Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)


Select One (optional)

Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Estimated Cost

Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Fabric Crafts
  • Paper Crafts
  • Craft Foam
  • Pipe Cleaner Crafts
  • Clay & Sculpting
  • Nature Crafts
  • Wood Crafts
  • Beads & Jewelry
  • Recycled Crafts
  • Painting & Coloring
  • Food Crafts
  • Plastic
  • Mixed Media/Miscellaneous
Time to complete

Select One (optional)

Primary Technique

Select One (optional)


Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Age Group

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Toddlers
  • Preschool & Kindergarten
  • Elementary School
  • Pre-Teens
  • Teens


Free Offer
Project Ideas for All Occasions From Paper to Fabric

Make your own paper creations with 21 free projects from Craftwell and FaveCrafts. Find one-of-a-kind projects for home, gift-giving, and more - all in this FREE eBook.

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Home for the Birds

Fashion this cozy cottage for our feathered friends or paint as a home accent piece.

Home for the Birds Painted Birdhouse

DecoArt Products Required
Americana Acrylics

  • DAO3 - Buttermilk
  • DAO21 - Crimson Tide (transparent)
  • DAO30 - Spice Pink
  • DA131 - Hauser Light Green

Americana Brushes

  • DBF2575-B - Flat 3/4"

Glamour Dust

  • DAS37 - Glamour Dust Crystal

Triple Thick Gloss Glaze

  • TG01-21 - Triple Thick Gloss Glaze, 6-oz. Spray


  • Foam plate
  • 8 flat brush
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • 1" wood heart
  • Two coordinating prints of scrapbook paper (We used The Paper Studio: Emily's Flowers 379-2006 404046; Emily's Ric-Rac Stripe 379-2006 879817)
  • Unfinished wood birdhouse


  1. Basecoat birdhouse Buttermilk; allow to dry after each coat.
  2. Use Hauser Light Green to paint roof trim and birdhouse base, allowing to dry after each coat.
  3. Use Crimson Tide to paint front and sides of heart. Apply second coat to front of heart and while wet, sprinkle with Crystal Glamour Dust. Allow to dry.
  4. Use computer to print off word "HOME" in approximately 1-1/4" letters. (Note: can also freehand letters or trace from printed materials.) Trace letters onto front of birdhouse, leaving necessary space where "O" is to place painted heart. Glue heart in position and allow glue to dry. Use thick coat of Spice Pink to paint each letter. While paint is wet, sprinkle with Glamour Dust and blow off excess dust. Allow paint to dry.
  5. Measure each side of roof top and cut striped scrapbook paper to fit. Measure sides of birdhouse and cut two patterned pieces of paper to fit.
  6. Applying glue with wide brush and working on one section at a time, cover backs of paper pieces completely with glue. Attach paper to birdhouse, smoothing it flat to remove bubbles. Allow glue to dry.
  7. Spray birdhouse with Triple Thick Gloss Glaze. Allow to dry.
Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

The cosmetic effects are very helpful, but where are the instructions?

love this birdhouse. im going to make it for my grandma but put my own twist on it :)

To johnasinger... There is no reason to insult the webmaster/designer of this site. If you need specifics, buy yourself a book.

This site stinks for giving ANY hole sized dimension for the bird to enter. Should the hole be 1", 2"? Leass than an inch. But thanx for telling me the heart is 1", though it has nothing to do with design. Superfluous information


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Recycled Egg Carton Bowls

If you love to make recycled crafts or simply want to save some money, consider creating these Recycled Egg Carton Bowls. These bowls… Continue reading: "Recycled Egg Carton Bowls"

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts


Sponsored Content

Connect With Us

Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keyword Index Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

I Love It