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Martha Stewart Bird Houses

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Make a decorative bird house like this pretty one from Martha Stewart. Stencil an ornate design on it to make an inviting home for the birds.

You can find this and many more beautiful birdhouse designs in our article, 14 Free Birdhouse Designs

Martha Stewart Bird Houses

Materials:

  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Pea Shoot
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Pond
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Yellowjacket
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Summer Linen
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Glitter Acrylic Craft Paint - Feldspar
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ 4oz Stucco Paint Effect
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ 6oz Tintable Glaze Effect
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ 6oz Weather Crackle Effect
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ 4.5oz Stencil Adhesive Spray
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Palette Knife Set - 2pc
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Grain Striping Comb - 2pc
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Foam Pouncers Set - 6pc
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Basic Brush Set - 5pc
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Arabesque Laser-Cut Stencils
  • Assorted birdhouses

Instructions:

Birdhouse 1:

Using a utility brush, paint the roof of the birdhouse with Yellowjacket, the body with Feldspar Green, and the peg with Pond.

 

Birdhouse 2

  1. Using a utility brush, paint the body of the birdhouse with Yellowjacket and paint the roof and trim of the birdhouse with Summer Linen.
     
  2. Let roof dry completely.
     
  3. Mix Feldspar Green and the glaze effect following instructions on packaging.
     
  4. Using a large brush, apply glaze to roof and use a grain striping comb to create stripes, using the photograph as reference.
     
  5. Using a utility brush, paint the roof and pegs of the birdhouse with Pond.
     
  6. Using a large soft bristle brush, paint the body of the birdhouse with the weather crackle effect, following instructions on packaging. Let dry completely.
     
  7. Use a utility brush to apply a coat of Peashoot over the weather crackle effect.

Birdhouse 3:

  1. Using a utility brush, paint the roof of the birdhouse with Summer Linen and pegs of the birdhouse with Feldspar Green.
     
  2. Using a small detail brush, paint the underside of the room and base of the birdhouse with Peashoot.
     
  3. Use the Large Arabesque stencil and follow general stenciling instructions on the package to stencil the roof of the birdhouse.
     
  4. Then mix Summer Linen and the stucco paint effect with a palette knife.
     
  5. Use the knife to apply the tinted stucco medium to the body of the birdhouse.

Birdhouse 4:

  1. Using a utility brush, paint the roof of the birdhouse with Summer Linen and the base of the birdhouse with Pond.
     
  2. Mix Pond with the glaze effect following instructions on packaging.
     
  3. Using a large soft bristle brush, apply glaze to roof and use a grain striping comb to create stripes, using the photograph for reference.
     
  4. Mix Summer Linen and the stucco paint effect with a palette knife.
     
  5. Then, using the knife, apply the tinted stucco medium to the body of the birdhouse.
     
  6. Use a small detail brush and paint the peg and window trim with Yellowjacket.
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