DecoArt® Halloween Birdhouse

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by DecoArt® Design Team

DecoArt® Halloween Birdhouse

Use DecoArt paints and other supplies to turn a birdhouse into a haunted house.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Sand birdhouse to remove any rough spots. Wipe sanding dust away with soft cloth.
  • 2
    Paint house Yellow Green. Shade edges with Holly Green.
  • 3
    Transfer patterns to birdhouse using pattern transfer paper.
  • 4
    Paint base Lavender. Paint Lamp Black and Bright Orange checks around edge of base using #12 flat brush.
  • 5
    Paint roof Lavender. Using #12 flat brush, paint Lamp Black checks along edge of roof. Add Bright Orange spots to roof with round sponge dauber.
  • 6
    Paint star Saffron Yellow; shade edges with Bright Orange.
  • 7
    Using #4 brush, paint Cadmium Yellow around entry hole. Let dry. When dry, outline and paint stripes with Bright Orange.
  • 8
    Paint pumpkin Bright Orange. Add shading with Burnt Orange. Paint stem Holly Green and face with Lamp Black.
  • 9
    Paint spider and web Lamp Black. Dot spider's eyes with Snow White.
  • 10
    Paint ghost Snow White. Shade edges of ghost with Slate Grey. Dot eyes Lamp Black. Draw mouth with fine tip marker.
  • 11
    Paint windows Snow White. Paint shutters Lamp Black. Draw window crossbar with fine tip marker.
  • 12
    Paint perch Lavender.
  • 13
    Glue star at tip of roof.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Birdhouse 8-1/2 inch x 6-5/8 inch 104139306
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cadmium Yellow 104106586
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lavender 104106662
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lamp (Ebony) Black 104106681
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Yellow Green 104385003
  • DecoArt® Americana® Gloss Enamels® 2 oz. Bright Orange 104549510
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Saffron Yellow 104639547
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Holly Green 104106669
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Slate Grey 104106682
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Round Size 1 104618704
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Round Size 3 104118922
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader Size 4 104118909
  • Loew-Cornell® Taklon Brush Liner 1 104548626
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader Size 12 104118907
  • Loew-Cornell® Taklon Brush Wash 3/4 inch 104548662
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Shape Star 3-½ inch 104140086
  •   Loew-Cornell® White Transfer Paper 9 inch x 13 inch 4 pc. 104548578
  • Sharpie® Black Fine Point Permanent Marker 104128524
  • Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue® 4 oz. 104148018
  • Water container
  • Paper plate
  • Sanding sponge
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