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Gingerbread Birdhouse

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With snow texture and festive green and red colors, even the birds can be home for the holidays in this charming Gingerbread Birdhouse.  Great for both indoors and out, this festive decoration is a great way to add a sweet touch to your backyard or living room.  Fill it with seeds for winter birds or potpourri if you're keeping it indoors.  No matter how you use it, this festive Gingerbread Birdhouse is sure to bring a special festive feel to your home this holiday season.

Gingerbread Birdhouse

Materials:

  • Dazzling Metallics in Champagne Gold
  • Dazzling Metallics in Festive Green
  • Dazzling Metallics in Festive Red
  • Glamour Dust Crystal
  • Snow-Tex
  • Glistening Snow Writer
  • Americana Acrylics in Snow (Titanium) White
  • Americana Brushes
  • Americana Brushes - Shader #8
  • Americana Brushes - Shader #12
  • Palette Knife
  • Round sponge pouncer
  • Water container
  • Paper towels
  • Palette or plastic plate
  • Wooden gingerbread birdhouse

 

Instructions:

  1. Use #12 shader brush to basecoat roof and snow trim Snow White and house sides and chimney Festive Red.
     
  2. Paint windows, steps, and door facing Champagne Gold.
     
  3. Paint door and perch Festive Green.
     
  4. Use pouncer and Festive Green to stamp dots randomly on house sides.
     
  5. Use Glistening Snow Writer to line design on roof.
     
  6. Use palette knife to apply Snow-Tex on base, roof, and chimney trim.
     
  7. Use brush or toothpick to apply Snow-Tex inside windows, opening, and on perch.
     
  8. While snow is wet, sprinkle lightly with Glamour Dust. Allow all to dry.
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