Bird House on Mantel

While I was at Michaels the other day, I stopped by the dollar bins (like always!). I wanted to make something with some scrapbook paper, but I didn’t know what until I ran across an adorable wooden birdhouse. I knew that with a little love, it could be even cuter! I grabbed some cute paper too so for a little over a buck, plus some paint and Mod Podge I had on hand, I made over the birdhouse that is now sitting on my mantle with my other bird-related items. It fits in quite well, don’t you think?

Project Estimate:

  • Wooden birdhouse, $1 and up
  • Craft paint, on hand or $1 and up
  • Scrapbook paper, on hand or about $0.50
  • Mod Podge, on hand

Total:  $1 and up

Bird House Steps

  1. Paint the front of the birdhouse a color that coordinates with your paper. I used a shimmery champagne color that went with the background of my paper and was a similar color to the existing bird house. Let dry completely.
  2. Measure one side of the birdhouse. Draw onto back of scrapbook paper three times, lined up. Cut out and fold along lines. Then Mod Podge around the back and sides of the bird house. (Note: My paper had sparkles, so I didn’t do a top coat. If you want your paper to stand up to the elements or your family, I suggest doing at least one top coat.)
  3. Trace one of the top sides onto the back of your paper four times. Cut out and Mod Podge to the tops. Let dry completely, then display proudly!

Bird House Before and After