paint icicles on the front of the birdhouse underneath the roof. Tip: Make sure your paint brush is wet when painting, and paint the icicles from top to bottom. Let dry completely.
  • 6
    Apply Mod Podge over top of the icicles and around the hole on the birdhouse. Sprinkle Diamond Dust on top.
  • 7
    Cut apart the sugar garland. Using E6000, glue individual pieces around the bottom of the house.
  • 8
    Continue to use E6000 to glue lollipops onto the front of the house above the gumdrops as shown. Glue candy canes onto each side of the birdhouse as shown. Glue a candy swirl candy onto the end of the perch. Glue a sugar peppermint onto the front of the house above the entrance hole as shown, if desired.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Woodline Works Wood Birdhouse Double Roof 104541922 (or Birdhouse of Your Choice)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mini Tree Treasures Ornaments 7/8 inch Assorted Lollipops 4 pc. 104280456
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mini Tree Treasures 2 inch Candy Cane 9 pc. 104280409
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mini Tree Treasures Sugar Garland 3 foot 104704330 (2)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mini Tree Treasures Ornaments 15 mm Candy Swirl Assorted 3 pc. 104554830 Nicole™ Crafts Mini Tree Treasures Ornaments 12 mm Ball with Stripes 2 pc. 104554774
  • Deco Art® Snow Writer™ 2 oz. 104108621
  • Nicole™ Crafts Tinsel Pom Poms 50 pc. 7 mm Red 104277832
  • Plaid® Apple Barrel® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. White 104107351 (2)
  • Plaid® Apple Barrel® Acrylic Paint 8 oz. Nutmeg Brown 104108832
  • Floracraft® Diamond Dust Crystal Finish 14 oz. 104277916
  • Plaid® Mod Podge® Waterbase Sealer
  • Glue and Finish 8 oz. Gloss 104107933
  • E6000® MV Industrial Strength Craft Adhesive 7 oz. 104148182
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Liner Size 2 104118918