Cute & Easy Birdhouses #craft


Inspired by all the cute birdhouses I saw recently on Plaid Craft, I thought this would be a perfect rainy day craft for my girls, and they happily agreed. So, off to Walmart we went. 
You can pick up the supplies at any craft store, major retailer, or purchase online. Before you go shopping, double check your crafts supplies for foam brushes, stamps, stencils, etc. You may only need to buy the birdhouses!

Supplies Needed:

Small Birdhouses (we bought two)
1 Set of foam brushes
Assorted Apple Barrel paints (we bought six)
1 set of Stencils 



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Another great thing about this craft is it is budget friendly.  I spent $11.32, and we will be able to re-use all the supplies except the birdhouses.


Directions:

Make sure all the glue from the labels/price stickers are off.
Pull or buff off any rough spots on wood. (Use a fingernail file if necessary.)
Now, your birdhouses are ready to paint. 



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Allow base coat to dry. (About 4 mins.)

Add additional colors as desired, using stencils, stamps, or free style; anything goes.


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Freestyle Painted Birdhouse


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Stenciled painted Birdhouse


As you can see, my daughters used different styles and painting techniques on their birdhouses. Both of them are very happy with their finished project, which makes crafting so rewarding.


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Pretty Birdhouses


This craft really is cute, easy and budget friendly. Please let me know if you try it with your kids.

Share in comments: Have you tried a painting craft lately?

13 comments

Ellen said...

That is cute! We have birds living in ours this year.

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

This is very cute. We did a craft at Home Depot similar to this but yours turn out a lot prettier with the stencil.

tara pittman said...

My boys make bird house at Lowes that I still need to paint. Thanks for some ideas

Barb Webb said...

How lovely! Both turned out super cute! I love crafts that allow for individual expression. These will certainly be ones they'll treasure!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Ellen,

How cool! I don't think we'll put these birdhouses outside, but we can always make more.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Carlee,

Thanks, the stencils were fun. I've been meaning to take the girls over to Home Depot for their projects, so I'll check it out.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Tara,

The paints we used are easy to work with so I'm sure your boys will have fun painting their birdhouses.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Barb,
Thank you. We strive for expression without perfection around here at craft time too.

Rose Powell said...

I've always admired birdhouses, but we never had the yard to hang them for bird enjoyment. Love the bird stencil. Very nice!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Rose,

Maybe you could do a birdhouse craft for your deck or patio. Thanks for the compliment, the girls really enjoyed this craft.

Laura Funk said...

Thanks for linking up last week to Friday Favorites! Hope to see you this week too! I just bought a bird house last week! Thanks for the encouragment

Camille Gillham said...

How fun! I love painting projects like these. My kids and I would have lots of fun with these. Thanks for sharing!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Camille,

These really are fun projects and I can't wait to paint again with my kids soon.

Thanks for stopping by!